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TravelingGal

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Hey DF, thought of you over the weekend. I got invited to a dinner by my rep at Traditional Jewelers in Newport (which I think you know, as they are a ALS dealer). It was insane! The North American JLC president Philippe Bonay was at the dinner and there were only 13 guests to this thing (20 people total, including the 7 JLC and Traditional Jeweler people). It was at the Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach in the wine room and very intimate.

I was so excited to take photos of all the crazy watches that were being passed around, but I couldn't because this thing was SO high level foo foo! I didn't expect it to be such a small group and commented to my rep jokingly that I had no idea how I got there. She basically said she called the people who were A) interested in the watch company and B) were people she'd want to have dinner with.

Anyway, I thought of you because you would have loved to see the watches and I could have used the help in knowing what the hell I was looking at! Philippe Bonay was wearing a 1.2 million dollar watch. :-o

So I took no pics (and I actually brought a separate pocket camera too since I knew my cell camera would suck - boo!). The only one I can offer you is of the leather little carrying case we got. :rolleyes: :rodent:

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TravelingGal|1309199374|2956353 said:
Hey DF, thought of you over the weekend. I got invited to a dinner by my rep at Traditional Jewelers in Newport (which I think you know, as they are a ALS dealer). It was insane! The North American JLC president Philippe Bonay was at the dinner and there were only 13 guests to this thing (20 people total, including the 7 JLC and Traditional Jeweler people). It was at the Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach in the wine room and very intimate.

I was so excited to take photos of all the crazy watches that were being passed around, but I couldn't because this thing was SO high level foo foo! I didn't expect it to be such a small group and commented to my rep jokingly that I had no idea how I got there. She basically said she called the people who were A) interested in the watch company and B) were people she'd want to have dinner with.

Anyway, I thought of you because you would have loved to see the watches and I could have used the help in knowing what the hell I was looking at! Philippe Bonay was wearing a 1.2 million dollar watch. :-o

So I took no pics (and I actually brought a separate pocket camera too since I knew my cell camera would suck - boo!). The only one I can offer you is of the leather little carrying case we got. :rolleyes: :rodent:
it must be a tourbillion watch with a lot of complications!!..sounds like a fun event. the next time when i am in the area i'll be sure to do some window shopping at Traditional Jewelers.. ;)) they carry Lange,Patek and JLC.. those are my top 3 favored brand..:love: :love:
 

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Dancing Fire|1309219789|2956621 said:
it must be a tourbillion watch with a lot of complications!!..sounds like a fun event. the next time when i am in the area i'll be sure to do some window shopping at Traditional Jewelers.. ;)) they carry Lange,Patek and JLC.. those are my top 3 favored brand..:love: :love:
They had all kinds of stuff I couldn't pronounce. A gyro somethingrather and on and on.

As for Mr. Bonay's watch - TGuy in typical Aussie fashion kind of shrugged and said, "That looks like my dad's Seiko." He had sense enough to only say it loud enough so that only I could hear it!
 

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Oh, and we got an interesting lesson on minute repeaters too. I couldn't understand most of it, which is why I thought it was a shame that two spots were wasted on TGuy and me. I found it fascinating, but just didn't have the level of appreciation, which is why I thought of you!

At least Traditional Jewelers impressed me and I'll probably buy more from them in terms of jewelry I can't easily replicate in the future. I really like my sales rep.
 

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TravelingGal|1309220373|2956628 said:
Dancing Fire|1309219789|2956621 said:
it must be a tourbillion watch with a lot of complications!!..sounds like a fun event. the next time when i am in the area i'll be sure to do some window shopping at Traditional Jewelers.. ;)) they carry Lange,Patek and JLC.. those are my top 3 favored brand..:love: :love:
They had all kinds of stuff I couldn't pronounce. A gyro somethingrather and on and on.

As for Mr. Bonay's watch - TGuy in typical Aussie fashion kind of shrugged and said, "That looks like my dad's Seiko." He had sense enough to only say it loud enough so that only I could hear it!
must be JLC's Gyrotourbillon perpetual calendar with 8 day power reserve. when i hear the word "tourbilion" ...they are way out of my league.. ;(

http://people.timezone.com/mdisher/decorte/gyro/gyro3med.jpg
 

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Dancing Fire|1309225445|2956698 said:
TravelingGal|1309220373|2956628 said:
Dancing Fire|1309219789|2956621 said:
it must be a tourbillion watch with a lot of complications!!..sounds like a fun event. the next time when i am in the area i'll be sure to do some window shopping at Traditional Jewelers.. ;)) they carry Lange,Patek and JLC.. those are my top 3 favored brand..:love: :love:
They had all kinds of stuff I couldn't pronounce. A gyro somethingrather and on and on.

As for Mr. Bonay's watch - TGuy in typical Aussie fashion kind of shrugged and said, "That looks like my dad's Seiko." He had sense enough to only say it loud enough so that only I could hear it!
must be JLC's Gyrotourbillon perpetual calendar with 8 day power reserve. when i hear the word "tourbilion" ...they are way out of my league.. ;(

http://people.timezone.com/mdisher/decorte/gyro/gyro3med.jpg
There were a few tourbillons floating around...I heard the word a lot. I'll have to look up why tourbillon is expensive. :read:

One of the watches had a complication that broke down the second by sixths. That was fun to watch (no pun intended).
 

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Well found this on the gyro tourbillon...

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2009/6/10/the-jaeger-lecoultre-gyrotourbillon-1-when-you-just-really-n.html

What a shame I simply didn't know what I was looking at. ;(

Just not a women's thing, I guess. When TGuy and I walked in, the owner of the company spoke to TGuy and said, you're in for a treat. He just pointed to me and said, "We're here because of her." It was like walking onto a car lot...everyone just talks to the guy! Maybe because I can't appreciate what the hell a gyro tourbillon is...but neither could TGuy!!

Sad waste of two spots for the dinner, IMHO, but it was still really nice to be able to go.

Oh, and they only had 4 women's watches. All Reversos.
 

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[quote="TravelingGal|1309228680|

There were a few tourbillons floating around...I heard the word a lot. I'll have to look up why tourbillon is expensive. :read:

One of the watches had a complication that broke down the second by sixths. That was fun to watch (no pun intended).[/quote]


the word "tourbillion" pronounce = tour- be- on. i pronounce it "TOO BEYOND" my wallet.. :lol:
 

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[quote="TravelingGal|1309228680|2956732
One of the watches had a complication that broke down the second by sixths. That was fun to watch (no pun intended).[/quote]


they are call " double split second chronos" works like a stop watch. IMO...it is a useless everyday function,just a toy,but some boys must have their toys.. :lol:
 

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Dancing Fire|1309287385|2957173 said:
[quote="TravelingGal|1309228680|2956732
One of the watches had a complication that broke down the second by sixths. That was fun to watch (no pun intended).

they are call " double split second chronos" works like a stop watch. IMO...it is a useless everyday function,just a toy,but some boys must have their toys.. :lol:[/quote]

So is the moonphase watch I recently ordered, but apparently they are still popular!!
 

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TravelingGal|1309199374|2956353 said:
Hey DF, thought of you over the weekend. I got invited to a dinner by my rep at Traditional Jewelers in Newport (which I think you know, as they are a ALS dealer). It was insane! The North American JLC president Philippe Bonay was at the dinner and there were only 13 guests to this thing (20 people total, including the 7 JLC and Traditional Jeweler people). It was at the Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach in the wine room and very intimate.

I was so excited to take photos of all the crazy watches that were being passed around, but I couldn't because this thing was SO high level foo foo! I didn't expect it to be such a small group and commented to my rep jokingly that I had no idea how I got there. She basically said she called the people who were A) interested in the watch company and B) were people she'd want to have dinner with.

Anyway, I thought of you because you would have loved to see the watches and I could have used the help in knowing what the hell I was looking at! Philippe Bonay was wearing a 1.2 million dollar watch. :-o

So I took no pics (and I actually brought a separate pocket camera too since I knew my cell camera would suck - boo!). The only one I can offer you is of the leather little carrying case we got. :rolleyes: :rodent:
im very jealous!can i go to the next one please!
 

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TravelingGal|1309287526|2957178 said:
Dancing Fire|1309287385|2957173 said:
[quote="TravelingGal|1309228680|2956732
One of the watches had a complication that broke down the second by sixths. That was fun to watch (no pun intended).

they are call " double split second chronos" works like a stop watch. IMO...it is a useless everyday function,just a toy,but some boys must have their toys.. :lol:
So is the moonphase watch I recently ordered, but apparently they are still popular!![/quote]


the MP function is for women to keep track of their menstrual cycle :devil: a full moon every 29 1/2 days.

btw; i love the MP function. :love: my next watch must include MP function.
 

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HI:

Cool story!

What did you end up buying???

cheers--Sharon
 

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canuk-gal|1311183227|2973091 said:
HI:

Cool story!

What did you end up buying???

cheers--Sharon
Sharon, I have the Zenith Class Elite Moonphase on order. My salesrep knew that when I rsvp'd to the event, so I didn't feel too guilty. If I don't like it, I'll return the Zenith and take a look at JLC again. But I have a feeling I will like it!
 

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TravelingGal|1311280143|2974016 said:
canuk-gal|1311183227|2973091 said:
HI:

Cool story!

What did you end up buying???

cheers--Sharon
Sharon, I have the Zenith Class Elite Moonphase on order. My salesrep knew that when I rsvp'd to the event, so I didn't feel too guilty. If I don't like it, I'll return the Zenith and take a look at JLC again. But I have a feeling I will like it!

TG:

Look forward to seeing "wrist" shots!

cheers--Sharon
 

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Delicious! I, too, am waiting with baited breath for your new watch to come in. :appl:
 

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decodelighted|1311815756|2978479 said:
Delicious! I, too, am waiting with baited breath for your new watch to come in. :appl:
Girl, where have you been???!

Got word my watch will be in this week or next. So hopefully, soon!
 

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Sweet DF...wish I could get it for TGuy............
 
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