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Jocke - Bad Santa
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so what can be better than a reminder from the last year.

Baselworld 2018

 

Unfortunately we getting older so the roadtrip to Basel is over nowdays.

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Now we can enjoy the great weather instead.

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And of course a beer. As usual I trade the veggies for a beer with the guy beside me.

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Arrived to Basel at the afternoon, so a stroll in the town will get me some good things.

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Later we find the XXL Cordon Bleu (we heard about) that works perfect with a few beers.

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Then it was time for some sleep and for the first time we live in Basel so we don't have to take the train.

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Next day we where there when they open the doors.

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I guess this will take some time.

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Finally we are inside, so lets see what we find this year.

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This fair was good for the wallet, most of the watches I want, I can't afford.

So to do is easy, this is the only watch I order from this years Baselworld. Yet.

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First stop was at Daniel Nebel at NORD Zeitmaschine and look at his Crossnroll. There is a lot going on here and it's not easy to explain how it works.

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There is a video at his website that explains it.

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So I have to stop at Rolex and Tudor so this is covered for the impatient guys.

 

Rolex have only used parts they already have to get a few "new" models, so I guess it was not their year this one.

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The blue/black is still in the display but not in the pricelist, what that means.

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Tudor still have the dark displays that is a pain to get a decent pic.

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The new GMT looks great IMHO.

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Next stop was at The Grönefeld Brothers that show us a few of their watches. The bad thing with the small independents, thay have only a few models for showing.

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I guess those speaks for themself, breathtaking movements.

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Then we got a great history lesson about the Czapek company by Mike Margolis and a representative of the company which I unfortunately do not have the name on.

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Then a magazine owner join us and he have to pull off his watch too.

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At the AHCI, Konstantin Chaykin shows his funny creations.

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Next stop is with Dirk Dornblüth and another happy german join us too.

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So why not step over to the next German brand on the list.

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As Robert Plant sing: Stairway to heaven.

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The CEO Thomas Meier welcome us.

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The german follow us and can't stop smiling.

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So lets see what GO bring on the table this year.

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A new clean and sober model.

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A grren sixties, with or without date.

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Black index's and hands.

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With green Super Luminova.

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A open dial PC with moonphase.

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My favourite this year, a SS Cosmopolite with arabic numbers.

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After that we run into Eric Singer from KISS.

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Next stop is a Longines to check out their new models. Here will I say the date works.

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And this one without date is a winner.

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Then we got a education in double escapement wheels by Kari Voutilainen.

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And of course we have to look at his awesome watches.

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This is so nice.

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Patek have a few new models.

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This one wants me to get a Patek but not with the orange rubber, put on a black rubber and it's a homerun.

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Omega was a little more moderate this year with limited models.

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Tag Heuer invite us to show what going on at their product line.

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The black Aquaracer with with dial.

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That looks great in the dark.

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Olive green dial and strap looks good.

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The GULF Monaco.

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If they ony have skipped the date.

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Later we visit the next finnish independent Stepan Sarpaneva that we have a great talk with about his watches.

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Not the finished product.

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He have a collaboration with MB & F too.

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We have a meeting with Richard and Maria Habring from Austria.

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Next stop is at Moser & Cie.

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GOS have just before the fair put together a bronze watch.

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I will say they made nicer and nicer watches for every year.

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And now pens too.

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Now when we are into those independence so was De Bethune our next choice to look closer at.

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Then we where a little interested to look at Schaumburg's "steam punk" models when thay start experiment with acid to get a unique surface om their dials and cases.

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They have a nice diver too.

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The last stop this year was at Lange & Heyne that made some traditional german watches.

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I hope this was a interesting reading.

 

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amanico March 6th, 2019-12:46
A good reminder of a great report. Hope we'll have some exciting offers, this year, from the usual suspects.  
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Jocke - Bad Santa March 6th, 2019-13:06
We have to what there will be in the front of the lens.  
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Ares501 - Mr Green March 6th, 2019-12:49
I can't wait for this year report from you guys!!!  
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Jocke - Bad Santa March 6th, 2019-13:06
You have to. :-))))))  
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FabR March 6th, 2019-12:57
Wonderful photo-recap, look forward to your Basel report this year as well! :-)  
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Jocke - Bad Santa March 6th, 2019-13:07
#Me too.  
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crown comfort March 6th, 2019-13:04
Phew, that was like 500 photos... so will you top it this year? Really looking forward, but I do miss the VW Caddy on tour.
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Jocke - Bad Santa March 6th, 2019-13:08
I always try to top, but it's been harder and harder but I never give up. :-))))  
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zabreg1 Mr White March 6th, 2019-13:44
Amazing effort, thank you for that epic photo journey.  I think I will have to look at this post about 50 times just to soak it all in.
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Prodyutb March 6th, 2019-16:09
Epic post and looking forward to 2019 Have a great time at Baselworld and, yes, patiently await your reporting. Thanks.
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