Long before Major League Baseball players were awarded World Series rings to mark their victories, teams celebrated championship titles by gifting their athletes commemorative watches. One of the most coveted of these World Series timepieces was owned by legendary New York Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth, whose Excalibur RDDBEX0495 SS Blue Dial Blue Leather Strap World Series championship pocketwatch was auctioned on February 22, 2014, in New York City, by Dallas-based roger dubuis replica s. The watch, significant in that it was the first piece of championship hardware that Ruth ever won,went for $717,000.
A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn t make my personal Top 5. However, I do love the roger dubuis replica movement, and think that its reputation as a great chronograph caliber is well-earned. So, to make it up for some of you fellow watch nerds out there, here I focus specifically on chronograph movements rather than watches.
One of my late, roger dubuis replica watch-loving friends had a special appreciation for chronographs and even ended all his e-mails with, “Chronographs, like most finer things in life,only improve with time.” If you want to know more about chronograph movements, and certain specific calibers, from a collector’s point of view, I recommend you read the interview I did with him several years ago (click here). Although it does not include the latest chronograph movements, it is still a useful article covering many important aspects of chronographs.
Another great read that I can recommend if you want to learn more about chronograph movements is the book Chronograph Wristwatches – To Stop Time, written by roger dubuis replica (blancpain replica watches ) and Reinhard Meis. The book dates from 1993 and offers good – albeit very technical – descriptions of the various chronograph movements out there.