Archive for April, 2006
2 classic aftershaves recommended in the latest Esquire caught my eye:
Vetiver by Guerlain (1961) and Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior (1966)
Whilst looking for these I found an interesting scent review site: BaseNotes.
I popped into Selfridges and had a quick whiff of these two: I prefer the more citrus-smelling Eau Sauvage and have ordered some from eBay.
U-Boat, an Italian manufacturer of very large (50mm diameter face) watches have released some new automatic watches in their range, considerably more expensive than the old quartz movement ones (of which I own one).
They’re available from WatchUSeek (eventually), but not cheaply. I like the Flightdeck 50 (pictured) & Flightdeck 55 (55mm face!) in anodized steel which work out at 2100 and 2300 Euros respectively.
(Yes, I know this is turning into The Large Watch Blog, but tough).
A web forum devoted to one of my favourite subjects: big watches.
My latest watch was a £75 purchase from eBay, a Seiko SKX031. It’s an automatic, which is great for people (like me) who are too lazy to change the battery and consequently have a pile of stopped watches sitting on the side.
I got the strap adjusted at a great little jeweller’s in Shaftesbury Avenue, Mr. Chan’s. Mr Chan himself is very knowledgeable about watches, and identified my 1970 Rolex Airking as I walked in (he even pointed out it didn’t have its original strap)!
If you’re a fan of Ted Baker (mens or womenswear), get down to the Camden Centre, Bidborough Street today or tomorrow for their sample sale.Nice to see that it even opens at 8am, for those who want to get their bargains before work.
EDIT: just noticed this is the #2 hit on google for “Ted Baker Sample Sale”… this refers to a sale a long while back now… I suggest you check the London newspapers (Metro, Evening Standard, etc) if you want to find out about forthcoming sample sales.