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A Watch With King Status February 15, 2011

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Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej celebrated his 80th birthday in 2007 and Seiko Watch was commissioned to produce limited pieces of King’s special commemoration time piece – The Seiko yellow dial Rotating Compass Ring limited edition automatic diving watch.
On the watch dial at 12 o’clock position is the King’s royal emblem; on the 9 o’clock the hour mark is replaced by the Thai language “9” signifying longitivity.

On the dial’s 6 o’clock position is the red wording Limited Edition just below the SEIKO brand.

The white colour watch box itself is a collectible item, with a larger size royal emblem.

Number "9" in Thai Language on the watch's directional crown

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Christopher Columbus’ Flagship February 4, 2011

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This piece of very very rare Longines wrist watch was produced in circa 1957 to commemorate historical feat of Christopher Columbus who found North America.  The US celebrates the event on every October 12 each year – Columbus Day.

The Longines hand-winding wrist watch featured here is made of solid rose gold casing, coupled with classic design of minature second hand on its dial, topped with bubble glass.  The word signed “Flagship” is clearly visible on the dial.

On the case back of the watch, an embossed sailing ship.  It is the flagship of which Columbus led his crew & fleet in adventure and eventually arrived in North America.  A watch that truly marks a great adventure in history.

This is an original piece (1957), NOT a replica made a few years ago by Longines to mark the unique collection.