The road to buying a watch for the post-90s struggling youth Every watch records a story of the past

It’s a record of the past few years, a testimony. Disclaimer before the article, not the slightest intention to show off, just sharing.

A family photo, with the watch shaker box, but I like the original boxes from these watch manufacturers.

That’s right, quartz-backed, the wave of manipulation, unreadable.

I was 21 years old and just in my second year of university. That year was the start of a family decline. My mother, who was frugal, bought me this watch. I remember very clearly that it was originally my father’s birthday for her, and he had given her 20,000, and it was really time to replace her broken domestic watch, so she took me to the mall to choose a watch. I was on my way to shopping blindly when I spotted this 3,500 watch, which I really didn’t understand at the time, so I thought it looked good. In the end, my mother bought a thousand-odd piece herself and brought it home for me. Even now, I often wear this watch to various occasions.

Movado, personally, I think the line is between fashion and practicality. I was 22 years old and my family was in a very precarious financial situation. I left university that year and started working to earn money to support my family. When it was close to Chinese New Year, I couldn’t resist treating myself to a 10,000 yuan watch, the one I wore the least.

The OMEGA box is really something

This year I was 23 and my family’s business slowly started to recover, but it was still a very difficult time. After I left school, I started to develop some small businesses to supplement the family and gradually had some surplus. In the first half of the year I bought an Omega Discus because of business needs, and in the second half of the year I bought a Cartier Blue Balloon because of relationship problems.

During the year, I was hoodwinked by my so-called favourite of the year over money matters and I was told she was going to find someone who supposedly had everything to live a comfortable life. Over the past few years, I emptied myself of everything I could and gave her up, keeping just a hug and a nice guy card. On the day of her confession, she had a blue balloon in her hand. The blue balloon was like a golden hoop that weighed me down for the second half of the year. Countless days and nights of struggling to save money while raising a family, finally taking it home at the end of the year.

At the age of 24, after saying goodbye to the past and concentrating on my career, I officially assisted my father in taking over the business, and with twenty years of exposure and learning,Top Quality Replica Watches UK pulled the business back from the life-and-death line together with him. It was also the year I met my wife, my beloved Grand Princess, and true to the old adage, a career is a man’s face. This is a Swiss Berger, a gift from an old friend when we got married. The price was around 29,000 I think. White dial, blue hands and blue lettering. It was said to be a limited edition movement, very rare and so on and so forth. I ended up with a watch without a second hand. But one thing’s for sure, it’s not bad.

At the age of 25, as I attended more and more formal occasions, I realized that I did not have a gold hand watch with formal wear. After looking around, I originally wanted to buy a Universal Portuguese 7. After taking a day to look for one, I found nothing suitable and was about to leave when I found this gold hand Portofino, also with a 7-day chain, especially the raised face on its front, which I loved at first sight.

A family heirloom Negro. This watch has been in my father’s hands for five years without the slightest problem. From the time I officially managed the business, my father added a Yacht Prestige II and gave me this black ghost. The first reaction to getting it was to service it, maintain it and polish it. Two days later, it was as good as new. I really admire the watchmaking skills of Rolex, it is really resistant to manufacture.

After the wedding, a gift from my daughter-in-law. Bought in Xian, the log is really beautiful.

Between gold sash circles, raised the day before yesterday. Doesn’t Rolex need this kind of Oyster big chain to look good? I feel I don’t deserve them, even though the price is similar.

The box is really superb

When I was very young, I was envious of hearing about earning tens of millions of dollars a year, but I didn’t have an idea. Now that I’ve reached it, I realize it’s nothing more than an admission ticket, a Blancpain fifty, the day I got a promotion and a raise, a gift to myself.

The day before yesterday, I followed the Sash Circle counter and took it away. From the first day I entered the watch pit, I fell in love with it, in my eyes, it is not just a watch, but a work of art. It has seen me through the ups and downs of my relationship and career over the years. I bought them on the day I signed my first contract with my own company.

A watch is a tool, a record of time. It is not just a record of time, but a story of the time that has passed. Each watch is a record of my past stories, my past emotions, my life, my countless days and nights of struggle. I would like to dedicate this post to the post-90s youth who are struggling endlessly.

Two such flashy watches in a row, that’s tough!

Perhaps because we all know that my home is very close to a shopping mall, I often receive weird requests from rabbit fans, such as “Sister Rabbit, please help me pick up something from Hangzhou Mansion”, or when I can’t decide, I will also run to take pictures of people’s hands by magic – I have become your tool ……

For example, the other day a reader asked for help: “I want to buy a Blancpain 6654, but the plate is tangled to death and there’s no shop in front of my house, so only Sister Rabbit can save me.”

So I contacted the shop overnight to take a shot at the 6654’s new blue plate watch this year, only to be told the next day that it was “already sold” and that two customers had grabbed it.

This is this year’s superb blue dial 6654

“Not to mention the blue disc,uk fake watches the white discs are all gone ……”, the salesman said, “Business is so good these days that I doubt my life, and I can only silently glance at the counter, telling me that the next time it arrives, I will be the first to be informed.

It is said that the epidemic has locked people and wallets in the country this year, but the “wealth gap” between watch brands is also widening. The tail end of the spectrum is surviving, the head end is boldly pushing new products, and there is indeed a beautiful view ahead.

When it comes to the 6654 (full calendar moon phase watch), as the leader of Blancpain’s very famous V series (that is, the Villeret Classic series), it’s kind of famous – many readers who can’t remember the model number of the watch say they know a little bit about it, even if they haven’t bought it. Or rather, when people are faced with the choice of a formal watch, this is the model that has a high probability of appearing in the options.

This is the most classic white dial

“Named after the Swiss town of Villeret, where the brand was born in 1735, the classic double round bezel is the most obvious design feature – even when hidden in a shirt sleeve, the corner of the watch is recognisable.

This is the “round on round” double bezel design, meticulously polished by master craftsmen to give it the same curvature and lustre, with the same height and distance between the arcs, and the Roman numerals in a special “waisted” design.

Although it is the most common round watch on the market, it is the details that make it recognisable, and the very gentlemanly skeletonised willow hand that makes it instantly recognisable.

And this year, the 6654 has a new addition – a very subtle blue colour, also known as “gentleman’s blue”.

We can’t get enough of this sultry moon phase face!

In our opinion, the 6654 is where it is today because of its design – in short, its beautiful layout, its unique and enchanting moon phase design and, of course, its quality.

But for Blancpain, the full calendar moon phase watch has a special significance for the brand.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the watch industry was hit by the “quartz crisis”, when cheap and accurate quartz watches appeared in large numbers and mechanical watches were hit like never before. But this was when Blancpain bucked the trend and made the seemingly more useless moon phase watch – the first moon phase display watch was created in 1983.

The famous 6654 (right) was based on the 6395 (left)

To compete with quartz watches for price is a dead end. The point of fine watchmaking is the beauty and technical value of the mechanism itself. The opposite is true, and it works.

The watch that took the brand out of its historical rut is still a sought-after model to this day.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed the line “MANUFACTURE DE HAUTE HORLOGERIE” on the Blancpain logo (don’t be afraid of the length, I’ll explain).

The word “Manufacture” originally meant handmade, but nowadays it means that a brand has full in-house production capacity from production to assembly, while “Haute Horlogerie” refers to fine watchmaking.

The term ‘Haute Horlogerie’ took on added significance after the quartz crisis, when many people used it to distinguish between high-end mechanical watches and mass-produced quartz watches.

To this day, Blancpain does not have a single quartz watch in its entire range (nor does it produce second-rate watches) and has not changed its strategy in response to the trend.

Of course, this year’s “gentleman’s blue” family also includes an ultra-thin watch, the 6605, in a very elegant two-hand version.

The ultra-thin Grande Seconde 6651 (pictured below, right) is also available in a gentleman’s blue version. These two blue watches are available with an alligator leather strap, as well as Blancpain’s exclusive Mille Mailles bracelet in red gold.

This is really expensive

If the V collection is Blancpain’s formal watch ace, the other card is the Fifty Fathoms, the sports watch icon.

This is the Barakuda Limited Edition, which was a hard-to-find watch last year

The history of the Fifty Fathoms is a familiar one: the world’s first modern diving watch, born in 1952 and officially launched in 1953, it came from the hands of Blancpain’s then CEO, Mr Fichte, and was revived in the hands of its current President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek.

Over the years, the constantly updated Fifty Fathoms family has often delivered stunning models.

This year, however, Blancpain’s crowning achievement is a Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Deep Submariner (derived from the Fifty Fathoms, born in 1956 and slightly smaller for everyday wear) with an instantly recognisable green dial.

It is the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph Aurora Green, 43.6 mm in diameter, in a satin-brushed black ceramic case with a rotating bezel set with an Aurora Green ceramic inner ring.

Blancpain has done a great deal of research for this green colour – for example, it had to go through ten production processes to achieve such a colour and light effect.

The initial work involved planning the shape of the watch and the position of the viewport, which was polished in two stages. The first stage gives the surface a flat finish and the second a softer and smoother appearance. Afterwards, the craftsman has to achieve a sunburst effect on the dial surface.

The sunburst effect gives the dial a sense of light and shadow radiating from the centre, and to give it more visual depth, the chronograph sub-dials are hollowed out and fixed before the colouring begins.

All in all, this gradation of green with metallic shades is the product of a great deal of thought.

As for the caseback, we can see the self-winding F385 movement, which is Blancpain’s own.

The F385 calibre is equipped with a vertical clutch and a chronograph mechanism controlled by a column wheel, and has a flyback function that allows the chronograph to be zeroed and restarted by pressing a button at 4 o’clock

In fact, when it comes to movements, Blancpain has the strength of the famous FP calibre factory (which supplies many high-end brands) and currently produces all its movements 100% in-house – from design, production and assembly. This is one of the meanings of the word “Manufacture” that I have just mentioned.

Total control of the watchmaking process is what gives Blancpain its credentials (the big complications are designed and made by hand).

The rabbit had intended to take a hands-on video, but unfortunately the Aurora Green was not yet available in some shops, but was already in the queue.

The watch is available on a NATO NATO military strap and a nautical canvas strap – see how Yi Yeyi interprets it.