Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Christmas Wish...

Okay, Christmas is the time for giving to others - but in a completely selfish moment I can say, this is my Christmas Wish -
Courtesy of  a Reader
This is the Baume Mercier GMT Alarm.  Many years ago, I was working nights and weekends at Tourneau in San Francisco.  We carried Baume et Mercier - and a customer came in wearing this one.  At the time, I was obsessed with the Girard-Perregaux Traveller II.  But then I laid eyes on this and it took a rather unhealthy hold of my attention.  The idea of working in a watch retail environment is to SELL watches, not to try to buy them from customers who come in!  This made for an awkward moment with my boss, but in the end I managed to sell the customer a gold Baume et Mercier for his more formal duties in the board room, and he very kindly came in every few weeks to let me look at his watch!

I realize that this is a model no longer in production - I know that alarms are not every one's cup of tea.  I understand that the window has closed...

But Santa - if you're really up there in Northern Finland - I feel that overall I would fall into the "NICE" category this year...

Could you hook a guy up?

Happy Holidays everyone!

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