I’m in a back street in Havana

I’m in a back street in Havana

Postby koimaster » September 7th 2018, 8:49am

When someone’s watch story starts in the backstreets of Havana, you know it’s going to be good. In fact, it would be a good story, even if the watch itself didn’t match up to the tale. Luckily for all involved, Adam’s oversized mid-century Longines, double signed with famous retailer Cuervo y Sobrinos, stands up. On its own, the watch is big and attention-seeking, but it’s really the fancy dial that steals the show. Even more so when we learn that the dial is made to resemble a poker chip from the (in)famous Hotel Plaza, which was owned and operated by the Philadelphia Mob in the 1950s, up until 1959, when they were turfed out by Fidel Castro.




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Re: I’m in a back street in Havana

Postby Ofcmark » September 8th 2018, 8:03am

Great looking watch
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Re: I’m in a back street in Havana

Postby bobbee » September 8th 2018, 3:59pm

I wonder if, like many mid-fifties mechanical things in Cuba, it now runs with a Russian 'engine'? :)
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Re: I’m in a back street in Havana

Postby 3Flushes » September 9th 2018, 12:48pm

It's a watch story? Damn.
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