February was meant to give us some.recovery time from the madness of SIHH, before talk of Baselworld began. But it didn’t really happen like that. The month flew by in a blur of scheduling (well done Elise, queen of ‘hell Tetris’ ? and spotting..In fact, I’m currently writing this dispatch from the airport lounge, en route to London first – where I have a couple of big marks to hit for some A-Grade watch hunting – and then to Basel, when I’ll meet up with the guys and get my key to the T+T frat palace around the corner from Baselworld. It’s going to be my first Basel. The excitement levels are atomic. Obviously the next Spotted! will be big. But before then, let’s get February sorted… Early on in the month, Sydney-based watch-collecting-couple Hal (@WatchULove) and Nilly (@Nilly_A) came south to the far superior city that we call Melbourne. Hal was sporting the seldom seen F. P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu, which was a pretty important and highly anticipated purchase, while his wife and fellow watch lover Nilly just happened to be wearing a green Submariner to match my own. Unfortunately, I was too caught up with the FPJ to…

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