RPR_IMG_5643 RPR_IMG_5700 Back home, with a hangover, rethinking how fabulous Passion Meeting 2014 was, I come to the conclusion that this one might have been the most relaxed GTG so far!  Everybody was totally into enjoying the watches and the friends that came in from everywhere to catch up with each other since the last time they met. Thank YOU guys VERY much for doing your effort to come to Amsterdam with us!!  It was already the 7th year me and Bernhard organise this hardcore vintage Rolex fest for fellow aficionado’s and it so much fun meeting new guys, seeing old ones and meeting the usual diehards that are always at the party! RPR_IMG_5551 A friend send me “Passion, Love, Unity and Fun” to describe the weekend and exactly that’s it, the unity of each others passion and the love for detail while having fun is precisely why we organise this for all of us. A uncomplicated weekend with friends in a exciting city called Amsterdam. The wonderful historic locations where they served us great food & drinks gave us plenty of time to enjoy each others beauties. Again I was impressed by the many incredible vintage Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Longines etc that have gone through my hands. The pleasure in sharing details each owner has, is what makes the meeting so unique! RPR_IMG_5673 I’m very pleased to call you my friends and it’s a huge honor to me to see you all together having a great time! For those that are still traveling to get back home, have a safe trip! I bet you won’t sleep in the plain from all the impressive memories that are in your mind. Thank you again for making it possible!

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Here some of my images that capture the atmosphere quick well. In the next days I will add some more as plenty of pictures have been made by everybody. RPR_IMG_5636 Where’s my Rolex?!? Maybe it’s that one 😉 RPR_DSC_0198 RPR_IMG_5153 RPR_IMG_5644Explorer 3-6-9 Submariner’s… RPR_IMG_5368 Daytona tableshot.. RPR_IMG_5505

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Black glossy vintage Rolex at it’s best.. RPR_IMG_5568 “SOLO” Rolex… RPR_DSC_0237 RPR_IMG_5397 Some Rolex Big Crown Submariners… RPR_image_00005 GMT 1675 UAE, 4 line Sub and 5512 exclamation mark… RPR_IMG_5557 Tropical brown Seadweller’s…  Paten Pending MK1 and 2 x MK2’s…RPR_IMG_5562 Caramel Daytona… RPR_IMG_5626 3 x unique Rolex. 2 times “Singer” Prototype and 1 time “Albino”. It was very nice the have legendary Pucci & Giorgio in da house for the first time! RPR_IMG_5699 Tropical Submariners.. RPR_image_00001 Military Submariner, great seeing you with us for the first time Paul! RPR_IMG_5545 RPR_IMG_5582 RPR_IMG_5385 Bron Eagle Beck Submariner, waterproof PPC sold by Gubelin and early 6034 first serie “Riviera” Pulsometer chronograph… RPR_IMG_5527 RPR_IMG_5376 The Albino close up… RPR_IMG_5159 RPR_IMG_5612 The first 6240 made by Rolex, special in all it’s details!.. RPR_IMG_5350 Some Crisp GMT – Masters… RPR_IMG_5576 Vintage Rolex patina… RPR_IMG_5381 Very early gold connaisseurs Daytona… RPR_IMG_5610 RPR_IMG_5502 Traveling Rolex.. RPR_IMG_5682 Early Datejust Waffle dials.. RPR_IMG_5364 Early Monobloc 3525 Oyster Chronograph… RPR_IMG_5543 RPR_IMG_5417 One of the first Daytona’s next to each other: White & black Double Swiss & Underline… RPR_IMG_5195 Milgauss Evolution, from flat bezel 6541 to 1019’s… RPR_IMG_5606 Comex Submariner.. RPR_IMG_5595 RPR_IMG_5546 RPR_IMG_5339 Military Submariner… RPR_IMG_5547 RPR_IMG_5223 RPR_IMG_5550 RPR_IMG_5221 RPR_IMG_5320   RPR_IMG_5604 RPR_IMG_5327   RPR_IMG_5459 Early Submariner.. RPR_IMG_5259   28 made, Key A Certified… RPR_IMG_5235 Red depth Explorer with it’s hangtag.. RPR_IMG_5188 RPR_IMG_5510 RPR_IMG_5166 RPR_IMG_5171 Now check these pushers!!… RPR_IMG_5173 RPR_IMG_5668 RPR_IMG_5588 RPR_IMG_5228 RPR_IMG_5670 RPR_IMG_5216 RPR_IMG_5587 RPR_IMG_5161 RPR_IMG_5669 RPR_IMG_5578 RPR_IMG_5619 RPR_IMG_5614 RPR_IMG_5185 RPR_IMG_5632 RPR_IMG_5332 RPR_IMG_5605 RPR_IMG_5183 Colorful Stella’s… RPR_IMG_5583 RPR_IMG_5266 RPR_IMG_5603 Some marvelous Step-cases.. RPR_IMG_5592 RPR_IMG_5565 RPR_IMG_5226 RPR_IMG_5554 RPR_IMG_5181 RPR_IMG_5532 The Seiko from Castro.. RPR_IMG_5211 RPR_IMG_5537   Longines sandwich dial..RPR_IMG_5544 RPR_IMG_5495 RPR_IMG_5520 RPR_IMG_5524

Mike Wood’s Rolex silver tree…

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There’s only 1 guy so crazy to fill a basket very carefully like this… It looks it’s smashed in there but in contraire it’s taken Mike some time to arrange this gently..

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RPR_IMG_5523 RPR_IMG_5494 RPR_IMG_5182 RPR_IMG_5529 RPR_IMG_5425 Thanks Petja for the following additional pictures you made! Really nice!! RPR_IMG_5455 RPR_DSC_0264 RPR_DSC_0272 RPR_DSC_0275 RPR_DSC_0286 RPR_DSC_0293 RPR_DSC_0298 RPR_DSC_0301 RPR_DSC_0239 RPR_DSC_0241RPR_DSC_0254 RPR_DSC_0258 RPR_DSC_0199 RPR_DSC_0209 RPR_DSC_0210 RPR_DSC_0219 RPR_DSC_0229 RPR_DSC_0234 RPR_DSC_0236 RPR_DSC_0168 RPR_DSC_0173 RPR_DSC_0175 RPR_DSC_0176 RPR_DSC_0189 RPR_DSC_0192RPR_DSC_0155 RPR_DSC_0162 And some more PM2014 pictures from Florian, many thanks!! RPR_thh (1) RPR_Foto 1 RPR_fsfs (1)RPR_fsfs (2) RPR_hgs (1) RPR_Foto 3 (2) RPR_hgs (2) RPR_hshztrz RPR_thtts (1)RPR_Foto 1 (2) RPR_thh (1)

And some more impressions by Peter, many thanks!!

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Thanks YOU all for making it to yet another brilliant experience!!! For those I don’t see soon again, we will meet up in 2015 😉 RPR_IMG_5637

And many thanks to our photographer Rob Truijen for being so dedicated in making exceptional close up pictures the afternoon during our meeting!!!!!

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