• Master
    23 Aug 2023, 8:53 a.m.

    Hi there, as some of you know there usually is an Amsterdam Collectors GTG once a year that originally started with a visit of our esteemed collector Bill. Unfortunately Bill wasn't able to join us this year. We had a somewhat smaller meeting and I would like to share a few of the moments (and watches! from this event.

    I usually come on my own but this year I invited my sister. She's not too much into watches so she had to borrow something from me. Since I just took delivery of my BP Perpetual Lake Tahoe which I obviously had to wear, it was fitting to have her wear the Lake Tahoe Chrono that usually can be found on the wrist of my oldest son:

    The event started on Friday night with a dinner in the restaurant Rijks next to the Rijksmuseum.

    We had an awesome menu:

    I am not a big connoiseur of haute cuisine but this menu was excellent! Very refined with lots of delicious interesting combinations.

    Besides the great dishes, there were some special watches on the table as well:

    During dinner it's normal to swap around watches. The staff in the restaurant usually doesn't understand why it takes so long for everybody to finish their courses but after a frew rounds they get used to it. I managed to borrow a very special Ocean watch, it's actually the only one in the whole world:

    Despite the lovely watches, the dinner was so good that we actually sometimes were all eating instead of chatting about watches!

    Koen is always chasing interesting vintage watches and this time he brought a few very special pieces like this one:

    As a size comparison, here it is next to the BP:

    I will spare you the picture with me wearing it but it looks great on my sister:

    At about ten we finished dinner and some people had to catch the train home. I took my sister to the train and went home where I enjoyed a lovely single malt Martin gave me (Glengoyne 12 years Highland malt)

    This was the end of day one, I will create a separate post for the Saturday event.

    Kind regards,


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    Thread title has been changed from Amsterdam Get Together.

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 11:02 a.m.

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing Clemens!!

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 12:27 p.m.

    For those who love food shots, I made this overview of the dishes we had:

    Kind regards,


  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 12:45 p.m.

    This is a collectors' GTG that I have yet to make...but is a "must' on my list. Thank you Clemens for taking us along for the ride. It appears everyone had big IWC fun!

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 1:47 p.m.

    Thank you Clemens for bringing this up. It was such a great event even in this small group this time. The advantage was to be able to talk to everyone who attended much more than usually. I'm always honored and pleased to attend. It was my 4th AMSGTG this year and since COVID stopped us 3 consecutive years in now, it was more than wonderful we could make it again this year. It was really a blast. Thank you Mark for organizing again. Meals and all was outstanding again!!!

    Here are some of my Friday impressions:

    As you can see it's a lot about passion for watches but much more about passion for people, collectors who become and became friends very quickly. Many of these friendships last for many years now but it's also great fun and pleasure to have and get new people in the group each time.

    Hoping for many more meetings to come...

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 1:58 p.m.

    Thank you for these wonderful shots Tilo! It was a great pleasure to meet again and I'm so happy for you that you found the Inge Digital Date Month, a watch I got you hooked on a few years ago at one of the earlier meetings in Amsterdam (June 2017).

    Kind regards,


  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 2:11 p.m.

    Yes Clemens, that's how it started on my first AMSGTG (AMSterdam Get ToGether) back in 2017. You got me infected there with the quest for the Inge DDM which possibility and opportunity and tenacity brought me this early summer.

    Thanks for the cool picture. Anders is watching too ;-)

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 2:16 p.m.

    So be prepared when joining these meetings. You might get infected easily with some Uhrenvirus that you never get rid of again ;-)

  • 23 Aug 2023, 3:35 p.m.

    nice people, niece watches, nice food, what more can you ask for

  • Master
    23 Aug 2023, 8:59 p.m.

    It's great to see so many familiar faces!!!!

    I had the pleasure of attending my one and only BBAMSGTG pre pandemic and it was amazing.

  • Insider
    24 Aug 2023, 9:50 p.m.

    Thanks guys for the many cool pictures, I would loved to be part of it, but maybe next time...

    to complete the Inge PDDD ;)

    Regards, Markus

  • Insider
    26 Aug 2023, 6:58 p.m.

    Looks like an amazing time as always!! Epic event with good food and GREAT friends. Thanks for sharing Cinq!!

    Was bummed to have missed out this year but I hope to rejoin you all at the next one.