Author Archives: Filip Ericsson

Legend Diver back from Switzerland service!

Finally! Sweet reunion with my beloved Longines Legend Diver. It has been away for service in Switzerland for 3 months. The fact that the service cost as a service for an Audi A6 has to be repressed I guess…I might be … Continue reading

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My watch collection – Steve Zissou’s Vostok Amphibia

So my fourth Russian watch arrived today, the Zissou Vostok Amphibia, a must have in a Russian watch collection if you ask me! Yes, this is the diving tool of Captain Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) in the cult flick The … Continue reading

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My watch collection – Poljot Aviator Alarm

Poljot Aviator is a classic Russian pilot’s watch, before used by the Soviet Air Force. The Poljot factory is located in Moscow and originates from Stalin’s watch factory which opened in 1930, as the Soviets thought they needed their own … Continue reading

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50 years of Porsche 911 – Story of an icon

“Porsche 911” – listen to that. The expression sits like granite in the human culture, at least among the millions of people around the globe that have the least interest in cars. This year it becomes 50 and I believe … Continue reading

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The sweetest engine notes in the world – Top three!

The citizens of the earth have adored fast cars ever since the automobile was invented. I suspect that an important part of this universal passion is the sound of the engines, where men across the globe have gathered in garages … Continue reading

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The Saabs of my childhood and beyond

I was born in a Sweden of the 1970s, and that means to a world that looked really different from what it looks like today. It was “Folkhem” (“people’s home”, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkhemmet) and Cold War and Sweden had become rich on … Continue reading

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Mazda Miata 25 Years!

The Japanese offensive in the automotive industry had started already during the seventies and reached hurricane strength during the eighties. Everyone was afraid of the Japanese in a similar way that we are scared of the Chinese today, and with … Continue reading

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