Temption CGK203

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    This is a Temption CGK 203 from 1999. Klaus Ulbrich, proprietor of Temption GmbH of Germany. I am not a prolific collector of watches. I am not the most educated and discriminating consumer of watches. But I like this watch. It is my first German watch.

    Chris Abell of Abell Watchmakers brought this watch to my attrntion. I looked on Google and did a search for Temption and there aren't too many threads talking about this boutique watchmaker. There were enough threads and references to let me identify the model and find Klaus.

    Klaus has set Temption up as a small, limited production boutique watchmaker thst makes limited runs of watches each year. My understanding Is that this is 1 of 1100 CGK203s that Klaus made.

    When I started investigating this particular CGK 203 I contacted Klaus and he took a personal interest in me as a customer even though this was a second hand watch that he had sold in 1999. He introduced me to Debby, his US distributor, and after reviewing the photos confirmed the bonfides of this particular watch and sent me replacement documentation. Klaus marked the documentation as DUPLICATE to ensure the pedigree for a future buyer. This is comforting in two aspects. . . . 1) I know that Klaus stands behind his watches and customers, even 16 years down the road and 2) I know that Klaus is working to ensure that no fakes get into the stream of commerce.

    Klaus chose a ETA Valjoux 7751 movement for this chronograph. This watch was seviced by my favorite watchmaker Chris Abell of Abell Watchmakers in Tyler, TX. This movement was optimized mlby Klaus and Co. Before it was put in this watch.

    It is solid. It has 24mm lugs and the band and case are as substantial as they appear in the photos.

    It is heavy. I like heavy.

    It is big. I like big.

    I like my Emperor Tuna (and thr school of lesspr Tuna) and SAS watches because you can feel them and always know that they are there. It feels like your investment is well spent.

    The simple truth is, most of us are never going to use the Chronograph for timing some event. I do use the 24th complication. The date is displayed by a 31 day hand. For some reason I really dig this. I don't know why i like it so much, but this is one of the really cool things about this watch.

    From a tactile perspective this is a watch that feels good. It's tight. The buttons screw down and the clicks are positive. I like winding this watch. The crown is solid and the black onyx insert . . . A cabochan, which is distinctive. When you wind the watch the tactile feedback is outstanding. Maybe I'm new at this but I enjoy winding this watch.

    The divers bezel . . .what a nice feel. I have not out gloves on, but I think you could manipulate it with gloves and feel the detent through them. They are like a fine optic. Audible and very tactile with a positive indent that you can feel with your eyes closed. It's a nice feel.

    The band is 24mm of massive steel. It supports the weight of the watch with ease. When I first took a close look I realized how wide the bracelet was and how prominent a feature it is. This took some time to get used to. The bracelet is comfortable. It is stable and is perfectly matches to the watch. The old style clasp us secure for me. But I am going to make the change to the new one.

    I am going to try a 24mm Bosphorus Straps ammo can strap on it when I get a chance. Klaus also sent me his latest clasp design for a very fair price.

    The dial is very legible and the branding takes a 2nd place to the readability of the numbers and hands. The watch face isn't boring and it isn't too busy. Klaus cane up with a neae perfect balance betwen the aesthetic and the functional.

    It's a fun watch and I enjoy wearing it. I have an eye on some of Klaus' latest timepieces.

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    It's a Temption Thursday! Wore the CGK203 with my Smith and Wesson 686 today.

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    Temption CGK203 at Spaghetti Warehouse

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    A 1999 Temption CGK 203, Star B 9mm and officina 365.

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    Temption CGK203, Colt Lights AMRAM 800 Judge and Montegrappa Espressione fountain pen.

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    Temption CGK203, Colt Lights AMRAM 800 Judge and Montegrappa Espressione fountain pen.

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    On the wrist. -5 seconds a day[​IMG]

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