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  1. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 21, 2019

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    Looking at an Oris regulateur, but 49mm!
     
  2. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 21, 2019

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    Nothing like wearing a wall clock on your wrist ;).
     
  3. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 21, 2019

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    Looking in the garage for a washer of a similar size to try against my girly wrist, I may need body building classes to wear it but not my glasses to read it.::rimshot::
     
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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 21, 2019

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  5. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 21, 2019

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  6. Remo

    Remo Nov 21, 2019

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    I made a reservation for that new Longines heritage military 1938 (Ref. L2.826.4.53.2) It's a very authentic re-edition from a Longines watch from 1938.
    It looks almost identical as a pocket watch I inherited from my grandfather (will post Images of the pocket watch later).
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  7. Remo

    Remo Nov 21, 2019

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    That's the pocket watch: 20191121_201137.jpg
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Nov 21, 2019

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  9. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 21, 2019

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    With good reason!
     
  10. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 21, 2019

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    Not a fan of Swatch? I had a few in the 1980s. This was my first one.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 21, 2019

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    Not generally, no. Wow, a 'skeletonised' (or is it just a vapourised) quartz!
     
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  12. Yago

    Yago Nov 22, 2019

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  13. TonyStark

    TonyStark Nov 25, 2019

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    For anyone interested some new yema bronze went on sale today. First 100 are numbered. I am very happy with my 39mm bronze, think do They represent a good value proposition for anyone looking at a bronze watch
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 27, 2019

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    This quarter's edition of QP is a bit too heavy on the 'hand made' watchmakers... reading an article on Greubel Forsey my eyes glossed over when I read this...

    "Screws used in a normal watch can be made in 10-15 seconds, our usual screws take 3-4 minutes to make, but the screws in the 'Hand Made 1' take six hours to make."

    Really? By all means take all day making and decorating bridges etc, but screws?

    Or am I just a complete thug?:cool:
     
  15. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 27, 2019

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    If you're maturing wine or cheese, then I get that time matters. Does the article explain why screws that take 6 hours to make are better, rather than just more expensive?
     
  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 27, 2019

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    No, it just seems like these watchmakers use 'time taken' like a badge of honour. Oh, our hands take seven years to make, that's why our watch cost a bazillion pounds.... I get the appreciation for 'craftsmanship', but at the end of the day it's a bloody screw!
     
  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 27, 2019

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  18. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 27, 2019

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    Are you right or are you wrong, I don't know but you should probaly sign up to Nick Hacko's newsletter. He is an Australian watchmaker/watch manufacturer who goes to great length to point out and illustrate the amount of time, effort and expense to manufacture a watch in Australia. I find him to be a bit of a pompous ass but he does get across the issues faced by small-volume, hand-made manufacturers.
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 27, 2019

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    I think it's just that I can't get excited about screws being hand made, and telling me it takes 6 hours just makes me wonder if it's worth it. If you show me beautifully decorated bridges, fume dials or hands then okay, but screws.... but then I guess you have people who buy watches with solid gold movements and solid casebacks.
     
  20. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 27, 2019

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    Fair enough, and I do understand your point of view. Does a hand-made screw make the inherently inaccurate mechanical movement more accurate? No, it does not, so what is its value?