Marine Finishing - Very Different Than Tradition or other lines

May 25, 2023,02:15 AM

Interestingly, I guess the standards/quality is different for the Marine line versus the others? This is an older watch obviously since  this gen is no longer made, but I think it's very interesting to contrast the pics below VS the Tradition (which is my last pic here). 

The Tradition isn't perfect, but does not have any overt mistakes like these.

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Is anyone still buying the new marine models?

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : May 25th, 2023-06:04

Very few watches can stand a chance against macro photography

 By: loujo : May 25th, 2023-06:19
The problem is that once you have seen it, you can't unsee. I did this to my Lange 1815 Up Down and found a small imperfection on the dial. I ended up selling that watch even though I would have never been able to see it with my naked eyes. That decision ... 

Evidence of a hand made watch!

 By: 中野れい : May 25th, 2023-08:25
I'd be ok with it It's done by people instead of machine 👍🏼

The first generation “Marine” was good

 By: Bruno.M1 : May 25th, 2023-09:44
A friend of mine has one from 1998 or so. These are pretty well made. Yours is imo ok but not as good as the first generation The last generation is a watch I don’t like, don’t like how case and strap are attached But that’s ofcourse personal taste That’s... 

Macro lens have a tendency to ruin watch collecting for some people.

 By: Spangles - Tabib al-‘Attābiyya : May 25th, 2023-14:37
Either you can accept that no watch is perfect, or you are doomed

Well, I'd make the difference between

 By: Steyr : May 25th, 2023-19:27
Poor finishing and poor quality control. You said it yourself "mistakes". The first photo shows a hand that has been mishandled. A tweezer that slept, something like that. This is an accident and yes,this is not acceptable,it shouldn't have left the bench...