Spangles - Dr. Tabby
There're trade offs between big and slow versus small and fast
Here's the first part of a great two-part article looking at watch performance from the small and fast side of things:
And here is a great timekeeper that goes the other way:
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Best of Balance Wheels
In this "Best of" series, let's be entertained by some of the industry's boldest and wackiest balance wheels. Please help me add in more examples. Cheers! In George Daniels Watchmaking book, he mentioned that larger balance wheels are often more precise -...
Uh oh, it’s a lot to cover
I can try, slowly. Yes it is a very good idea. Some concepts he covered which may make good topics: 1) Fusee and Chain mechanism for constant force 2) Tourbillon carriages 3) Hardening Steel 4) Different types of escapements such as the Cylinder Escapemen...
Stunning movement. I watched the youtube video to admire it more than a few times. I heard the accuracy may be less, on this piece when worn vs laying it stationary.
Very technical article and very good
I will have to read it 3-4 times to process the jist of it. Amazing piece there too. That's why I'm drawn to horology - it is a very esoteric topic with many solutions.
These are pretty hard to purchase. I tried to purchase one, but they are gone. It is so beautiful, even when I barely have the funds, I’d stretch it for this piece.
Thank you! I love it.
Out of interest, when you say "hard to purchase" are you referring to the LM101 in general or the palladium one specifically? I know the palladium version is limited but I didn't think the LM101 was hard to get in general, if that is the case.
They are very hard to get here
They have an AD in Sydney, The Hourglass. Sometimes they have stock for the independents like De Bethune, but for MB&F and FPJ, the demand has surpassed their supply. The LM101 is one of the pieces in my “grail” list.
No kidding. I had no idea!
I am really happy to hear that for Max and the team at MB&F. I can tell you from first hand expereince that the watch, the service and the people at MB&F are a clear cut above the industry. It is good that they are finally getting the recognition ...
Love open heart watches
To me being able to see an open balance is a lot like a tourbillon without the associated headache. ...
I didn’t know about it. Just read his review. It is huuuuuge!!