I also agree regarding Lang and Heyne

Sep 17, 2021,16:37 PM

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Best Finishing For Your Dollar

 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-08:14
Looking for a watch with excellent finishing under 30k USD used or new. Any ideas? I’m fine with time only. Love anything with generous guilloche too. Don’t care about PM. Considering a Chopard LUC or a PF? They seem to be ridiculously well finished, espe... 

I love pf

 By: shafran : September 17th, 2021-08:59
The level of horology and finishing at its selling price point is probably the best you will get today. Hopefully with the new direction they will rise in value.


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 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-13:36
I dont think the finishing is that good. It's nice, but not as good as some independents in the same price range. Say this having owned a Zeitwerk and a Lange 1.

Disagree about Lange & Sohne

 By: hanke : September 17th, 2021-15:03
The finishing is best in the business for the price range and production output of the brand. The Zeitwerk is very nicely finished but you are paying more for the complication than finishing on that piece. The Zeitwerk could and should sell for twice the ... 


 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-15:47
I agree 100% and that's why I bought one. I have an Odysseus in SS en route too but I don't think their finishing is comparable to something like the new Coyon that came out..


 By: hanke : September 17th, 2021-18:12
The coyon is better finished, I have not handled one, but they don't make nearly as many watches as L&S and certainly nothing even remotely as complicated as many L&S pieces.

FPJ...stamps dials. Meh

 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-18:15

Here's a post from 2019

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 By: vitalsigns : September 17th, 2021-12:33
Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro Rotor, pre-owned. No guilloche though. You're in the Independents section, so presumably that excludes Richemont brands. If not, then I'd add Lange to the mix.


 By: BigAppleBill : September 17th, 2021-12:34

Without a doubt the best finishing to value IMHO is Lang & Heyne

 By: hanke : September 17th, 2021-14:56
For an Independent. I think the Lang & Heyne finishing is on par with just about anything out there (think best of the best) and their pricing is well below most of the "competitors". A close second for me is Laurent Ferrier. Non-independent Lange & S... 

Need to find one IRL!

 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-19:41
I wish they had more ADs but I get why its hard when you are a small brand. Seems like a step from from Lange & Sohne etc

Vacheron 👍

 By: @lberti : September 17th, 2021-14:57

Is this something that..

 By: Ronald Held : September 17th, 2021-16:34
We can achieve a consensus on?

Have one

 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-18:16
Wearing this one right now ...  

If you enjoy this Breguet, you will go nuts over Lange & Heyne.

 By: hanke : September 17th, 2021-20:07
You can see some at the NYC dealer


 By: amanico : September 17th, 2021-21:13

Akrivia Rexhep Rexhepi.

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : September 17th, 2021-21:37
If you can find any.

I wish

 By: m2 : September 17th, 2021-21:44
I think pricing is closer to $75,000+? Like you said, impossible to find too.

Villeret / Montblanc

 By: penfriend : September 18th, 2021-09:47
Best imho in terms of finish for bucks spent ...  

OK, I must admit these two are not <30k

 By: penfriend : September 18th, 2021-14:38
but there are several other editions with the spectacular 16.29 or 13.21 caliber finishing and nice dials as well

Excellent suggestion.

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-15:02

Lang and Heyne

 By: mj23 : September 18th, 2021-14:50
Credor Eichi, Pascal Coyon, to name a few

Also Shapiro

 By: mj23 : September 18th, 2021-14:52
If you love guilloche with his truly unique infinity weave

+1 to all of these 👍

 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 18th, 2021-16:04

Glad you agree

 By: mj23 : September 18th, 2021-16:16

Pascal Coyon. +1 on that one.

 By: amanico : September 18th, 2021-17:54

ALS vs Lange & Heyne

 By: matto1 : September 18th, 2021-18:30
Both are great watches, but the finishing style is very different. Having owned both brands, I would say the movement finishing on L&H is about as nice as it gets regardless of price-point. ALS are still very nicely finished, not quite to the L&H ...