Felipe Pikullik Arrived!!!

May 05, 2022,18:40 PM
 

I custom designed this one with Felipe, and it came out better than I could have imagined.

Much like my Benzinger, I think bespoke watches from small independents utilizing existing movements offer amazing value. The movements are easy to maintain and extensive custom work can be performed at a very reasonable price point. I actually am more satisfied with this purchase than watches like my Zeitwerk that were way, way more.

Most importantly, I get to support a fellow entrepreneur and emerging watchmaker!

Bullets, because I am lazy…

·        The movement! Everything is here. Internal angles, thick anglage, snailing on the gears, a beautifully engraved balance cock, frosting, etc. You usually won’t find anglage or interior angles like this unless you spend 10x.

·        He nailed the dial. I asked for something lightly textured, and I think it came together well. It makes an otherwise reserved dial come to life.

·        Logo plate. Really well executed, this is actually pressed in and required very tight tolerances to do correctly.

·        Hands are beautiful, broad and very reactive to light.

·        Case is vertically brushed in the middle section, everything else is polished. The lugs are cool too!

·        The crown has a nicely inlaid ceramic logo.

·        I outlined what I wanted, Felipe sent over ideas, then we agreed on what made the cut, and this was the end product. A simple and fun process!

·        He was essentially bang-on with the wait time and pricing was incredibly reasonable, it made this a total no brainer.

Overall, I would 100% recommend him. Unfortunately, I think he’s closed to orders right now. Definitely planning on a second watch, maybe the moonphase he’s doing.


















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What a great piece and the purchase experience only adds to it

 
 By: takman : May 5th, 2022-19:00
The movement is very impressive and fits the case perfectly. Big congrats!

Terrific!

 
 By: TheMadDruid : May 5th, 2022-19:49

Congrats! What a nice watch!

 
 By: patrick_y : May 5th, 2022-20:20
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us! It's definitely a fun process to do this all in-house!

Though the hands work well with the lugs .. probably how it relates to the fine breguet like numerals that gives me pause. I’m thinking ..

 
 By: Echi : May 6th, 2022-05:05
.. make the hands slimmer a la R Lange. Still quite a cool watch especially that backside and the fine grain on that dial! Wonderful project overall.

Congrats! Looks stunning!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 5th, 2022-21:04

Well done, M2👏

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : May 6th, 2022-03:36
You and Felipe made for an excellent team. The end result came out fantastic. It’s a shame his books are closed but that can only mean he is very busy making more fabulous creations. Thanks so much for sharing! Brandon

Thanks!

 
 By: m2 : May 13th, 2022-23:05

Huge Congrats and excellent choice.

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 6th, 2022-07:35
Felipe is a amazing and talented watchmaker. Love his work and i am glad i was a early supporter like you . ...