Not unnoticed, just unmentioned... until now!
Thanks for bringing this masterpiece to the forefront
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Same thing with any independent..
This problem will remain with regard to any independent watch, unless they have corporatized themselves. The same question will hold true of a Dufour or Kari, Roger Smith, Ferdinand Berthoud, David Candaux , Eva Leube ...and many. The important thing is a...
A genuine issue of course
Perhaps the AHCI can make it mandatory for all its members to place the designs and drawings in Escrow to be released by AHCI to WOSTEP after the lifetime of the creator so that students can be trained in the repair of these masterpieces as a unique acade...
Or AHCI could do this..
Set up the Service Center for repairing AHCI member watches; hire wostep trained watchmakers as staff and get repair royalties as well, to fund the cause of independent watchmaking
Ah yes! Good point!
That shock recorder on the Zweigesicht-1 is very interesting. And it's a good thing he will tell others how to service it!
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An independent watchmaker is put on a pedestal because of what he creates and not because of what he can repair. If collectors are to repose greater faith in these creations and part with their large sums of money to obtain those creations, the service is...
But how many watchmakers are on the team?
It's such a small team. And the watches are so unique... I admire his lovely creations, but I worry about servicing possibilities. Already servicing costs are high and times are long.
Serviceability doesn't seem to be an issue.
To me, the only issues one can find are related to special materials (alloys) and finishing. Alloys are not an issue with Vianney's watches as he's using very common material. Finishing, on the other hand could be trickier. Of course, skills are required,...
It has been noticed
The resonance is not truly appropriate to describe the mechanical, and not physical process by which the 2 escapements are connected