What‘s more important to you? Movement architecture or movement finishing?

 By: nafetS : June 29th, 2020-23:45
This question came into my mind after reading some other posts lately. My perspective has changed over the years. 5-6 years ago I‘ve been fascinated by beautifully finished movements, looking at the geneva stripes, anglage, engravings and other things. Now, finishing has become a secondary priority for me and I‘m drawn to watches with interesting movement architecture. What about you? Added a picture from my archive just to give some inspiration for the discussion. In this case I love both, the architecture and the finishing.


 By: nwk00 : June 29th, 2020-23:46
Usually goes hand in hand for the top stuff.

But of course there is a relative standard for finishing, and I would accept slightly less well finished level for a an interesting movement architecture. And if you have a classical movement architecture I know I am going to want top end finishing.

That‘s a good point. Thank you. [nt]

 By: nafetS : June 30th, 2020-00:03
No message body

The answer is simple; Both architecture and finishings for me.

 By: amanico : June 29th, 2020-23:48

Thank you. I just realised, I should‘ve asked a different question. More like: if you had to choose one over the other. [nt]

 By: nafetS : June 29th, 2020-23:59
No message body

I think it is hard to dissociate them. But if I had to, I would say a nice architecture, then finishings. Would be finishings interesting on a ugly architecture? [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-00:54
No message body

Perfect answer [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : June 30th, 2020-01:01
No message body

Good point but You could also say that the other way around i guess [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 30th, 2020-01:08
No message body

True, too, but with less impact on the overall outcome, I think. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-01:28
No message body

+1. Well put. [nt]

 By: Boris : June 30th, 2020-01:25
No message body

Architecture [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 30th, 2020-16:47
No message body

Totally agree here ! [nt]

 By: yacomino : June 30th, 2020-03:14
No message body

Dissociate? Bravo, Nico! Have you any idea how few American's understand that yours is the correct spelling and not disassociate, which doesn't exist??? FH [nt]

 By: halgedahl : June 30th, 2020-11:02
No message body

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : June 30th, 2020-11:32
It's a synonym!

You killed my moment of pride. :))) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-12:27
No message body

😅 [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : June 30th, 2020-14:12
No message body

I meant glory. :)))) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-14:40
No message body

🌈😸 [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : June 30th, 2020-15:19
No message body

:))))))) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-15:27
No message body

My apologies, Nico! Perhaps I can make up in small measure for my mistake by pointing out that the OED says "dissociate" is from the Latin dissociare

 By: halgedahl : July 1st, 2020-05:11
(to separate from fellowship), while “disassociate” was modeled after the 16th-century French verb désassocier. You'll have a better sense than I about what it is about your language that made that extra syllable necessary. But clearly that Latin root is behind the marvelous Fowler's preference (my go-to grammarian) for the shorter version. Why I neglected to seek his "council" before shooting off my mouth… Well, look before you leap, eh? Sorry! FH

Thanks, my friend. I will check that. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 1st, 2020-05:55
No message body

Thank you, Mr. Tabby, for setting me straight. Though my favorite grammarians may prefer the shorter version, the two versions of the verb do, as you

 By: halgedahl : July 1st, 2020-05:00
point out, "exist." Licking my wounds, here, I do seem to remember a teacher once admonishing the class, "If you're going to be wrong, then at least be wrong with conviction!" At least I got that part right. FH

Excellent advice. In french we call that " aplomb ". [nt]

 By: amanico : July 1st, 2020-05:54
No message body

For once! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-12:27
No message body

Maybe not on an ugly architecture, but on a very simple architecture it could be interesting. [nt]

 By: nafetS : June 30th, 2020-14:31
No message body

Yep. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-14:41
No message body

Ha ha... did you have too!

 By: cory : June 30th, 2020-00:16
Absolutely insane movement from the JLC we love.

I wonder if there are any owners of this marvel creation.

I had to. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-00:54
No message body

+1 [nt]

 By: nafetS : June 30th, 2020-14:32
No message body

A piece of high class art indeed.. [nt]

 By: Pun : June 30th, 2020-03:09
No message body
Load More Comments >>