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A historic Harwood automatic movement made by Blancpain is maybe of interest to you ?? BLANCPAIN HISTORICAL TIMEPIECES – HARWOOD AUTOMATIC (1926) – THE WORLD’S FIRST AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH

On the movement side, Frédéric-Emile was particularly fascinated by the challenges of automatic winding. In the mid-1920s he made the acquaintance of a British watchmaker, John Harwood who had been working on bringing an automatic winding system, then sol
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By: Ron_W
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Ron_W
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How many people here owned a Dubey & Schaldenbrand back in their heyday.....

The Spiral Cap and the rose gold Caprice 03 LE. (Both modified ETA 2892-A2 calibers.) If I remember right, D & S used to do some really cool hand engraving on vintage movements. I haven't heard much from them since Cinette Robert sold the outfit. Do they
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By: Blansky
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centurionone
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Watches & Wonders 2020: WC Schaffhausen presents the Portugieser Automatic 40

This is a good choice for those who want a smaller diameter and automatic winding. The lack of 'Automatic' printed on the dial and the lack of a date are positives in my opinion. I also like that the movement has some skeletonisation to it so that you can
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By: India Whiskey Charlie
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MCG (Markus)
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New 1858 Split Second with Minerva 16,31 Movement...

we see a lot of love for the Montblanc 1858 Tachymeter with the Minerva Cal 16.29... wonderfully finished manually wound monopusher Chrono. I’ve tried this timepiece & it is undeniably impressive! Then the ' 2019 Only Watch ’ – Titanium Split Seconds Mono
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By: mahesh
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Gelato Monster
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WS for today Friday 10th is OPEN! Theme: "My Favorite Watch Complication"...

sign me up! Stay safe my friends.
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By: Subexplorer
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KC74
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Montblanc Villeret Chronograph grand feu enamel :)

They don’t make these anymore. I miss the Montblanc collection Villeret 1858. Fortunately I have one from this era. Wearing this today. And the Minerva heritage lives on thru the current Heritage and 1858 collections . Probably the best of both worlds. Ch
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By: jrwong23
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jrwong23
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First purchase of 2020.

Compared to the BLNR ... two different calibres, two different bracelets. Different watch indeed.
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By: Monopole
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Monopole
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Montblanc Vintage Chronographe Monopusher

So this is the latest edition to my collection, the beautiful Vintage Chronographe Monopusher in white gold with a black enamel dial. The Montblanc collection Villeret 1858 is in my experience the best finish of a caliber that you can get and only compara
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By: penfriend
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amanico
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A visit at the Breguet Manufacture, November 2019.

Breguet certainly is one of these magic names of the watch industry. We all have these old ads in mind, featuring some famous clients of the brand, such as Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, Churchill, just to name a few. We are many to have some models in mind,
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By: amanico
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amanico
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Some Musings on the Future Desirability of Mechanical Timepieces

i'm quite positive not just because i see the interest of my son who is 9 now.... but also i see hints and these are serious efforts from young watchmakers ! may be one of them is building the next Calatrava or the Royal Oak - to be part of the future hol
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By: NickO
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Horo_Traveler
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