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My selection of the watches around the 2021 edition of the Geneva Watch Days

One of the main successes of this Geneva "back-to-school week" was to gather a number of meetings and presentations around the Geneva Watch Days. The line-up was therefore much broader than that of the brands officially participating in the event, which e
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By: foversta
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nacelle
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Purists Special Watches?

There was a very small run of early Haldimann tourbillon timepieces. A PuristSPro ABR watch which there are a few left. There was a very tiny run of the "MB&F Chocolate Frog" that we made (one of my favorites). Two Ludovic Ballouard timepieces. A small r
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By: m2
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Ronald Held
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Analog or Digital - Why Not Both?

A discussion in the Automotive forum about the desirability of an old-style analog jalopy vs a computerized "digital mobility device" resulted in the compromise that one or two of each is okay! Many of us have ANALOG and also DIGITAL watches -- analog mea
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By: cazalea
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Subexplorer
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Ludovic Ballouard ...

A great creator of superb independent watches... The record player for Only Warch. Congratulations Ludovic !
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By: Cpt Scarlet
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holdemchamp1225
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Incoming from Sotheby’s HK Auction

Ok.. so I got slightly carried away with the HK Auction. I’d always wanted a Ludovic Ballouard Half Time and when nos 1 (normal production) came up I just went for it. I learnt a lot regarding auctions from this purchase and all the additional costs but n
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By: baldywatchman
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holdemchamp1225
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LB Upside down with Meteorite dial

I’ve been looking at the posts from Ivan5 regarding his half time and it prompted me to stick my Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down on my wrist. This watch literally arrived on the first lockdown last year when the world was tipped upside down. The unique mete
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By: baldywatchman
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holdemchamp1225
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Happy birthday to Ludovic Ballouard !

What a pity we don’t hear so much about Ludovic Ballouard, he is such a talented and friendly watchmaker. Whether with the Upside Down or with the Half Time on the wrist I am sure all LB watch owners are enjoying reading time . Happy birthday my friend Lu
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By: Mike H
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holdemchamp1225
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A very good read

Some time ago, I ordered this book - The Independent Spirits (Time makers since 1985) - newly published by the Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independents (AHCI), an association co-founded by Vincent Calabrese and Svend Andersen some 36 years ago. It fe
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By: samwan
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samwan
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A really nice read on this Sunday Morning

Ludovic Ballouard recommended this book this week and I have to say how nice it is to read and hear details and personal comments from these independent watchmakers
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By: baldywatchman
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Mike H
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Ludovic Ballouard Upside Dowm

I have been a long time admirer of Ballouard’s work, and last week the stars finally aligned for me. The example I picked up is in platinum with a black dial amd applied numerals.
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By: Watchmatician
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baldywatchman
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