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A History of Independent Watchmaking - Curated by Phillips

Phillips quoted George Daniels when announcing an exhibition in Geneva this May to pay tribute to independent watchmaking: “ Independence is the utmost importance in life. Without it you are subject to the whims of other people. You are pinned down to a p
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By: BjoernM21
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PhilippeTheSaint
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A picture of the Greubel Forsey GMT Quadruple Tourbillon

As usual, a very impressive piece which goes even beyond the GMT. Fx
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By: foversta
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wootwoot
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Long read – an analysis of my collection, and some thoughts on brands

Friends, First a warning: this is a long read and I will not feel bad if you skip it altogether! Hopefully, some may find it interesting. I got the idea from one of you, who recently, in a post about my new RO asked if I could expand on my collection. I s
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By: David_S
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Is anyone planning on going to the Watchtime Los Angeles show? KV, FPJ, ALS, Romain Gauthier, and others will be there.

Just found out about this show from ABTW... Has anyone gone to the New York one? I really want to see KV 28ti and the new De Bethune diver... It's on May 3-4. Also it looks like Saturday tickets are only $10 with the code ABTW... () Full brand list pulled
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By: Nietzsche_Darko
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Nietzsche_Darko
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I finally found some fame. My collection gets the air time it deserves!

Thank you for sharing! Every piece was spectacular, but for me the highlights were: 1. Your Greubel Forsey 2. The way you say "Breg-A numerals" (I'm going to start to say it that way now, too) 3. The lighting which makes it look like you're in the Watch C
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By: Conkers
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maverickmahesh
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What was the tipping point for the wider interest in this watch?

Most FPJ collectors I know who own some crazy pieces from other brands ( R. Smith, Gronefeld, MB&F, Patek, Greubel Forsey, Dufour, KV, etc.) make a similar comment when we have this conversation.... "I only need one (fill in the blank), but can never
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By: Jay (Eire)
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Jay (Eire)
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In what settings, professions, and social circles are luxury watches considered acceptable?

In my opinion however, I think your higher position in the academic hierarchy does give you more social acceptability with regards to luxury watches. Hypothetically, I could imagine that if a student at your university was wearing something like a Greubel
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By: jleno
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jleno
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A picture of the Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain

I think this watch is one of my fav from the latest sihh. I prefer the dial layout compared to the balancier one and the size, just below 40mm makes it very elegant. A beauty! Fx
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By: foversta
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doubleup
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Boutique Experiences in NYC

Really good selection of Independents - MB&F, Urwerk, De Bethune, Greubel Forsey, Richard Mille etc. My experience with their sales staff is that, yes, they are most definitely in the business of selling watches and making money, but I think the vast majo
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By: andyhud
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Ronald Held
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How many watches?

I now have 7 "real" watches (not counting the lesser crap hanging around in various drawers in the house...). I'm 43, so with luck, probably another 30 years or so of collecting, One new watch every 2-3 years would bring the death toll number to about 15-
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By: Watch_This
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NickO
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