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London's latest tourist attraction!

I am used to anything below 39mm. Once it hits 39mm and above, I will start to resist it. Personally, RM is a better watch than a Dufour Simplicty... much better but not as great as Dufour Duality. In term of exquisiteness, it also beats Kari's pieces or
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By: sham1
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sham1
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London's latest tourist attraction!

For me the after sales service is exceedingly important when buying a watch. Dufour is held at the highest regard by many but a problematic watch irrespective of how beautifully finished the movement is would be a watch I would not be able to keep for lon
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By: sham1
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sham1
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London's latest tourist attraction!

$2k is not expensive. Wait till you have to service your RM..haha. A Patek time only is also about the same price, depending what need to be done. I believe I paid about $3500-$3900 for my Journe tourbillon but even at $4-$5000, I think it is worth it con
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By: sham1
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sham1
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Close encounter with two Breguet Tradition timepieces

past with a new, contemporary design and Breguet has absolutely done this with the Tradition line. No wonder Philippe Dufour stated that this was the watch he would have liked to have made. Best wishes Will.
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By: shortys home
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dms
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A question for the experts ...

There was discussion on here many years ago about his Simplicity being based on an existing movement, heavily reworked. Never full resolved that I can recall. If you take an Omega or Peseux baseplate keeping the jewel spacing the same and using the gears
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By: destrodan
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nwk00
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A question for the experts ...

... so I was thinking about independents that recently (a) have created in-house movements and (b) haven't used CNC machinery in the process. I'm assuming this list is growing smaller by the year due to the perfection that can be achieved via CNC ... but
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By: destrodan
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nwk00
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How do you feel about a frosted finish on a watch movement?

and quality of frosting vary's as well. Hand peening is a form of 'frosting' and very difficult to create with consistency (see Breguet's Tradition) There are also varying qualities of Cote De Geneve - For example I don't think you could can compare the C
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By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby
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Ronald Held
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Grand complication finishing level vs independent ?

Well, honestly I think the Dufour movement is not better finished, but more decoratively finished. In fact, Mr. Dufour admitted that the finish quality of Patek manual chronographs i.e. Lemania based (by the time 5170 was not yet introduced) and repeaters
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By: KLC8
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Karlstumke
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Grand complication finishing level vs independent ?

Generally I've examined Pateks from 90s to the most current models. As comparison, I examined many and owned a few Lange, VC, AP, Breguet, IWC and Rolex. As far as the functions are concerned, I had grand complications, small complications as well as simp
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By: KLC8
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Karlstumke
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Grand complication finishing level vs independent ?

Patek making quite number of watches a year, does Patek pay more effort on hand finishing their grand complication series like 5270, 5204, and minute repeaters against independent Philip dufour, Roger Smith and so on? or up against Lange? Philip dufour on
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By: KLC8
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Karlstumke
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