I certainly understand your well put reflections regarding these 2 pieces. In a interview with Roger Smith he mentioned, that the famed watchmaker George Daniels had a JLC mark XI as one of his few personal wristwatches. I don't think he modified it with
KURONO are the Japan-made watches designed by independent Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka and have recently produced beautiful timepieces that share many design details of Hajime's exclusive handmade atelier watches. I have been fortunate to see one of
I imagine there are many who are comfortable and excited by independent brands and the watches they produce but for me personally, it’s the support of independent watchmakers that matters. Not designers, marketers, investors, etc. As watchmaking has sever
Independent watchmaking rhymes with either HH or in-house production. Let’s say you buy a movement, then design a case, hands and dial, what sets that apart from all of the kickstarter microbrands? You’d be financially independent (i.e not part of a group
There are IMHO 3 ways to design a movement “in house” The first one and the more in house, is to use a blank page, calculate the gear train teeth count, escapement angles, mainspring power etc. The second one, is to outsource the hardest things like the e
I am so happy for you, I just bought my first RW Smith Series 2 with the same George Daniels escarpment, I feel like I’m in a class of my own as you have every right to feel as well. Enjoy your watch and the experience only a few luck souls get to have...
This came in just before New Year's and I wanted to share it with you. As you can see, I went with the 22k YG case. This was the first wristwatch to use George Daniels' double impulse escapement on Derek Pratt's suggestion and it is the only wristwatch to