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

The 2021 edition of the Geneva Watch Days was a welcome opportunity for the watchmaking community to meet again with great pleasure. Beyond the joy of the reunion, it gave to the brands the opportunity to present their latest novelties as well as the watc
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By: foversta
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Spencer_Karrington
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Three Purists met up in Vancouver, WA . . .

Oh my, that is the Greubel Forsey double balancer sapphire. I had the chance of my life to wear this amazing piece, absolutely stunning
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By: Dr No
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Ronald Held
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WatchBox invests in DeBethune

My pitches are positive but factual. I've never claimed an Hublot is discreet or that a Greubel Forsey fits tiny wrists or that a complete calendar is actually a perpetual. You get the facts about the size of the watch, what it does, and -- to the best of
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By: rremiker
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Cookies
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Best of Balance Wheels

In this "Best of" series, let's be entertained by some of the industry's boldest and wackiest balance wheels. Please help me add in more examples. Cheers! In George Daniels Watchmaking book, he mentioned that larger balance wheels are often more precise -
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By: Cookies
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BigFatPauli
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7 Sins

Just happen to be going through old movies binge and re-watch 7 the film starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman around a thriller based on the 7 Deadly Sins. Got me thinking just for fun what will come to my mind if I am trying to associate watches to each
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By: xplorer2
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Age_of_Surfaces
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Is this the pinnacle of hand finishing & hand made watchmaking?

My personal thoughts; Dufour’s Simplicity is a classic master piece when it comes to finishing. But I would personally rank it lower from a technical perspective due to the fact that it is only a two hander with a sub-seconds dial. The GF Handmade1 on the
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By: chintu
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Horo_Traveler
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Is this the pinnacle of hand finishing & hand made watchmaking?

The Greubel Forsey Handmade 1 takes 6000 hours to produce. And at 8 work-hours per day x 20 work-days per month this translates into 37,5 person months of work . Given that a single watchmaker would be responsible for this haut de gamme piece which is 95%
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By: chintu
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Horo_Traveler
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Greubel versus Greubel!

Earlier today, I decided to head down to my local AD as I knew they had two of the most wearable and most affordable Greubel Forsey watches ever made. The Signature 1 in stainless steel measures 41.4mm in diameter and 11.7mm in height while the more recen
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By: sham1
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NoH
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Help me out a bit here please.

Some of the main things to consider there are the ratio of production output to employees of the brand, cost of materials/facilities/equipment, level of finishing, and complication. Greubel Forsey for example produces about 100 watches per year with 100 e
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By: Thomas_3
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patrick_y
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