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that it does not really matter if a brand outsources or produces everything in house. Most important is that everything is disclosed and the quality if the end product is beyond reproach. Companies like to produce everything in house as this improves thei
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By: sham1
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sham1
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Breaking News!

Normally though when ACM has pre-sold, they make an announcement after the sale and the watch is then listed on the website as sold. This happened in 2019 when they placed the Daniels Blue tourbillon with a client for £1million. This was a very speedy sal
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By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
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Watchcph
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Breaking News!

by my (two-orders-of-magnitude more affordable) people's sonnerie - What a great looking piece by Dufour. Has anyone heard any of the sonneries - I wonder what the sound is like. Best Andreas
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By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
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Watchcph
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Breaking News!

Not talking about big brands where a zillion watchmakers do make your Rolex, Patek, JLC, AP, Zenith.... But independents that make 1 watch entirely themselves... That is art to me I see no reason why a Picasso or Van Gogh or..... can be worth 1-5-25 and m
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By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
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Watchcph
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Philippe Dufour - Interview

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By: Zdenek
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m2
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Blown away by Grand Seiko

I have posted some photos before but I will take some new ones soon. I feel very fortunate to have one . It required me to get rid of a couple very nice watches that I did not wear often. It is not a watch with an complications but the finishing is superb
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By: afaleh
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Boxcar
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Roger Smith

He passed away too soon. His accomplishments with the H4, his double wheel remontoire tourbillion and his work together with Peter Baumberger are amazing, but not much made under his name, so largely incognito in the wider watch population. It is interest
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By: Cozmopak
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holdemchamp1225
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

Do you know who makes cases for Dufour? Regarding difference in manufacturing, it is interesting that even George Daniels had Derek Pratt make escape wheel pinions and probably other stuff as well on his spark erosion machine. I actually consider Derek Pr
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By: m2
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ChristianDK
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

Before he moved workshops and bought the CNC lathe, yes. A couple of years ago he posted a picture on instagram with a new CNC lathe. Before that, the case, pinions, as well as wheels were made by hand, on a regular (or even 3) Schaublin 70. Mainplates an
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By: m2
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ChristianDK
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

I don't really understand Roger Smith. The watches seem to be pretty basic and even sloppy relative to something like Gauthier, Dufour, etc... in the same price range? quillandpad.com The error mentioned in this article for example, just seems outrigh
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By: m2
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ChristianDK
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