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Hands on review of the Genus GNS 1

so with that said, this watch (to my eyes) can be summed up in a single word… junk! Why do I say that, and without any reservation whatsoever? The price is an utter joke. The movement used and finishing is so far removed from the price being demanded that
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By: foversta
13
Boron
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The Watchmakers Club

Whilst the big news regarding UK based horological events was the postponement of Salon QP until 2020, 300 collectors, enthusiasts and a smattering of journalists, plus 18 independent brands, were present in the centre of London last night to celebrate al
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By: Baruch Coutts
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gadalex
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A History of Independent Watchmaking - Curated by Phillips

Monumental effort; especially having so much information contained in one place! Definitely an article people should be bookmarking for reference. The more I read up on independents, the more I'm fascinated by the English works. Its a strange amalgamation
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By: BjoernM21
15
PhilippeTheSaint
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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
15
PhilippeTheSaint
3941

Overview of deadbeat seconds watches and calibres (please contribute)

Every now and then I find a topic or theme in horology that awakens my curiosity (high frequency watches: has been one). The latest one are deadbeat seconds watches, also known as jumping seconds or seconde morte pieces. Unlike the high frequency topic,
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By: KMII
67
KMII
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Paul Gerber: Amateur Watchmaking with the Master

“Initiation Courses” have become very popular within the watch industry. Almost every manufactory visit is interrupted by a workshop to give visitors the illusion of being watchmakers. With me, this illusion vanished quickly, even when dressed in a white
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By: BjoernM21
23
KMII
10182

ShortList of Watches for Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Longest Blood Moon of the Century Blood Moon ©NASA The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century takes place today (Friday, 27th July 2018). The total period of "blood moon" eclipse will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth's companion sat
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By: MTF
6
KMII
1280

Independent Master Watchmakers in between Book Covers

The internet is a wonderful information source when looking for details on subjects not covered by main stream publishing. About two years ago I spent some time to gather information on independent master watchmakers from websites, particularly reports ab
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By: BjoernM21
11
Grosbard
6125

Maîtres du Temps chapter two or three?

Steven Holtzman is a genuine enthusiast who in 2005 had the idea of bringing master watchmakers together as a team to create a watch. The first collection was ready in 2007, Chapter 1 with a Tourbillon mono-pusher chronograph movement. Eventually, this mo
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By: SBS-purists
5
NickO
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What are your favorite Independents from Baselworld2018?

Not the least because I surprised myself with the love for this watch: I am not particularly attracted to tourbillons and even less to open-dial designs. Here I found not only convincing technical solutions (like the trans-axial positioning of the remonto
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By: SALMANQ8
29
willski
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