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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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BigFatPauli
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George Daniels

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amanico
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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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ChristianDK
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

This isn't a typical example, as you should know. However, the question is a good one. I'd say Roger is a self-taught watchmaker who apprenticed under George Daniels, and his work shows all of that. If one wants a machine made and finished watch, that is
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ChristianDK
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Roger Smith

I don’t have the purchasing power of some on this forum. That doesn’t mean I forego historical significance or provenance when I rummage around for nice watches. On the contrary, I couple my interest in both qualities with a search for value. Lo and behol
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holdemchamp1225
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Is this the pinnacle of hand finishing & hand made watchmaking?

Your comments are very appropriate. English watchmaking style of George Daniels meant more of frosted/gilded bridges and plates and rather austere angles and modest bevelling. Whilst I agree that this is not inferior in any way, I feel Daniels’ watches de
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Horo_Traveler
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Nothing like heading to the bedroom

I'm not too proud to say I'll never get close to a Roger Smith. I did grow up in a place not too far from the Isle of Man, but that's as tenuous a link as one could make so I won't make it. There is one way to tap into the watchmaking DNA that he represen
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holdemchamp1225
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Greubel versus Greubel!

When a watch have lose it’s primair function tell the time, and become a art object it is for me also thinking the essence such a watch can fill in. Owning such a watch i know it. On the wrist is feels like art instead of a wearable watch. When collecting
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NoH
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A few words about the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum

The FPJ is the most advanced. Breguet's design was beyond the technology of his day. Modern machine tolerances and materials allow watchmakers to work with the main issue of Breguet's double wheel escapement which has to do with backlash of the gears. FPJ
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Mr.Gatsby
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The Hour Glass Presents "The Persistence of Memory" from 11th of March, 8 pm SGT (1 pm CET /7 am EST)

SINGAPORE, 10 MARCH 2021 – Before the emergence of formalised structures of watch production in the early 19th Century, serving as precursors to the modern watch manufacturing houses we know today, watchmaking existed in a cottage industry like setting wh
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