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Just some of the highlights of 2019 (both incoming and outgoing pieces).

What a crazy fun year 2019 has been on the horology front! Have been fortunate to handle and own pieces from some of the most incredibly talented independent watchmakers! I am very humbled by their talent and dedication. I really feel like my collecting h
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By: Bounce781
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Mike H
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Montblanc 1858 Tachymeter: Cool attitude.

The chronograph (stopwatch - early 1800s) was a real breakthrough on its own. Later, early 20th C., the tachometer scale was added, as timing of faster objects was sought. And mid-century, the rotating bezel. But when did the idea of a telemeter scale ari
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By: amanico
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halgedahl
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Poll: Futuristic or Vintage vehicle - which is your preference?

In between MIH and O&J: Triple rotors Mike
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By: cazalea
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Jurry
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I am not a Number, I am a Free Man

THE PRISONER You probably know the TV series -- and of course, the Star Actor: Bear with me now as we embark on some time travel back into the past... Once upon a time, when the world was young, and so was I, a car came into my life... This really happene
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By: cazalea
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amanico
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Shorty after reading Elliott55's story of his lost JLC due to street failure, my Gerber took a similar dive

Onto the kitchen floor ... thankfully it was “soft” linoleum over wood and not tile or concrete. Spring bars intact, strap came unglued. Guys, check your straps now and then! Cazalea PS - it seems to be running okay
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By: cazalea
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Bill
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An Ecole Chronograph

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By: leftpain2
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Bounce781
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Announcement: AHCI & F.P. Journe - Two members join our Moderator team.

It is with great excitement that I would like to welcome Mike H member since 2008 and ChristianDK member since 2005 to the Moderator team. Mike will be responsible for the Independents AHCI forum and Christian will guide the relaunch of a favorite the F.P
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By: Bill
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amanico
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Seeing so many salmon dials at SIHH inspired me to strap this on. Besides, salmon is the thing here in the Pacific NW, as in fresh Chinook!

you might be able to find a spare salmon skin strap from Paul Gerber ... here's mine and it looks authentic Mike
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By: EdTonkin
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blomman Mr Blue
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Top Five Independent Brands?

I can only say, I have not discovered this to be the case and No one in our Purists community has mentioned those indies having commercial investors. Most indies do paid side consulting or design work for big companies to supplement their income (eg Paul
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By: benlee338
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Mitch K
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Watches that are sold and gone

My latest folly of wearing all the watches I own in 10 days has caused me to think about certain watches which I no longer have. Some were sold, some lost, some traded ... when some left I cheered with delight to be rid of them. But of course I regret a f
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By: cazalea
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Knightsbridge
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