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I like indies more and more

While indie watches usually have..... let's just say bismal.... resale valye, they create something truly spectacular that I believe goes much better with the direction that the entire watchmaking industry is heading towards, which is creating works of ar
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By: radone
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Spencer_Karrington
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Zenith Cal 120 and 135: Some movements I would love to own.

Containing an original Zenith Cal 135, but with a new case, dial, and hands created by Thomas Prescher💪. I think it's one of the most beautiful watches which exists. Ownership and photo credit to doobooloo on IG.
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By: amanico
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amanico
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To My Purist Family...

... On March 25 th , 2011, at the urging of my brother I joined the WatchProSite. Over eight years since my first post and all I can say is time goes by quickly. Time can’t be controlled. Time can’t be bottled up. Time is a constant. Ultimately, time is f
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By: elliot55
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Bounce781
1192

Top Five Independent Brands?

would shoes the Kati for quality , craftsmanship, esthetic and the man. Going off the ranch a bit look at Roger Smith as another true independent who follows George Daniels’ principles of everything possible made in-house. Note that Dufour used an off the
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By: benlee338
63
Mitch K
9861

Top Five Independent Brands?

For me, independent watchmakers as much as independent brand is important. And at a time in their careers when they "benched" their own work, which I suspect the names on the doors of many of the independent brands don't actually do anymore themselves. Th
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By: benlee338
63
Mitch K
9861

Top Five Independent Brands?

In your definition of "top notch" I think you should be thinking about "and or" versus solely "and" in many cases as while it could be argued that some indies bring to the table "superb finishing" and "a reputation for remarkable timepieces" some clearly
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By: benlee338
63
Mitch K
9861

2019 (did I really just write that? Where does the time go?) reflections on where we've been and where we are going in the watch world.

I just finished reading about Harrison's marine watches and the significance of his H4. The H4 was such an advance in horology that it did change watchmaking for all time. I reflected on my visit to the Patek Phillipe Museum several years ago. When I visi
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By: Mitch K
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Mitch K
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New Nemo Officer watch from Thomas Prescher

Hi fellow Purists! Anyone else here noticed the announcement of a new Nemo Officer watch from the great independent watchmaker who made the first Triple Axis Tourbillon wristwatch, Thomas Prescher, just over a week ago? I think it's a very cool piece. Her
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By: sidneyc
14
sidneyc
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Nothing more than a casual observation on my part.

I took a few minutes away from the task in front of me this morning and looked at a few watches online. I love watches as much, or more than most people, it's my passion along with a couple of other hobbies. I have my financial limits as to what I can buy
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By: Thomas_3
2
Jay (Eire)
516

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
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