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Is there any particular reason why most watchmakers' benches are light green? It may be one of those truly stupid questions. However, knowing the world of watchmaking...

So it won't hurt so much when you are stabbed by an extremely sharp tool - this light green is very calming. (also used on Bianchi bicycles) Also it is a nice light color against which a tiny screw or gear may be readily seen. I think it's mostly when the
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By: LX (Alex)
9
John-E-Mac
610

Input please -

Also from the article: "The most notable makers of grande sonnerie wristwatches are Patek Philippe with its Grandmaster Chime, F.P. Journe with the recently discontinued Sonnerie Souverain, and Greubel Forsey as well as Vacheron Constantin, both of which
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By: Watch_time_it_is
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Watch_time_it_is
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Has the love for Lange has been lost? Disappointing auction results and low prices being offered by resellers ..

I don't follow auctions closely but was looking at some of the results. The Luna Mundi pair was quite low, but these were never popular watches. I remember when they were offered new and dealers couldn't sell them. I was offered a pair at a deep discount
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By: Horology75
27
amanico
2597

Reasons one gets rid of their Datograph?

There are only a few chronographs with a really beautiful layout(imo), the Datograph, Kari's Masterpiece chronograph and Lang & Heyne Albert. Most of the other "simple" chronographs in the market that I have handled come up short in one way or another(I a
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By: Robert65
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Metachronous
6382

On the superiority of Rolex and Omega

You have the super high-end, bespoke, custom products, and then then you have the next-level, top-of-the-line, well-regarded, well-known, mass-produced products. It applies to pens, fishing rods, shoes, clothes, etc. Regarding watches, I think many folks
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By: Glenn_2004
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descartes1
5452

Titanium for classic looking watches

I wanted to get everyone’s view on the use of titanium on classic looking dress watches, what are the pros and cons from an aesthetic point of view? I am drawn to them because of their casual and utilitarian feel. Also, traditionally a dress watch usually
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By: Mr.Gatsby
41
elliot55
2304

What is everyone wearing this Thursday?

I suppose it's because of the Chopard name and maybe the relatively small diameter. Finding one in platinum was one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me in the watch world. I had the white gold/salmon dial and looked for years for one in platin
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By: holdemchamp1225
58
holdemchamp1225
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Who here believes the statement "A Rolex Takes A Year To Make" or a derivative close to that?

So yes, the one year to make a Rolex is BS so is the “Hand made” term used on high horology. While very part is supplied by robots, the assembly is still done by watchmakers at Rolex. The videos we see, e.g. AP, Lange, Patek, Kari, depicting a watchmaker
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By: patrick_y
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patrick_y
1799

Judging Dial Work! Who Does Better Guilloche? Only You Can Decide!

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By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby
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Spangles - Mr. Tabby
1814

Guilloche

Christie’s in Hong Kong just sold the first Philippe Dufour Simplicity to appear at auction for a staggering HK$1.98m, equivalent to US$256,395. The auctioneer’s head of watches in Geneva, Thomas Perazzi, brought the hammer down on the Simplicity after ju
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By: Cozmopak
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mpakalnis
1828