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Roger Smith

He passed away too soon. His accomplishments with the H4, his double wheel remontoire tourbillion and his work together with Peter Baumberger are amazing, but not much made under his name, so largely incognito in the wider watch population. It is interest
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By: Cozmopak
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Cozmopak
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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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By: m2
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Watchcph
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

Before he moved workshops and bought the CNC lathe, yes. A couple of years ago he posted a picture on instagram with a new CNC lathe. Before that, the case, pinions, as well as wheels were made by hand, on a regular (or even 3) Schaublin 70. Mainplates an
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By: m2
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Watchcph
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Roger Smith - I don't get it

I don't really understand Roger Smith. The watches seem to be pretty basic and even sloppy relative to something like Gauthier, Dufour, etc... in the same price range? quillandpad.com The error mentioned in this article for example, just seems outrigh
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By: m2
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Watchcph
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Roger Smith

what are your priorities when buying a high end watch. For me if I had to rate my top five, it would be beauty of the dial, size (I have a small wrist so the case diameter and the lug length are crucial),quality of the finish (case, dial and movement), re
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By: Cozmopak
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Cozmopak
4546

Now this is some incredible service from Urwerk!

Hearing interviews of the team it seems they have sufficient resources to service watches consistently within 8 weeks. My first experience with early Richard Mille - which may have been independent like - was a bit of a disaster and created for me this pe
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By: pfang56
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Watchonthewrist
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+ 100K for a 5711/1A .... Around 100K for a Journe CB .... over 50K for the Journe Elegante

I know not everyone likes to talk about prices on this website so let's respect this a bit. On the other hand we're not stupid and we can't deny these trends. If you would have asked anyone in 2010 if a 5711 steel would be more expensive than a gold perpe
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By: Bruno.M1
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DouglasM
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Thinking about Spring Drive Movements

Hi all, as you might already know GS and Credor has amazing movements on their so called master collection. These are wonderful in terms of finishing sometimes brought up when it comes to big names like Dufour because of his relation with the studio that
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By: mr.rz3
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mr.rz3
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Is this the pinnacle of hand finishing & hand made watchmaking?

IMHO the GF is a ground-up in-house conceived + designed + built caliber; and the finish exemplary original. The angles are more rigid/stern compared with Dufour though. Simplicity is finished exquisitely as well, and the guilloché dial is a delight to th
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By: chintu
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Horo_Traveler
2511

Is this the pinnacle of hand finishing & hand made watchmaking?

See pics below: An AP watch using Valjoux VZSS and the Dufour Simplicity. Valjoux VZSS Dufour Simplicity And finally the Valjoux in Gubelin below Valjoux inside Gubelin. Inspiring the Simplicity
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By: chintu
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Horo_Traveler
2511