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Horological Meandering: The RM Nadal series is impressive for sure

The marketing of the RM Nadal series is mighty clever, as it plays on my expectation that Rafael Nadal would not wear a watch for any amount of money during a match, if it affected his game negatively. Whether that's true or not is another story. I think that's the only watch worn by a sports great
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Audemars Piguet: Bet it looks better in the metal

I think the central seconds is a strange addition. That doesn't kill the watch for me, because it's a fun complication and AP has a nice history with the Starwheel. The minutes track and the outer chapter ring appear to be angled and the wheels too are not flat. I'd bet the depth effects makes it lo
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By: jmpTT
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Horological Meandering: Stolen watch databases

Currently there's more than one stolen watch database and each search of a database requires payment. Ok for a professional reseller, but it limits usage to seasoned professionals and private buyers who purchase online and are careful enough to check against multiple databases. Imagine having to pun
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By: jmpTT
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TimeOut: Yikes!

At best, it seems like watch thefts are becoming of greater interest to the media. More likely, the rate of watch theft is continuing to climb as thieves are becoming more discerning and sophisticated.
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By: jmpTT
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Glashütte Original: Great magnified shot!

Always pleased to see them in a Glashutte - and other brands too. Keep the great photos coming.
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Horological Meandering: Not a great look for humanity.

That was a great collection. Feel for the collector, he must just feel awful given the circumstances. Given the rarity of some of these pieces, they cannot be easily serviced by a third party. So hopefully they will gradually resurface and eventually lead to an arrest and a return of the entire coll
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By: jmpTT
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Independents: Been in your shoes...

I've had to send in a few watches I've bought secondhand, after screws or other parts came loose. The watches were always well-packed, but sometimes these things happen. It's very frustrating, the first few months of owning a new watch are the best. I agree that unknown repair cost is a stress that
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Omega: Congratulations on a top piece!

Omega has released a number of attractive chronographs in their museum collection. Yours has a very nicely balanced dial and I like those leaf hands.
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Chopard: Marketing and case proportions...

Think back to how manufacturers typically imply their straps are of superior quality. Comfort and flexibility are not high on that list. Materials, substantiality, construction, stitching, sealing, branding (e.g. Hermes), sustainability are all likely to be included in marketing material over day-to
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By: jmpTT
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