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Horological Meandering: Not surprising.

Like the Daytona and Nautilus, it has become a status symbol watch. It’s a lovely watch, but once the pricing gets to this level, the satisfaction becomes more about having the connections to get to the front of the line or the resources to skip the line.
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By: jmpTT
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Glashütte Original: Beautiful photos

Off centre dials remain one of Glashutte Original’s strengths and they play with the layout a bit more than Lange. The engraved dials make them more admirable than wearable for me, but boy do I want to admire them in the metal.
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Glashütte Original: I have a minor grievance with Glashutte Original's design team

The current design team does not seem to be concerned with the location of the date windows. First, take a look at the modern SeaQ regular date and limited edition against your vintage piece. In the vintage piece, the date window is right on the same (circular) plane as the rest of the indices and t
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By: jmpTT
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Independents: 21 years later, it still looks fresh...

The first and arguably the best Vianney. Genius! This is s watch conceived for a steampunk science fiction universe. This particular watch has served as inspiration for many other brilliantly outrageous watches over the past two decades. Think of the MB&F Legacy Machine for instance, very similar id
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By: jmpTT
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Horological Meandering: Innovative brand, shares little of the Angelus DNA

The modern watches shine on their own merit, not the old Angelus DNA. It's more of an oddity than a tragedy. What went wrong? People who love the vintage Angelus aesthetic will probably prefer to buy vintage Angelus. There are too many brands killing it with neo retro designs already: Montblanc, Bla
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Horological Meandering: Survey of "collectors"

Histogram looks odd, possibly because some respondents rounded to the nearest half-inch, while others rounded to the nearest quarter inch. The people who filled out the survey skew purist, for sure. The survey is not representative of the luxury watch wearing population as a whole. If you've been in
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By: jmpTT
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Glashütte Original: An unremarkable entrant that fills a hole in the line

Since I'm not so articulate, I will make my points by comparing to another 2019 re-edition from sister brand Blancpain, the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda. 1) Barakuda was a cult watch and auction darling to begin with, this Glashutte Sports watch was not. (Not a big deal when the result is successful.) 2)
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By: jmpTT
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Independents: Max Büsser as the General Manager, right?

Otherwise, he can slot in as center.
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By: jmpTT
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Blancpain: Immediate hit

Really love this watch. Now that we see the online reception, it looks like this could have been a regular production piece. Like the Fifty Fathoms, it could have been a cornerstone in the Blancpain collection for more than a decade without significant revision. If this watch brings Blancpain back i
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By: jmpTT
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Blancpain: Thank you for the great photos

Air Command and Barakuda are both superb releases for me, confirmed with these photos. When the main point of contention is a propeller rotor, not the dial, you should understand you have a Purist hit on your hands.
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