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Vacheron Constantin: I think it is an interesting quirk/weakness rather than a legitimate dealbreaker

I don't have any automatic chronograph watches with a power reserve today, but when I did own one, most of the time the indicator showed the watch was fully charged. The related question is, "How efficient is the peripheral winder to the task of winding up the watch from 50% power when you strap it
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Independents: Reinventing the wheel

Greubel Forsey may have tried coming up with in-house solution, but the experience required to make a peerless bracelet is not the same as making a peerless movement. GF certainly ensured the finishing on the titanium was peerless, so there is some evolution. This is possibly the highest quality bra
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Vacheron Constantin: For this movement, the power reserve is actually necessary

From the PDF owner’s manual, available for download on the VC website, the split seconds chronograph function should only be operated when the power reserve is between 3/4 and 1. Why download the owner’s manual? For the fantasy, of course.
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Independents: Curious as to why

Brogioli make the best meaty bracelets in the industry and my favourite micro-adjust mechanism, which is the company’s signature. This Greubel Forsey bracelet is practically guaranteed to wear comfortably. Do they engage in questionable practices?
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Fantastic at 70

Same age as my father. The modern JLC Master line must take some inspiration from the Futurematic line, but naming a line as the Pastmatic did not make it past marketing. One for JLC to holster in the April fools belt, if we can ever stop taking life so seriously.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Academically

There’s evidence the Gyrotourbillon can perform admirably as both a watch and a work of art, based on the first modern Chronometrie competition. It lost out by a point to the simpler Master Tourbillon. If you do not consider the ease of adjustment and the evidence that the quality of the adjustment
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Horological Meandering: Traditional is not a synonym for stale

The dial in particular does seem stale, rather than a pleasing sort of traditional. I wonder if I am just not at the age where I can appreciate an unremarkable and familiar dial. Frederic Constant is missing out on an opportunity, might as well launch a new brand if you can’t take a chance to be a b
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Horological Meandering: Brilliant alternative

I love these sorts of solutions, especially in a traditional dressy watch. Price is great too. What a great technical addition to the field. Ok, what about the emotional side? I suppose it exudes technical poise, but I feel the technology deserves more than the Raymond Weil aesthetic. Many accomplis
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Audemars Piguet: Where would Urwerk be today without Iron Man?

The kids who fell in love with Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man in 2008 are now the youngest and most fervent Urwerk clients. Put it another way: With Tony Stark and his Urwerk UR-110 out of the picture, James Rhodes and Audemars Piguet are ready to step in, save the day and sell some watches.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Great research

This watch is one of the real classics of the 1990s, a watch that brings back fond memories of my early days discovering fine watchmaking. It continues to age very well and I have yet to see JLC surpass this combination of compact size and technique.
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