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Vacheron Constantin: Inspiration and history

Dear Bill If we step back, don't you think that, in the past, many models were already sharing the same design and similar lines although been produced by different brands? Imitation has been a common practice in the swiss watchmaking industry for years. It is part of their history. It could also be
4Y
By: Marv
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Breguet: From 1970 to 1999

To make it short, when Chaumet acquired Breguet in 1970, the Parisian "factory" was a very small workshop. There was only few watches in stock and the famous archives. A couple of watchmakers were taking care and serviced the old breguet watches. Chaumet had more ambition for Breguet and started to
4Y
By: Marv
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Thank you for your nice words!

Hey blomman, I am never far behind :-) By the way, congratulations for your nomination as GP moderator. This is a promising brand with many past and present marvels to be discovered or highlighted. I have heard that the market of GP vintage documentation is now bullish! ;-) Best
5Y
By: Marv
1

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Errare humanum est

Diabolicum est per animositatem in errore manere :-)
5Y
By: Marv
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: It seems that this parking was only produced for the French Market

I don't know much about this watch, except its elegant case was made in France with lyra lugs. It came in very nice condition with its original gold buckle - same marks on the bucke and caseback. There is one vintage catalog with the exact same model, referenced as 12 R.R. 7, part of the Jubilé coll
5Y
By: Marv
1

Jaeger-LeCoultre: Philosophy or Humility?

Does it really take us to philosophy? or to good manners, proper language and humility? May I quote Ilja? " the entire chapter about the E85 8 is plain non-sence, picturing a franken watch. Congratulations. It should read E856 .... " And which watch is then used as an illustration by Ilja: a Gübelin
5Y
By: Marv
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Next step: skydiving!

Congrats for this gathering and arrangement. A superb trio, a great performance! I am looking forward for the next step: skydiving ;) Best
6Y
By: Marv
2

Zenith: You are correct, Nicolas

"The famous 135" , as it was written... "The famous 135" , which enabled Zenith to win their many series of victories in the official chronometry contest at the Neuchatel Observatory.
6Y
By: Marv
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Zenith: Port Royal, Captain: so close, so different

The Port Royal is only 3 years older than the Captain and they are both Zenith Chronometers. Two brothers in arm. However, they have so many differences.... On your opinion, did the younger brother succeed in usurping the elder? Best
6Y
By: Marv
8

Horological Meandering: why not starting this evening...

... with a couple of Zenith, as a reference to the moderator of its forum ;) Regards
6Y
By: Marv
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