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Independents: There are probably

forty or fifty more out there but the owners are generally extremely reticent to reveal their treasures. Kind regards Antony
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By: ant
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Independents: Gorgeous!!

Mine says hello!!
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: All agreed

maybe we should ask KFS to make a special Purists dial for this reference? Then send our watches in for a service, new dial fitting, and certificate.
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: Thank you Justin

I am sure that you are right. I have had this watch for a long time, to see it again, freshly, was to see it anew. What a great watch. Kind regards Antony
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: I don't know where you

are based, but visiting one of their boutiques is a refreshing experience. Somehow KFS has imbued his philosophy in all his staff. Given how friendly and 'on message' they all are, perhaps colleagues would be a better word? Regards Antony
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: I agree

and love quirky committed design.
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: Wink-wink, nudge-nudge

those used values represent bargains for us. I have seen some of their pieces go for stupidly low prices. e.g. Lunar1 PT, tourbillons. Crazy stuff! On the other hand the prices of the 16/1860, with the 1.96 movement,, what an amazing watch,,,, are going up. They are selling almost instantly.
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: A great design never ages,

also I think that this was an original water-shed design. I had never seen a semi-skeleton cut out numerals design before. Do you know of any examples? If I am correct they deserve recognition for their ground breaking design. Regards Antony
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: I agree that it is

all those things but brand snobbery seems to be a big factor. It blinds people to what is in front of their eyes. Another example is the Parmigiani Ionica 8 day. A beautiful watch, fabulously finished movement, great dial and zero recognition. There is a PT one that has been languishing on C24 for a
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By: ant
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Horological Meandering: Wise and brave words!

I agree but over the last 18 years I have shown it to a wide variety of enthusiasts, 90% response has been..."meh!"....it is frustrating. These aren't the Instagram lot,, having a steam powered phone I can't do that anyway. I am always disappoined how Brand overpowers enthusiasm. But that's the way
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By: ant
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