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Independents: that is the sexiest thing . . .

. . . I've seen in a long, long time.
4Y
By: Jack Forster
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Horological Meandering: As a quote unquote watch journalist I can answer this question

. . . we're all a little tired and there are only so many seemly synonyms for "factory" :D
5Y
By: Jack Forster
1

Seiko: Congratulations!

As it happens I just bought that exact model and have been wearing it very happily. After twenty years of being fascinated by watches and nearly a decade of making a living writing about them full time I still find Seiko, and particularly the entry level diver and 5 models, completely irresistible.
5Y
By: Jack Forster
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Independents: I saw all models . . .

. . . I have to admit my memory is not as sharp as I would like; it was my first appointment of the show and I was pretty jet-lagged ;) but they're wonderful in the metal --really work from a design standpoint and have a great, precision-instrument feel.
5Y
By: Jack Forster
0

Independents: It's pretty cool, saw it in Basel . . .

. . . uses a barometer for measuring air pressure both to determine altitude, and to track changes in air pressure over time as a way of predicting changes in the weather. There is a valve that you open "on demand" so to speak, at 4:00. You calibrate the barometer as a first step and then set the we
5Y
By: Jack Forster
2

Harry Winston: My information from HW was that Opus 14 . . .

would be launched later this year. My hope as with all enthusiasts is that the Opus series will continue. That said, I can only imagine it's an enormous challenge to keep the project going. To do a technically very challenging, aesthetically groundbreaking limited edition high complication every yea
5Y
By: Jack Forster
0

Horological Meandering: Philip Stein . . .

Well, no one can say you are a man who is not true to his vision :D .
6Y
By: Jack Forster
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A. Lange & Söhne: Thanks everyone . . .

. . . it is an enormously satisfying watch to wear --even after daily exposure for many months, I can definitely say it just doesn't get old. Every time I put it on there is a particular feeling of satisfaction --I don't know, maybe it has something to do with having been to the factory a couple of
7Y
By: Jack Forster
1

A. Lange & Söhne: Just because: Five Minutes with a Platinum Datograph

Been about six months now. Of all the watches I've had on my wrist, this is the one that has, by far, not only met expectations but exceeded them, and continues to do so. Used to hang around here quite a bit back in the Days When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth. Back then never thought I'd ever get any ma
7Y
By: Jack Forster
15

WatchTech: Well, over hundreds of years, watchmaking's been repeatedly revolutionized . . .

. . . by the advent of new manufacturing techniques --from the Leschot pantograph to CNC machines, EDM, up to LIGA and DRIE --there is no reason to think at some point in the future that 3D printing technologies couldn't find a place and maybe even a major one in watchmaking. Prompted by this thread
7Y
By: Jack Forster
0