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Independents: Based on the pics..

A flatter case back would have been much much better in improving wearability. I think that any height ( case thickness) beyond 15 or 16 mm takes the joy away as the watch would hardly fit under a sleeve. I just hope the Max would take these inputs and course correct the designs going forward.
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By: chintu
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Independents: The Toric steel hemispeheres has 22kt rotor

It appears you have the Tonda Hemispheres which has a steel rotor. The Toric steel hemispheres has 22K gold rotor
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By: chintu
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Independents: PF 317 is a fantastic caliber

Very well constructed ( base PF331 - dia 28mm) with a diameter of 35.6mm including the calendar module; height of 5.4 mm; 50 hour power reserve; 316 components, 22KT gold rotor adorned with barleycorn guilloche and even the screw heads polished to perfection. Some watch reviewers have commented that
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By: chintu
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Independents: Toric..

Apologies for the typo
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By: chintu
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Independents: The knurling is handmade by one person

I read in a statement by The Hour Glass, that the knurling on the bezels of all Toxic watches is being done by a single artisan since the year 1996. So each piece will have a unique count of the number of knurls on the bezel!!
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By: chintu
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Independents: Here are some factoids

Parmigiani is owned by Sandoz Foundation, which needs no introduction. The Sandoz group owns; Parmigiani Fleurier. Vaucher - which produces all the Parmigiani movements and also for others including Hermes. In fact Hermes bought 25% stake in Vaucher in 2006 and due to that also supplies Parmigiani w
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By: chintu
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Independents: I would strongly agree

A very under noticed and under appreciated brand. Amazing quality and value for money and yet ignored by many.
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By: chintu
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Independents: Toric Hemispheres Retrograde

Two independent time zones; Independent AM/PM indicator for each time zone; 270° retrograde date with split second return at end of month; hand-turned coin edged bezel; In house movement and virtually everything made in-house from case, to dials, hairsprings, to even the screws!! And a micro adjusta
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By: chintu
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Horological Meandering: Will this year merely see new colored dials and bezels?

The lockdown still pretty severe and the watch industry is bracing for a long drawn and slow return to normalcy. The thing that seems most certain is that all new models will be deferred by the brands to the next year; and the only introductions we may see during all of 2020 could be dials in differ
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By: chintu
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Independents: A tough year for the Independents

Independent Watchmakers have brought life and excitement to the watchworld through their pathbreaking designs, horological innovations and superlative finishing. Most independents have managed to establish a design language that uniquely identifies them and resonates with collectors. They have ventu
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By: chintu
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