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Horological Meandering: And..

MB&F Horological Machines
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By: chintu
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Horological Meandering: It is not about steel or precious case

The price of a watch is based on too many variables 1. Who is the watchmaker- here the pedigree of the person behind the creation evidenced by his/her past offerings become the vital metric 2. How is it made? - anything handmade, traditional and painstakingly finished to the T ; means yet another no
24d
By: chintu
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Patek Philippe: A bit of diversity in collection is good

IMHO One watch alone cannot tick all the boxes. Ideally a collection could be limited to about 5 pieces to essentially cover both manual and automatic calibers; independent vs marquee mainstream brand; complication vs simple three handers; bracelet vs leather straps. And of course the joy of trying
24d
By: chintu
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Independents: A four second slow motion of retrograde

The retrograde date, snapping back at whiplash speed .
27d
By: chintu
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Patek Philippe: I was more talking about typical chronos l

And not particularly the 5164 pushers for the gmt, though all pushers need to be robust and not just the chronographs
1M
By: chintu
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Patek Philippe: Does not sound good

Looks like the the chrono pusher mechanism in 5164 are not robust. Most watch owners rarely use the chrono features. The chronograph mechanism is therefore not put to strain at all. More so in Pateks where watch owners may be petrified to operate their expensive pieces. I guess you have put the watc
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By: chintu
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Independents: The diamond end stone..

On the huge escapement wheel, is a classic touch. Gleaming steel bridges in a row ; and the frosted plate... The crown guards hugging the bulbous crown and the triple lugs are Marco Lang design originals. A treat for the eye. Not to forget those heat blued screws, the flawless enamel dial and oozing
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By: chintu
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Independents: A couple of points

1. The Georg pieces from the initial release had some lubricants leaking into the movement and therefore the resultant problems. Several pieces had to go back for fixing this. 2. The departure of Marco Lang was a significant event; and IMHO there would always be a detrimental effect on the design ph
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By: chintu
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Independents: One of the classics

With the eight day caliber and the original three stepped knurled case. The watch has fantastic presence on the wrist and has a good weight as well. The applied numerals are robust, sizeable and eloquent in design terms. I wish that Parmigiani brings back this case and drops the new kalpa design whi
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By: chintu
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Independents: The Swiss Alp as well

Would make a lovely addition with its soft curves. The only downgrade that the Swiss Alp has suffered is in the removal of the double hairspring due to cost reasons though the straumann escapement has been retained. A real pity. If they had retained the double hair spring, it would have been a fanta
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By: chintu
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