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Horological Meandering: So, in context, does this mean...

...that Patek’s Calatrava is Tiffany and your ten examples (plus others) are Costco? Put another way: Patek is the OG and the others get away with it because it’s the real world. Which would not be entirely unreasonable, if the proprietary use has been overtaken by common usage. As you say: much lik
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By: pplater
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Horological Meandering: Okayyyyyy, fair call...

Let’s bring it back to watches. Is any brand other than Patek reasonably entitled to describe their watches as ‘calatrava’? Cheers, pplater.
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By: pplater
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Horological Meandering: Exam question...

Can anything other than a Patek be called a ‘Calatrava’? Explain your answer. 🧐 Cheers, pplater.
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By: pplater
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TimeOut: This is supposed to be...

...a place where all are respected! ;-) Cheers, The nun.
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By: pplater
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Independents: Hello Francois!…

Lovely to ‘read’ you. Hope that all is well in your universe. Cheers, pplater.
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By: pplater
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Independents: Once seen…

…can’t be unseen. This is a [bad] photo of an old De Bethune sitting on top of a watchbox. The watchbox is beautifully made, very heavy, and finished in piano black lacquer with a fancy logo. It was a very generous gift from a well-known retailer in Singapore some years ago. Today, pplater Jr. saw t
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By: pplater
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WristScan: Currently enjoying this one...

Because it's new in this week. Ming 27.01 'extra plat'. Excellent execution and great bang for buck: a credit to a couple of our fellow Purists who were responsible for its design and manufacture - congratulations lads! Cheers, pplater.
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By: pplater
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WristScan: Thank you, Salman...

...on both counts. Do you remember the ‘Introductions’ thread on Time Out forum - www.watchprosite.com ? The story of the ‘pplater’ monicker is there. In fact, there were many good stories to be found there while the post was ‘pinned’ - could be time to refresh it maybe? Always love your wat
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By: pplater
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