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Independents: It’s a gorgeous watch but, in my opinion, would be even nicer without “Legacy Machine” written across the dial

What is it with watch manufacturers and wording on the dial? IMO, most all watches look their best with zero writing on the dial. Some manufacturers, like De Bethune and other independents, get this in spades and others just have to put multiple lines of text on their dials. I just don’t get how the
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By: NickO
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A. Lange & Söhne: Red would look sweet, too!

I put my Panerai 319 on a red rubber strap and I love it! So go for it 😀
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: As someone with a genuine affection for the game of baseball, I have zero respect for any of the PED cheaters

Someone I always admired greatly was the Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki. He proved that at 5’10” and 170 lbs you don’t need to fill your body with chemicals to be a legend in the sport. In my opinion, Ichiro was a true giant of the game, ARod was just another cheating mouse. And I don’t give two hoot
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: Not to take anything away from the 1980 US Men’s Olympic hockey team

But that was a seven game tournament that ended with a wonderful one game victory. While impressive, that pales in comparison to what Leicester achieved over a 38 game season. They didn’t have to be great for three weeks, they had to be great for eight months. And the gap in funding and perceived pl
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again....

Claudio Ranieri leading Leicester City to the 2015-16 Premier League title is the single greatest accomplishment in team sports since the introduction of team sports. And I don’t say that without considerable consideration. This wasn’t a one-off game or a 6-8 game tournament, this was a brutal 38 ga
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By: NickO
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Horological Meandering: You make some good points oh mighty nun

But I do take exception to your wag: while the escalator has not obsolesced the stairs, I do believe digital media has taken a huge chunk out of print media (books, magazines and newspapers). And that’s the point, I’m not sure (to use the great example someone gave here) whether mechanical timepiece
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Horological Meandering: Thanks Mahesh, I agree with you that there will always be skilled artisan watchmakers making wonderful hand-made pieces

And a sophisticated and cognizant audience of collectors to appreciate those watches. But it’s not the independent watchmaker making 100 pieces a year I’m worried about - it’s the global demand to satisfy a broader industry of mechanical watch manufacturers collectively pumping out tens of thousands
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