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Baselworld/SIHH: I like automatic watches to say that they are automatic.

Exception: Patek, which (a) uses few enough basic movements that you can tell from the hand layout and (b) has a tradition of not putting the wording on the dial. I also think it usually looks good and balances the dial. For most watches, it's consistent with tradition, and leaving it off looks like
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By: mkvc
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Independents: Very deep pink at moonrise in Santa Monica.

It got lighter as the moon rose higher.
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By: mkvc
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Photography: Nice picture!

Also, now I know where not to stand in the next earthquake.
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By: mkvc
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Horological Meandering: Design parameters have changed.

Watches are made extremely precisely these days, but that typically means small problems disable them. I find my older watches to be very reliable. They are not engineered to such tight tolerances, and if something gets a few microns out of place they just keep going. (Also, they were made at a time
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By: mkvc
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Photography: Very nice! I trust you had lunch at the Inn of the Seventh Ray.

Topanga really does seem much farther away than it actually is.
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By: mkvc
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Patek Philippe: A 3448 with a seconds hand! The perfect watch!

I did not know such a thing existed.
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By: mkvc
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Photography: Very nice!

I know it's beautiful, but your pictures always seem to make it a little more beautiful.
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By: mkvc
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Keep 'em coming!

Wrist or otherwise, your pictures are great!
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By: mkvc
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Food & Wine: Wow! Nicely done!

Now, we need a carbohydrate-free version.
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By: mkvc
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