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Seiko: I can see their appeal!

Especially with both strap and bracelet options, and some colour in their dials. That said, I'm still fond of my vintage 44ks, especially since it can be fitted with an inexpensive (and appropriately jangly) third party bracelet. Perfect for the humid climate of my country!
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Seiko: Yes, quite a chunk!

I sold my turtle recently as it was just a bit too big for my skinny wrist. My SKX 007 and 009 fit more comfortably. Nonetheless the turtles are great watches! Perhaps I’ll try a mini turtle someday
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Independents: Thanks Sham, I’m sure you’re loving yours as much as I am enjoying mine

One of the unexpected pleasures is in winding the watch. Yes, it’s automatic, but winding the Vaucher movement is delightfully smooth and provides much tactile enjoyment !
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Independents: Thanks! I agree with you about the KV/UJ vibe especially for the dials, but without the typical lugs of a KV or UJ

As for a hallmark of his style, hmm... well the dials would be a feature. The dials can be done with 3 types of guilloche, much like Sham's lovely blue one, or can be hand-engraved, like in the pic below from Time & Tide I guess the other feature would be the movement. The earlier watches like the G
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Independents: 1st watch arrival of 2022: Laine V38 review

Back in Sep 2021, Sham posted a review of his blue guilloche dial Laine V38. At that time, my salmon dial V38 was in production, and I was quite excited to see Sham's, while eagerly anticipating mine. Fast forward to 31 Dec 2021, and the Laine V38 arrived! Since it arrived in the evening of 31 Dec,
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Patek Philippe: All the hullabulloo over the Tiffany 5711 makes me sigh

Perhaps I\'m old fashioned but I still prefer the "original" bluish-greyish dial of the 5711
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Independents: Here’s mine in salmon and steel

One of those rare watches where everything works for me- case, lugs, dial, hands, movement , and even crown!
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