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Independents: Here are three dials Joshua Shapiro has made for me this year

The work and detail is superb and all made in USA The White White dial Azur, le’heure bleue
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By: David Walter
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Independents: The metal is......

Tantalum, which oxides to a blue color, hence the name Azur. Tantalum is very difficult to work with, even worse than platinum, the metal is dense and almost as heavy at Pt, I needs to machined under a constant flow of cutting oil or even a carbide tip will dull in seconds. It can be cut with HSS bu
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By: David Walter
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Independents: Well... yes...

I agree I took these pics as teases. Normally I would already have professional photos, however good hi-res pics will have to wait until things are calmer
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By: David Walter
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Independents: Easier said than done

however it is in the planning stage
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By: David Walter
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Independents: Azur L ‘heure bleue

I recently finished this pocket watch commission, Azur. This is the first all “Made in USA” watch for DW and the first all made in USA watch for many years, Azur is also the worlds first pocket watch to have a Tantalum case. Azur’s movement was inspired by my late friend, Derek Pratt who used a Prat
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Also referred to as operating by coupling or sympathy .....

Here is a photo of a new double pendulum clock inspired by Janvier and Breguet. This is the most complicated resonance clock ever made. The two movements The making of this clock was serialized a few years ago in the Watch Tech forum
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By: David Walter
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Horological Meandering: This movt was made in...........

large numbers from the 1940's -1970's It is most likely a FHF 60 or an ST 60, the first version was not shock protected, later models had incabloc fitted. It was a reliable movement that gave good service. As others have said it is unfortunate that there is no interest or value to these watches. If
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By: David Walter
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Food & Wine: Birthday dinner

There was a big birthday dinner here at the beginning of September. Starting on the patio with smoked salmon on fresh baguette with sliced, sweet onion and capers and a bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial. Later we moved to the dining room, the table si set for 10. The main course was roast lamb Along
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By: David Walter
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WatchTech: Great research

I too saw that odd spelling then I remembered I had seen it on a dial umpteen years ago. Thanks for researching it out for us, the list of items under Chrono.... is impressive !
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By: David Walter
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Independents: Yes, it is

That's the idea, for longer distance such as transport in a car the balance is blocked in the manner all marine chronometers are blocked for transport.
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By: David Walter
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