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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Here you are,

Sir: The stainless steel version...
12d
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
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Independents: Call me doofus

but first glance the whole watch reminds me of Lange Odysseus, at second glance much worse: Frederique Constant open dial??? Who needs this at a german sport ( ??? ) watch. The whole image is something very eclectic what I don’t like at all.
22d
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
1

Automotive: Best part of the story

was to see your happy face on the last picture! It seems you really enjoyed the pouring rain! Yours, Adam
1M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
0

Horological Meandering: Dear Rock,

yes, that’s why - for other reasons as well - I love this watch: the subdial of the little second is different from the other subdial’s size. VC has made the same solution at the second generation Overseas Chronos, I am not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg? Yours, Adam
1M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
0

Horological Meandering: Many thanks for your responses, Mates!

Marcus has right: the movement is a Base Lemania 1340, which is modified and personalized by Ebel. Remember, that the same base movement was used by Omega ( Speedmaster ) and by Breguet ( Type XX and XXI ), the later were equipped by a flyback function. More interestingly, Ebel had bought the right
1M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
1

Horological Meandering: A blast from the past

or how I detected a “new” brand for me: After collecting wristwatches for more than 13 years I thought I have seen and - fast - owned everything. In this Summer I went for a watch what I bought without seeing it in the flesh and while I was in the shop I looked around a bit. And I found and explored
1M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
3

TimeOut: Very sad news!

Rest in Peace, dear Charlie!
2M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
0

Audemars Piguet: The beauty

of an old Friend! HAGWE!
2M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
7

Independents: I am not sure about that!

A Collected Man prefer to buy watches and not to sale them as consignee. I think maybe they underestimated the “market” price for the watch. If you see the recent prices of the Simplicities ( over 1 million CHF at certain auctions ) you can easily recognise: the watch was too “cheap”! 😀😄😃 Anyhow, th
2M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
3

Independents: Breaking News!

Philippe Dufour’s masterpiece, the Petite and Grand Sonnerie sets a world record at 5.505.000 GBP! Now this is the most expensive independent wristwatch in the world and also in the ten most expensive wristwatch worldwide! Well deserved, Maestro! Also congratulations for the new happy owner! Picture
2M
By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise
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