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Horological Meandering: I think when we have to use 3 or more separate sources to describe a design's derivation,

Then we must admit that the design possesses at least a modicum of its own character apart from being merely derivative. However, that appears to be much more true of the Chopard Alpine Eagle than this Iron Walker.
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By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby
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TimeOut: No, how long did he post here? What was PB known for?

I mean, other than what his nickname implies.
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Breguet: It's lovely, enjoy it! [nt]

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Independents: Good job! Keep learning and progressing!

I notice many great watchmakers started with learning to repair old clocks. In this way, they deeply learned how classic movements are made. I'd encourage you, as you continue your watchmaking studies, to see how you can apprentice under experienced watchmakers and clockmakers. Nowadays, hand finish
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By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby
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Zenith: Very nice, is there a video where an engineer really takes us through how each piece of the escapement functions in the way that it does?

That would be awesome, I hope they do that if they haven't! I would love to have a sense of "getting" this escapement--really knowing how it works and the way each piece moves and needs to move to do its task, in relation to the other pieces. Sometimes that's hard enough (for me, at least) in a more
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By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby
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Independents: Size is good and it has its own look, also good!

Compared to Chopard's Alpine Eagle, I think this is super competitive. May I just say 12bar wr at 10.5mm thickness is a triumph that Omega, UJ, and many other brands should be ashamed of.
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