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Horological Meandering: Psychologically, red as a colour grabs our attention as a warning or signal

Perhaps due to its use in nature, as red usually symbolises danger (e.g. blood, venomous animals, etc.). Thus it stands out as a strong accent colour, especially contrasted with a plain-coloured dial. Regards, skyeriding
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By: skyeriding
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A. Lange & Söhne: There are two types of Lange Balance Cocks - for regulators, and for freesprung balance wheels

Before getting into it, let's revisit some theory first to better appreciate the subtleties of why the engraving differences arise. The 1st gen Lange Chrono uses a regulator to adjust the timekeeping (beat rate). Notice the swan-neck with its screw - it pins a long needle, which is the regulator lev
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By: skyeriding
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Horological Meandering: I'd humbly suggest the sapphire sandwich model for a few reasons:

1. The practicality of scratch-resistance over hesalite. 2. The sapphire has a clear caseback with the Cal 1863 - which is essentially a visible and "better finished" Cal 1861 of the hesalite model. The main differences being Cotes de Geneve of the bridges, and a metal instead of a Delrin plastic br
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By: skyeriding
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Independents: The watch nerd in me favours one underrated element of the LF micro-rotor: its natural escapement.

While finishing is arguably the most prominent feature of the LF, I find a natural escapement always fascinating. It was originally Breguet's idea two centuries ago, to have an escapement with (little to no) sliding friction, back in the days when modern lubricants didn't exist. It wasn't commercial
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By: skyeriding
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Independents: Great summary, though I'd like to add an important point - MG also polishes the ratchet&crown wheel teeth, something surprisingly uncommon to see but is a beautiful effect.

The raised chatons are another great point - while Lange needs to flat polish only the surface and inner concave of the chaton, MG has to also polish the outer flank/rim of it. The clear sapphires used also makes it distinctive in aesthetics over many other brands. As for the UJ, lets applaud that t
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By: skyeriding
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