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TimeOut: It is very clear what you were implying with your original post. Even if we pretend that not to be the case, what does a single isolated incident like this have to do with gun laws? More importantly, why even bring up gun laws in the context of this post?

No doubt you'll feel an urge to reply to get a "last word". Feel free - I will not be commenting on this any further. Everyone is entitled to their views, but please consider the place and context.
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TimeOut: I wouldn't normally comment but: Shame on you for turning this simple post about condolences for Mr. Abe's tragic death into another pro-gun political rant.

This contributes nothing positive to the WatchProSite. Perhaps the mods can please consider reviewing the necessity of these particular posts and cleaning up this (otherwise very appropriate) condolences thread?
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Horological Meandering: Yes, it's worth paying attention to exchange rates when transacting in foreign currencies! The automatic conversion rates offered are almost never worth taking - this goes for auctions, airports, services like PayPal etc.

And as pointed out in an earlier comment, even better not to let your bank to do the conversion either (if an option, and deemed worth the effort). If you can access the FX markets directly, you can trade/convert at minimal bid-ask spreads and at effectively zero commissions. Of course, this is only
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Patek Philippe: I suppose the levels of the present second-hand prices are making increasingly elaborate schemes worthwhile and profitable, unfortunately.

Not to mention the increase in unsophisticated buyers looking for a status symbol, which is fertile ground for these scams.
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Patek Philippe: With El Primero the "lightning" chronograph hand indeed does one full rotation over the dial in 10 seconds, while here it takes 12 seconds. It is just a question of the gearing used (how the hand is driven) and gear ratios.

The underlying movement frequency is the same in both cases, being 5 hz or 36'000 bph, i.e. 10 beats or "half-rotations" per second, i.e. the escape wheel advances 10 times per second.
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Chopard: True. Though personally I'm not a fan of using a time and date movement but having a dial with no date aperture.

That leads to a redundant "ghost" position when using the crown, and that never seemed like an aesthetically (nor engineering-wise) pleasing solution. That said, having two dials would likely be the best option, if modifying the movement to remove the "date" position from the crown was not feasible.
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Chopard: Sign me up on that one!

I.e. Alpine Eagle with the LUC 1.96 movement. Preferably without date, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if that's not possible (e.g. due to not being feasible to modify the movement).
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Chopard: As others have noted, it did not escape notice. ;)

And while have yet to see it in real life, in the videos available it looks better than in the pictures. The proportions also seem to work better than with the 'regular' Alpine Eagle.
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Rolex: Perhaps the poster was referring to the earlier white dial ref. 114300 (39mm), which had 'single' hour markers throughout the dial.

That said, the dial shown - with double hour markers at 3, 6 and 9 - is correct for the white dial OP ref 116000. Which is also already discontinued. The current Rolex OP references (whether the 41mm ref 124300, or the 36mm ref 126000) indeed do not include a model with a plain white dial (as far as
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