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Glashütte Original: Congrats on the watch! (I assume it's new.) Yes, for me it would be a no-brainer to get this strap with a new GO.

I'm also a fan of this kind of strap. I was just thinking of getting it for other watches, so don't feel the need to necessarily buy a GO-branded one for that purpose. The quality looks good though, have to try and check at an AD.
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Glashütte Original: Would be interested in hearing about the synthetic straps as well

Including where GO sources them from. Of course might just go with the branded one directly from GO, but there's bound to be a hefty premium for what in the end is likely a relatively simple, if good quality, strap. (The same as with branded crocodile straps, for any brand.)
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Rolex: Regarding the exhibition pieces, it's quite simple, really. Having a set of exhibition watches at least gives people who walk in a chance to try on the actual watches.

Being able to then buy the watches is another story. But selling those exhibition pieces to customers on the waiting list would no nothing for the supply situation either. We are talking about a single set of watches per AD, here.
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Independents: Nice! Congratulations on the acquisition, and thanks for posting the photos!

Feel free to post more. ;-) Including live photos of the movement - would be interesting to get a better idea of the level of finishing that Vaucher applies, which is obviously very high in particular relative to the price bucket. That said, of course the dial is the star of the show here. Not to me
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Chopard: Hi Robert, that's interesting, I did not know that.

Do you happen to know whether 96.01 also has an instantaneous date change? 1.96 has a 'creeping' change, where the date does not snap over around midnight but changes gradually over several hours.
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Horological Meandering: If it was me, I would take the Batman and the Sinn. The Batman goes with pretty much any attire, and is perfectly suited for nice restaurants as well (especially on the bracelet ;-)

If the BLNR attracting unwanted attention is a concern due to the travel destination, then I would take the Sinn and the Habring2. The Sinn is perfect for water activities, and the Chrono Felix can be dressed up and down as required (perhaps consider e.g. having two different straps for it, one dres
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Horological Meandering: That is a much rarer occurrence in my experience, I have rarely come across watches with a genuinely too long minute hand.

Although Tudor Black Bay 58, while a nice watch, is borderline in this respect: However, looking closely, I think the issue has more to do with the relative placement of the lume dots and the way the minute hand extends far beyond those (as well as to a lesser extent with the shape of the minute han
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Independents: This is a great one. Just look at that finishing!

Thanks for the detailed photos.
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