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Jaeger-LeCoultre: There was an additional 'Geographic' model, the 'Master World Geographic'...

... which is my favourite. In addition to the second time zone (called "privileged time zone" by JLC with this model), a real world time display was offered. To the regular models in stainless steel (152 84 20) and pink gold (152 24 20), many limited boutique and AD variants were offered. Below, on
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Automotive: With a penchant for off-the-beaten-track life, I loved the square cut Beaufighter with its Zagato body

As a youth I also visited the showroom in London. Despite arriving by bus, I got a warm welcome by Tony Crook. But then I had the advantage that he awaited a potential customer with a doctor title, and he was not quick enough to change his behaviour towards me when I had to disappoint him. My reason
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Rolex: Micro Laser Welding can help enthusiasts not enjoying a mangled case

I had the same problem with a Svend Andersen Worldtime Chronograph. The deep scar on a lug was "inherited" when I bought the watch. This damage did not deter me because I knew that local repairs by laser welding are easy when a specialist handles it. This welding is possible with most materials (gol
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Chopard: Chopard's worldtimer is indeed an enjoyable watch

Unfortunately, the brand seems still very much underrated. The quality, though, is excellent. I particularly like how they could make a virtue out of the typical busyness of worldtimer dials. All the graphics gel into a nice design for me with the Chopard Traveler One. Side by side, the well-known w
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Independents: Great, informative post! Many thanks.

With the "Frodshams" being so selective regarding the journalistic coverage of the watches, it is superb to have such detailed information supported by excellent photos here. The additional bonus when enthusiasts are reporting is the personal part of the story, as so nicely presented as an introduct
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Independents: Thanks for this great and comprehensive reporting

I admire particularly the quality of the photos considering the usually difficult light situation at such exhibition venues. The remark about the Independents being shuffled into "corners" when part of a main stream watch show is so appropriate. Looking back at this year's SIHH and Baselworld shows,
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Independents: A History of Independent Watchmaking - Curated by Phillips

Phillips quoted George Daniels when announcing an exhibition in Geneva this May to pay tribute to independent watchmaking: “ Independence is the utmost importance in life. Without it you are subject to the whims of other people. You are pinned down to a particular area, a particular routine. Indepen
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Horological Meandering: Many thanks for an interesting presentation, sharing information that has drawn me in to an enjoyable read

For me it makes a real difference to be offered a carefully prepared post like this and not just a fuzzy wristshot without any help in words how to interpret the photo. I particularly like the excellent mix of presenting the watches and sharing personal experiences for the human interest part. This
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Independents: Urban Jürgensen is to be applauded for offering something new

When I saw the first photos of these watches, I was not convinced of the ONE collection. UJ emphasised the design, explaining also in a video on their website how they wanted to come away from the 70s designs still dominating the sports-bracelet-watch market. The goal was to replace square and strai
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Montblanc: The original version of the Orbis Terrarum with the 41 mm case and on the bracelet is for me an interesting "every-day" watch.

Though, I wonder if the dial design so close to to what Vacheron Constantin offered with the world time model 86060/000R-9640 was such a good idea of LVMH. And now Christopher Ward came up with the C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer , with an in-house worldtime module on an ETA 2893 movement. Instead of th
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