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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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By: BjoernM21
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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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By: BjoernM21
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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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By: BjoernM21
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Horological Meandering: Breitling was the first to offer in 1954 the "Cottier-System" world time function in a modern design

In September 1954 Breitling started series production of reference 1 260. While Patek Philippe had the movements of references 1415 and 2523 modified for the world time display by Louis Cottier, working in his own atelier as a "freelancer" (to also supply the same world time mechanism to Agassiz, Ca
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By: BjoernM21
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Help Desk: Test Embedding Link

Copyright photo: Reto Albertalli ; image used with permission of author
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By: BjoernM21
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F.P. Journe: Superb information source! Thanks for sharing it.

What a good job to get seemingly candid answers from the man himself. To have solutions chosen explained helps me always to better understand the watches. This creates interest, "objects" becoming results of the conviction and taste of a master. Björn
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By: BjoernM21
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Thanks for this great and well illustrated review

It is just this kind of presentations I love: Some technical explanations understandable by a layman and reference to other models to show where technical solutions come from, or have been improved upon. And it makes such a difference to have excellent photos as here and not only the press photos, o
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By: BjoernM21
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Horological Meandering: This promises to be a really great book

Martijn has not only spent many weeks locally to interview people involved with Enicar, but researched documents leaving no stone unturned (he even got building permissions from the local authorities to get a better idea how the production facilities of Enicar were arranged). With his vast personal
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By: BjoernM21
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Automotive: 40 Years ago it was also my dream car

but unfortunately it was almost impossible to get spare parts from Fiat even then, with the car hardly 10 years old. The spares situation was generally a problem with Italian cars then. So, I moved towards British cars. They are a usually quite a bit less elegant than the Italians, but at least an a
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By: BjoernM21
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Independents: The show is concentrated on Hall 1 this year

with the independents located mainly in the sourthern part, accessible at street level across the big plaza vis-à-vis the main entrance. Since my interest is also focused on the smaller independents, I made the following experiences in the past years: 1. Maybe too late for you to schedule the visit,
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