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Independents: Thanks for the link, interesting read!

Increasing production and reducing distribution sound like a tough combination. It will be interesting to see how that works out for them.
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By: Fastwong
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Independents: “We are organising Greubel Forsey with the aim of significantly increasing its production by developing a new price segment pillar”

gulfbusiness.com It looks like we're starting to see the results of the new CEO. It will be interesting to see how things change in the next year are so but this new S2 seems like a good start.
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By: Fastwong
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Independents: Ah, yes, read that too fast. 152 is quite a lot, not many in the grand scheme of things, but a lot to call "limited" from GF.

That said, cranking up production at GF sounds good to me. If it means more access and maybe even the potential for a discount off msrp I'm all for it as long as quality doesn't suffer.
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By: Fastwong
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Horological Meandering: Thank you! The wr over to me was something I had not considered. Maybe better to get an auto or just give up on swimability altogether

Another thing which I also hadn't considered is how watches are such a new social trend. I thought (stupidly?) the DB would be relatively under the radar, anonymity through obscurity, subtler and less recognizable than a Rolex, but not so anymore, thanks to social media and the internet there is no
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By: Fastwong
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Independents: I wonder if the new CEO is cranking up the volume?

88 pieces is a lot for a GF "limited" edition. but yeah, mirror finished rehaute as they do in some of the other models. So 🔥🔥🔥
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By: Fastwong
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Independents: 45k chf for the ti bracelet 🙄

I know GF watches are expensive and value is relative at this end of the spectrum but that's crazy. When they do things like that it casts a shadow on the entire pricing model. At that point just charge 250k and include both bracelet and strap, but the upcharge makes this all look just silly. Not a
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By: Fastwong
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Horological Meandering: I was thinking the same! Trying to go to one sports watch...

Love the GF choice, definitely thinking the same! For The One, I needed decent wr and shock protection, non-pm but also refinishable like steel or titanium, lume, non-proprietary strap attachment, and running seconds. Since it's an everyday watch that will get a little beat up, I wanted all the blin
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By: Fastwong
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Independents: Woohoo! Big Congrats! 🔥👍🎉 The DB28 is so future inspired it's basically timeless

The black, blue, and gold color combo is stunning, look forward to seeing what straps you get! As for the lugs, aesthetically I like the shorter lugs but after wearing the watch for a while I appreciated how the longer lugs offer a wide range of articulation for the strap to move and maintain even t
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By: Fastwong
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