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Bulgari: Congrats on finally managing to see that Bvlgari is a lot more than a jewellery brand.

They deserve more credit than they get for their contributions to haute horlogerie, after what they probably learned and secured by acquiring Daniel Roth's and Gerald Genta’s brands. If you want a (presumably LE) green dial model, just contact the usual seller on Chrono24, and Bob’s your aunt Mavis
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By: Boron
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Horological Meandering: A Spring Drive is not a quartz movement!

To suggest it is, as some sort of fancier 9F, does Seiko a massive disservice and denigrates the 21 years spent getting it from concept to production.
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By: Boron
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Independents: Not really, otherwise Lange & Sohne would be referenced in the same manner...

prior to their purchase by Richemont, and similarly Minerva, before their complete acquisition and subsumed into Montblanc’s as their HH movement division. An independent is independent for as long as they aren’t majority staked or fully acquired by another company or Group. Possible semantics aside
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By: Boron
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A. Lange & Söhne: As already alluded to, there is a wealth of options, if you’re not a slave to brand names...

and equally, not snobbish about someone else’s cast off (but hopefully well cared for). On that basis, you should absolutely consider pre-owned, as that’s where you’ll often get the best value for pieces which typically depreciate from new quite significantly. As a case in point, £18K gets you a Par
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By: Boron
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Independents: An ex-independent you mean. Daniel Roth hasn’t been independent since Bvlgari’s acquisition of it in 2000.

Still a lovely watch nonetheless, and as expressed above, they're a much overlooked brand, and it’s not like LVMH has been proactive with it since the purchase. Seems like the brand is effectively in a stage of limbo, and I’d love to know what they plan on doing with it.
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By: Boron
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Hublot: There’s no contest here, assuming you fancy a diverse style in your collection...

and the Ulysse Nardin would tick a couple of boxes (a particular aesthetic/design and tourbillon complication). My only caveat is black DLC/PVD is not a permanent coating, and when it wears off, it ruins the look rather than adding to it. If you find a black watch appealing, I’d advise to opt for a
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By: Boron
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Horological Meandering: There are 3 brands associated with Schaumburg...

Itself, Lindburgh & Benson, and Nauticfish.
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By: Boron
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Rolex: Just keep in mind that ETAs like the 2824 and 92 (and their variants)…

aren’t designed to be manually wound fully or often. Just enough to get them going, then let the auto mechanism take over as you wearing it. They aren’t fragile in the true sense of the word, but they’re not as robust as other movements where design considerations were given to permit the option of
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By: Boron
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Girard Perregaux: The date display is another “issue” that only we have a problem with.

The other 98% of consumers expect a date and couldn’t give a frig how far in or out the display window is. Again, until brands perceive this problem themselves or are made aware of it through lack of sales, etc, then dateless watches with properly sized movements for their case dimensions will be ve
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By: Boron
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