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Horological Meandering: That’s my blog!

Yeah I write the grail watch blog (and write for Europa Star) and stumbled on this watch in their archives. I just had to find one after learning about it!
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By: Grail-Watch
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Independents: Alas, it needs service.

I have been in contact with the company in the Netherlands and plan to send it to them instead of RGM as originally planned. It seems that the lunar calendar in module is more complex and troublesome than I expected, so I think it’s best to trust it to the original watchmaker. Does anyone have exper
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By: Grail-Watch
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Horological Meandering: Jean d’Eve Samara

Here’s a rare watch for you! This is a 1989 Jean d’Eve Samara, the first Swiss automatic quartz watch. It launched at Basel in 1987, the same show Seiko launched the AGS (now Kinetic). But unlike the “plain Jane” Seiko, this thing is wild! The rotor is on the dial side, below the hands, and runs aro
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By: Grail-Watch
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Independents: They definitely belong

Hajime Asaoka is the Japanese Dufour! He belongs here if anyone does, even with Kurono! Is that his design too? And Ming? Just look at them! Independent? Yes! Watchmaker? Ok fine, we'll take it!
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By: Grail-Watch
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F.P. Journe: I love the organic look

Journe has always done such a wonderful job with clean yet distinct dial designs. But for me it's these amazing hands that take it to another level. Such a lovely shape!
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By: Grail-Watch
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A. Lange & Söhne: One of my all-time favorite watches

Wear it and smile!
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By: Grail-Watch
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Independents: More information

Thanks to the kindness of another member, I have received more information! I will be documenting this particular watch on my blog, as I have also done for some other oddballs in my collection (the Büren Calibre 82 and Junghans Mega 1) for others to learn as well. First, it appears that this watch i
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By: Grail-Watch
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Independents: Thank you my friend!

There is nothing like a funky independent to spice things up!
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By: Grail-Watch
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Independents: 39-40 mm

This is around 40 mm according to my ruler. It's quite thick at about 10 mm, and the rounded edges make it sit quite high. Not quite as bulky as my Montblanc Rieussec but still it's a pretty big and heavy watch.
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By: Grail-Watch
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