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Montblanc: Simply glorious

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By: Age_of_Surfaces
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Independents: Thanks. They were taken over by a small group of investors in 2018 and appointed Massimo Rossi as CEO.

I've read that this group is Swiss, but I'm not sure. In any case, it has resulted in a much more focused operation. p.s. I'm glad this post triggered some nostalgia for you too...
20d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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Independents: Cuervo y Sobrinos' new salmon dial Historiador Flameante

Cuervo y Sobrinos is not a watch company many of us think about. The company is a fascinating anomaly with a highly idiosyncratic history. It produces 3,000 watches a year that cannot be mistaken for the products of any other brand. Some of its output in recent years demonstrates its commitment to l
20d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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Horological Meandering: Hodinkee does not produce journalism. It produces advertising, and impressionistic storytelling aligned to advertising.

Independent journalism requires dispassionate impartiality to assess and explain without fear or favor. Hodinkee’s prime directive is commercial. The writing it produces is intended to lend to an illusion of refinement. That’s why you have to read their undergraduate musings about 19th century astro
21d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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Horological Meandering: Hodinkee is an advertising and sales platform, and has been for years. I have very little time for it.

First test of integrity: Search its website for its editorial and commercial policies. It's difficult to find. The distinction between Hodinkee's watch-related musings and its shop is not a hard firewall in the way that, say, Time & Tide tries to maintain. aBlogtoWatch attaches disclaimers in front
22d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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Patek Philippe: That's very kind of you to share. Much appreciated.

It can be hard to dig up information about these watches from Brazil in the first three decades of the century. There have been few in-depth articles over the last 20 years. The stand-out was one in a German watch collectors' journal in 2002. One Portuguese writer has covered them a couple of times.
28d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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WristScan: Fun stuff. If I didn't consciously hold back, I'd end up with far more chronographs (although not as many as OP).

The ones above are all fantastic, and each one has something to commend it. My own chrono sub-collection includes the two below. Sorry, these are stock photos as I haven't got round to taking decent live shots of them yet. Keep them coming...
28d
By: Age_of_Surfaces
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