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Horological Meandering: Why is the text on the reverse written in English?

Does it suggest these were intended for export? Is there reason to believe these are actually associated with the Chinese space program, or is it merely a marketing ploy? Park
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Rolex: Turquoise

Tim, Actually, the dial is the mineral turquoise. I bought one for my wife, which she loves, and after a major hunt, got her the pink one with pink mother-of-pearl dial. We've been waiting for months for replacement straps. These are not easy to find complete with matching box, matching wallet, and
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TimeOut: Rates per million population

Here's a source that does provide rates per million population: www.worldometers.info #countries Those rates are far more meaningful than frequency data (raw numbers), but keep in mind that nations and their subdivisions are using varying tests and criteria for positivity and for death causa
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Horological Meandering: Yes

I like them, too, as they've used lots of my favorite design cues. They seem to have done a fine job of mixing and matching. It's just that innovation requires more. Park
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Horological Meandering: Having three or more sources shows neither originality nor a character of it's own

I'd find it derivative if a watch brand were to adopt the entirely plagiarized slogan: "To break the rules you must first master them so as to create one of not many and provide a crown for every achievement." Credits: Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex. I don't disagree about the Alpine Ea
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Horological Meandering: Not quite what they hoped

Here's what they had in mind: Photo credit: Getty Images.
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Horological Meandering: What do you get when you combine an Overseas dial, Royal Oak lugs, and a Rolex bezel?

The new Wempe Iron Walker Chronograph, 10 years in the making, with an ETA movement. I find it good looking and wholly derivative. My wife thinks Wempe has adopted the Michael Kors business model. Park
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Patek Philippe: Probably Excessive

CBB, I think the first three are sufficient if coupled with good judgment about where to go, with whom to associate (at a distance), and what to touch. While suspected contamination could require removing and cleaning shoes, clothing, jewelry, and watches and extra washing, to do all of this routine
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Patek Philippe: Hearsay and opinion

Jay, Having met him only once, I have no reliable data, but I don't think hearsay regarding the opinions of "some pretty serious Patek collectors" amounts to reliable data either. From where I sit, the ongoing success of the brand is the best evidence of the quality of his leadership. Park
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Patek Philippe: 5270G with original, first series dial

This was the first rendition of the first Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph with an in-house movement. Park
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