finishing. The reason why most big brands can't do it because this process can't be scaled, and if they insist on doing it it would eat into their profit margin or they have to charge higher to build a bigger margin. They are not moving away, they simply can't do it cost effectively. Small indis can
unless your scratches are very deep. They just remove a slight layer. The laser welding is for the deep gashes. If they don't weld additional material into the gaps and then polish down , you would indeed be losing a lot of material as they try to even out the surface.
the date. It's incredibly useful. I don't really need a chronograph's precision nor do I need a GMT as I can add/subtract quickly from the local time. Having owned them I found sonneries and repeaters to be fragile. But I always found the need to need to refer to a date during the day. The reason I