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Independents: Wonderful Watch

From a pure design perspective, Sarpaneva is one of the very few who successfully introduce irony into their pieces, both in SUF and in Sarpaneva itself
1Y
By: bigdave
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Independents: Ditto

My experience was identical to adrianh’s. Bad communication, missed deadlines (in ways that a modest amount of planning could have minimized or avoided altogether) but a lovely watch for your trouble.
2Y
By: bigdave
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Independents: Manfredi

Greenwich, Connecticut is a short train ride from New York City, and there you will find Manfredi. They are dealers for several of the brands that you mentioned, as well as many other independents. They are well worth the trip for selection, knowledge and overall customer experience.
2Y
By: bigdave
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Montblanc: Hello Again

I had not expected to be rejoining this thread after so long an absence, but, on re-reading the posts, one thing did occur to me. Why is it important to talk about the relative numbers of manufacture vs. off-the-shelf pieces, so long as the house is making some great pieces? The great shirtmakers an
4Y
By: bigdave
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Horological Meandering: Since you ask, pplater

I have been very fortunate to find a dealer who: 1. started showing me watches that cost 250x years ago, when I was buying watches that cost 10x, and when he already knew I would never be a 250x guy, just to help me learn what the real limits of our shared passion look like; 2. quit taking me out to
5Y
By: bigdave
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Horological Meandering: Find a Dealer who is not exactly the same...

Had it not been my good fortune to strike it lucky on this count, what we share together here would never have come to mean as much to me as it does.
5Y
By: bigdave
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Independents: Happy Birthday, Mr. Gerber

Wishing you the longest of power reserves.
5Y
By: bigdave
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Montblanc: The soup was too hot, now it's too cold

When Montblanc began producing the Villeret line, it was commonly criticized for having too big a gap in its pricing. Now they are trying to find a way to bridge that gap, and people are moaning about identity. Folks, I'm really sorry that they are known as a pen company. I don't even like their pen
5Y
By: bigdave
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Montblanc: Crossover Options

I hope that Montblanc thinks about how it might capitalize on its beautiful Boheme collection in its Men's watch line. I agree that the smaller ladies' perpetual is much better balanced than the men's counterpart and, to me, its dial is quite lovely: put on a plain bezel and a more neutral strap for
5Y
By: bigdave
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Montblanc: No Illusion of Charity

I have no material disagreement with you. I agree that there is no way that Villeret can be turning a profit, and that its continuing operation is not motivated by a simple gesture of goodwill. I'm just glad that its output is a collection of worthwhile wristwatches, rather than a bunch of endorseme
5Y
By: bigdave
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