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One is the Loneliest Number, Part 2

I'm following up on the One is the Loneliest Number post of a few days ago. And relating this as well to the Hand-Written Dial post. Here are some character sets with all the numerals. All of these were originally in 18 pt type, so roughly the same height
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By: cazalea
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cazalea
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Tribute to the classics - Grid Game

I really like the classic AP frame shape. This is the latest work from the German watch modification company AET REMOULD - Grid Game. AET REMOULD has created a new "Artist Collection" based on the Royal Oak Offshore, with the special feature of a dial des
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By: stellawsgi
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cazalea
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Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 3

Episode 3 of Degrees, Gears & Ratios begins with a giant stage backdrop from a theatre production, when I was chairman of the board of trustees. I can't remember the name of the show but what better image to start this episode ... and can anyone name
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By: cazalea
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watchfornia
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Single Hand Timepieces

Has any modern high-end timepiece manufacturer created a purely mechanical movement with only that which is necessary for a single hand?
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By: enjoythemusic
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gael_bx
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Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 2

Hello! Today (an interval of 24 hours) we are looking at gears, and ratios that are expressed in pairs of gear teeth. For example, you might have 7 teeth on one small gear, and 28 on a larger gear that meshes with it. That ratio is 7:28 or 1:4. Each time
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By: cazalea
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montres1
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Degrees, Gears & Ratios, Part 1

Degree is a very complex word in English, with many meanings: a unit of measuring temperatures, as in 40° C a unit of measuring rotation, such as "a right angle is 90°" a measure of technical difficulty of skill in an athletic competition, such as gymnast
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By: cazalea
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enjoythemusic
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Movement Regulation Question...

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By: mdg
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Grand Complications, Part 3

In the previous 2 posts we considered what makes a Grand Complication, and the mental gymnastics required to conceive and design such a thing. Now we also have to think about actually making it. We know that watches CONSUME TIME as well as DISPLAY TIME. C
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By: cazalea
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whatmakesmetick (andrea)
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Grand Complications, Part 2

Grand Complications, Part 2 In my last post, I discussed the term Grand Complication and gave some examples of which watches qualify for that title, and described some "higher-order thinking skills" that add up to mental grand computation. If you tried to
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By: cazalea
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whatmakesmetick (andrea)
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Grand Complications, Part 1

Grand Complications, Part 1 In our world of mechanical watches, there's an honorary title known as the Grand Complication . It means that the watch performs several difficult functions, IN ADDITION to keeping the time, such as chiming the time of day, sho
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By: cazalea
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cazalea
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