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Dude--because every high-end maker's watches are better finished then they were 10, 20, 30, 50 years ago. Finishing quality is a function of precision. Precision is a function of available tools. Tools today are better. Technology, automation, computers, CNC machines, etc. On top of that, it is only since the 90's that people even started looking at their own watch movements. You're asking me to prove to you that cars are more or efficient than they were 50 years ago or...
Why don't you research your own watch first. Spend three minutes on Google. Would do you a world of good. Journe's "weak spot" has always been finishing. He is philosophically opposed to obsessive finishing and would rather focus his energy and resources on movement innovation. You buy a Journe for the eccentric character, for the beautiful design, for the beatiful movement, for the innovative design, etc.--and in spite of the good, but not particularly great,...
It's just laughable that someone who spent $25-30K on what is certainly a beautiful and enviable watch (one of my personal favorites, nonetheless) is so obviously unaware of it's pluses/minuses and fundamental ethos. What do you really even know about FP Journe? Journe himself openly admits in interviews that he cannot execute to Patek levels of finish and is not interested in doing so. Then you call Patek finishing second or third tier. Utterly ridiculous.
If you consider the below second or third tier finishing, I don't know how you examine your FP Journe without vomiting. This is uninformed commentary at it's worst.
Your "photographic evidence" compares contemporary Lange to contemporary Patek. Hence, I addressed that comparison.For the same reasons watch finishing has broadly improved across all brands, Patek finishing has gotten better: more precise tools and machinery, aided by computers, and consumers looking through display backs and reading blogs with zoomed-in digital photos.That said, movement design in the workhorse calibers is certainly less elaborate today, but that has to...
Sure, if you like. I am very familiar with how each finishes their movements. But such a comparison would be missing some key points.1. Beyond a certain level of excellence, movement finishing should not be a deciding factor in picking a watch. It would be the equivalent of choosing a bespoke tailor based on the fineness of his stitching. Too many other variables matter much more.2. Under-informed consumers, sapphire crystal display backs, high-magnification digital photos...
First of all, by "history" I don't mean sheer number of years. There has to be a combination of achievement, story, longevity and continuity. Rolex is younger than Seiko, but its technical innovations (watertight case, automatic winding, date complication, etc.) and the iconic status of its models (Submariner, Explorer, Day-Date, GMT-Master, Daytona, etc.) are leagues beyond. Seiko has generally been a follower, not a leader.Look, you can spend all the time you want trying...
Seiko is to be admired for their manufacturing integrity, sure. But let's not forget, even their Grand Seiko movements are based on simple caliber designs meant for cheap, mass production--the difference is chiefly in the finishing, which is really the only standout feature in their price range. In movement design and engineering, they are nowhere near a company like Rolex or Omega, whose finishing will be less immaculate but whose movement design and technology are light...
Yes, clearly and woefully. There are no plastic parts. You are referring to the teflon-coated gears.Since you spew just enough contrarian bullshit, I'm sure you will gain a strong following. Plenty of people want to believe Seiko is just as great as Rolex.We are about to see the "great taste" of TWAT put to the test.
I agree, Thierry is not Philippe. The 5227 is great, but it could have been phenomenal with a little less of what he likes to call "aggression." That said, the Patek catalog is vast compared to Lange's, AP's or Vacheron's. There are easily a dozen or two absolutely gorgeous watches that are dead-on with the classic Patek aesthetic.From personal experience, I can tell you the service is top notch. Above and beyond even. Helps that I live in Manhattan and can walk over to...
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