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Here's something a little different.  It's a one-off piece by Canadian watchmaker Al Jenski (Archer Watches).

 

 

It features a lovely guilloche dial and elegant blued hands.  I have since had a stylized capital "A" etched onto the previously blank medallion.

 

 

In the vast majority of watches in this configuration, you will find the ubiquitous ETA / Unitas 6497/8 hand-wind pocket watch movement.  This one does feature a re-cased pocket watch movement, but in this case it is the lovely vintage Hamilton cal. 917.  The level of finish on what was, in its day, a workhorse caliber puts a great many contemporary movements in far pricier retail categories completely to shame.

 

 

Al is very careful about movement regulation, so this piece runs as accurately as most of my contemporary pieces, and better than some.  In any event, comfortably within chronometer specs.

 

At 42mm, it's on the large side for a dress watch, but here the size is determined not by fashion or trend but by the dimensions of the movement, which as you can see, quite completely fills the case.  it's a welcom change from so many display-back "portholes" where there is a huge disparity between the large case and the small movement ticking away inside.

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^^
That's a beauty
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

A couple of German beauties. Classic looks, perfect proportions. I'd love to have either by my side.

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Both send my pointer to the Ab position!
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Here's something a little different.  It's a one-off piece by Canadian watchmaker Al Jenski (Archer Watches).

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

It features a lovely guilloche dial and elegant blued hands.  I have since had a stylized capital "A" etched onto the previously blank medallion.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

In the vast majority of watches in this configuration, you will find the ubiquitous ETA / Unitas 6497/8 hand-wind pocket watch movement.  This one does feature a re-cased pocket watch movement, but in this case it is the lovely vintage Hamilton cal. 917.  The level of finish on what was, in its day, a workhorse caliber puts a great many contemporary movements in far pricier retail categories completely to shame.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Al is very careful about movement regulation, so this piece runs as accurately as most of my contemporary pieces, and better than some.  In any event, comfortably within chronometer specs.

 

At 42mm, it's on the large side for a dress watch, but here the size is determined not by fashion or trend but by the dimensions of the movement, which as you can see, quite completely fills the case.  it's a welcom change from so many display-back "portholes" where there is a huge disparity between the large case and the small movement ticking away inside.

That is nice.

 

Thanks for sharing.

post #18650 of 48312
The Junghans just arrived as a gift for my girlfriend - got an amazing deal for it, and bought a custom alligator strap. The Stowa is my dress watch - very enjoyable, solid eta-powered watch.


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The Junghans just arrived as a gift for my girlfriend - got an amazing deal for it, and bought a custom alligator strap. The Stowa is my dress watch - very enjoyable, solid eta-powered watch.


lol - I was about to ask what is the point of having both those watches. then I thought about what I have and shut up.
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lol - I was about to ask what is the point of having both those watches. then I thought about what I have and shut up.

The Junghans is for my girlfriend - not for me. Slightly too small for my wrists - if it was for myself I'd get the automatic, not the smaller hand wound.
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Classy pair!
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Here's something a little different.  It's a one-off piece by Canadian watchmaker Al Jenski (Archer Watches).

 

At 42mm, it's on the large side for a dress watch, but here the size is determined not by fashion or trend but by the dimensions of the movement, which as you can see, quite completely fills the case.  it's a welcom change from so many display-back "portholes" where there is a huge disparity between the large case and the small movement ticking away inside.

Very interesting watch.  Thanks for sharing some photos.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Here's something a little different.  It's a one-off piece by Canadian watchmaker Al Jenski (Archer Watches).




It features a lovely guilloche dial and elegant blued hands.  I have since had a stylized capital "A" etched onto the previously blank medallion.




In the vast majority of watches in this configuration, you will find the ubiquitous ETA / Unitas 6497/8 hand-wind pocket watch movement.  This one does feature a re-cased pocket watch movement, but in this case it is the lovely vintage Hamilton cal. 917.  The level of finish on what was, in its day, a workhorse caliber puts a great many contemporary movements in far pricier retail categories completely to shame.




Al is very careful about movement regulation, so this piece runs as accurately as most of my contemporary pieces, and better than some.  In any event, comfortably within chronometer specs.

At 42mm, it's on the large side for a dress watch, but here the size is determined not by fashion or trend but by the dimensions of the movement, which as you can see, quite completely fills the case.  it's a welcom change from so many display-back "portholes" where there is a huge disparity between the large case and the small movement ticking away inside.



Roger, now you're giving the secret away to everyone:).
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RogerP - really nice. would love to see a pic of the dial with the "A" on it.
post #18657 of 48312

Thanks gents.

 

Stitchy - I'll try to snap a pic this weekend.

 

Hey there Bill!

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i look forward to it. smile.gif
post #18659 of 48312

So it appears I have gotten the wife a proper (mechanical) Patek...........

 

 

 

... on a bracelet, as she prefers.  And a relatively larger (versus typical ladies models) case size at 36mm...

 

Pure coincidence that I like perpetuals and that our wrist sizes are relatively similar.  Oh no, I'm not going to be borrowing/wearing this at all.  It's really her watch, seriously....

post #18660 of 48312

Excellent,Congrats.

 

Looks like you need to take that baby out on a test drive, just to make sure everything is working like it is supposed to.nod[1].gif

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