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Yes looked at Moser Mayu and Monard platinum. Prefer the Tonda.

As to budget, Im willing to spend. Indies are not that expensive anyway, compared to the big 3 grande comps.
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How hard is it to get a customised case or dial from an indep?

 

As for independents, it depends who you deal with and what you are spending.  Some you are getting a truly custom piece, others in lower price ranges may use modified movements from other companies. 

 

A friend bought a tourbillon from a small independent, spending well into six figures.  He was able to ask them to do certain things with the watch, which is nice other things they could not or would not do.  Personally, I would never have bought an expensive watch from an independent.  I would be concerned about parts and service years from now if the watchmaker/owner of the company dies (he bought from a really small company).  In addition, if he ever tires of it and/or wants/needs to sell it, it will be very tough to get his money out of.  Obscure brand names have small followings, and often poor resale value.  It would be easier to resell a watch from a bigger brand name.

 

If you want custom work, but don't want to go the route of an independent.  VC has a program where you can order a watch custom to your specs.  It can be as basic as commissioning an existing watch design but with a differnet dial, or commissioning them too make a completely customized watch to your specs...limited only buy your imagination and wallet.  They will not customize an existing watch...you have to order the watch brand new with the agreed upon customization. 

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someone get this man a chair
 

post #15544 of 35576

RW Smith?

 

mostly because I want to see someone get an RW Smith
 

post #15545 of 35576
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

If you want custom work, but don't want to go the route of an independent.  VC has a program where you can order a watch custom to your specs.  It can be as basic as commissioning an existing watch design but with a differnet dial, or commissioning them too make a completely customized watch to your specs...limited only buy your imagination and wallet.  They will not customize an existing watch...you have to order the watch brand new with the agreed upon customization. 

i remember when they came out with that. awesome program.

regarding your first point,

im not big into independents. but if i was insanely wealthy, and into independents, i dont think resale would be a concern. only concern would be if i wanted to have it or not. unfortunately, i am not insanely wealthy at present.
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I love Laurent Ferrier, absolutely gorgeous. 'Dem hands...
But I have read that they are really large, which is a pity, to say the least. Have you looked at Moser?

Veronica? Worth a look.
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regarding your first point,
im not big into independents. but if i was insanely wealthy, and into independents, i dont think resale would be a concern. only concern would be if i wanted to have it or not. unfortunately, i am not insanely wealthy at present.

If insanely wealthy, then yes not a big deal. 

 

As a lawyer I've seen very wealthy people go from very wealthy to not so wealthy and need $$$ in a hurry.  They start selling everything they can sell.  A bad business deal + serious illness can change things drastically for people. 

But thats a depressing prospect so lets get back to fun and watches!

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yes, back to happy fun time with watches. i have always liked this.

audemars-piguet-jules-audemars_1.jpg
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My humble collection.

Lazy to upload it on the forum, so it's here --

http://anuntitledaddress.tumblr.com/post/30108613524/part-of-my-humble-watch-collection-from-left-to
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My humble collection.
Lazy to upload it on the forum, so it's here --
http://anuntitledaddress.tumblr.com/post/30108613524/part-of-my-humble-watch-collection-from-left-to
who makes the strap on your calatrava?
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That strap came with the Calatrava -- came with watches that were purchased about 7-8 years ago. The custom ones are on the IWC and the Jaeger.

Have a dark green beaver tail and another hornback in the works.
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That strap came with the Calatrava -- came with watches that were purchased about 7-8 years ago. The custom ones are on the IWC and the Jaeger.
Have a dark green beaver tail and another hornback in the works.
Better photos of your Calatrava strap?
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I was already lazy to upload photos. Ha. But when I get down to it, I'll take photos.

*Am travelling now so the watch is not with me.
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Any chance you can also post a close-up of the JLC?inlove.gif
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Just hanging out Saturday morning.  Good day to do some "exploring."

 

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