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Completely agree, but there are some (such as a certain Watch Troll) that blindly believe that just because a watch is from Brand X, then it must be automatically better than every watch from Brand Y regardless of anything else.

Apples to Apples is the only really fair way to compare.
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At least compare apples to apples. Is the master Control perpetual calendar better than the Portuguese perpetual calender, well I think so.
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As I said. The last of his kind.

I very much doubt that we will see skill of that level again. This thread confirms that, sadly.

whether you find current watchmakers offerings aesthetically pleasing or not, you cant deny the skill and innovation that is beingused by Urwerk, richard mille, etc. If you think decent watchmaking died with Daniels, then stick to iron lungs and your Omega. Frankly after reading the article and your sudden appearance in this thread looks to me like you had very little knowledge on watchmaking, read an article you found on google, and go around professing it as gospel. Which is laughable.

anyway. back to surfing porn and forming my own opinions with real world hands on experience.
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I think that Ludwig Oechslin also belongs in the conversation of the worlds top horology innovators.
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What did I miss?  Lots of action in the thread.  I was in a little city all day up in the northeast where they don't pronounce their "R's" when they say "pahk" or "Hahvahd," speaking to a bunch of bankers.  Super cold and windy today.

 

Of course I wore the 3970J.  

 

 

 

 

I quite like that at 36mm it does not stand out in a garish way.  Here I am "in action" (pic taken by one of my workmates):

 

 

 

Cropped close-up is a little blurry but you can see that little beauty sitting on my wrist a bit better:

 

 

 

What can I say?  I love the little bugger. 

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^^no frills....wow. not much more can be said. speechless. such a special watch
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^^no frills....wow. not much more can be said. speechless. such a special watch

 

Thanks, DerekS and thanks to everyone above for their support and encouragement.  Super happy to share pics of my newest baby with you all.  Still catching up on the thread!

 

Stitchy, those are lovely pics of the Panerai!  Don't think for one sec that I missed that post of yours.  What camera do you use to take these great close-up shots?

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^^no frills....wow. not much more can be said. speechless. such a special watch

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Stitchy, those are lovely pics of the Panerai!  Don't think for one sec that I missed that post of yours.  What camera do you use to take these great close-up shots?

thanks, buddy! its a new camera (for me) a canon 20d with an awesome macro lens. bought it from fellow SFer, dcg.
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Most of the watches lauded in this thread are mass produced, or contain mass produced parts. ETA movements for example.They are not exemplars of the finest craftsmanship and they are not art. Many are aesthetic pleasing though. It does not follow that because something is mass produced that it cannot be aesthetically pleasing. This is one of the reasons consumer goods sell.

Daniels was the last of his type. I know of no other living horologist who could build a watch the way he did. That is make and assemble every component by hand. Maybe you do?

Daniels represented horology in its truest incarnation. Artist and technician which is my point.

Interesting, but short sighted. Yes, most watches on this thread are mass produced. I'm not sure I've seen a single one off piece or completely hand made watch on this forum. However, this is a thread about watch appreciation. We all have different favorites, differing opinions, and maybe we come to completely different conclusions about a brand or watch, but we are here because we appreciate watches.

GD was certainly a great watchmaker. I greatly value a brand or watchmaker's contributions to the world of watches and even among companies that mass produce watches there have been great achievements such as designs that can be used for deep sea diving, designs that are wound by a 1 degree change in temperature, and designs that can keep track of time and celestial bodies.

There is a time and place for mass produced watches, diving, rugged sports, exploring dangerous environments or just because we like them. While I appreciate hand workmanship, there are tolerances achieved, new materials developed to make watch cases, and or movements and their components, and ideas brought to life as a result of watchmakers having new technology, computers, and machinery. While it is probably rare for a watchmaker to make a watch completely by hand, doing so probably results many limitations.

Best regards,
Dino
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There still are those which are painstakingly but lovingly finished by hand. I used to marvel at these examples. That is until tonight when I found horology had died.


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There still are those which are painstakingly but lovingly finished by hand. I used to marvel at these examples. That is until tonight when I found horology had died.

The dayyyy that horology diiiieeeed.

We were singing? rimshot.gif
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The dayyyy that horology diiiieeeed.

We were singing? rimshot.gif

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There still are those which are painstakingly but lovingly finished by hand. I used to marvel at these examples. That is until tonight when I found horology had died.

it will all be ok in the morning. dont leave us!
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The dayyyy that horology diiiieeeed.

We were singing? rimshot.gif

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Very cool, nofrills! Watches are usually not quite as much in focus as our wrist shots would like to portray, they usually just peek out from under our clothes smile.gif

Here a low light iPhone pic my GF took at one of our dinner dates not long ago:

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Hahahahaha!

No frills, just realised I haven't yet congratulated you on your new PP... Congratulations! It's beautiful! :-)
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The dayyyy that horology diiiieeeed.

We were singing? rimshot.gif

 

Is that to the tune of American Pie? I suppose so.....smile.gif

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