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Its sort of an indie...

No my sig does not refer to the watch in the photo.

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Haha I'd like to hear thoughts on the movement design and finishing before I reveal the maker.

It's a small producer and the dial is a bespoke painting in cloisonne enamel. The movement and enamelling are all designed and done in-house.

The watch is 43mm but the movement still fills such a large case up nicely.

the movement looks beautiful. lets see that bespoke enamel now.
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

Haha I'd like to hear thoughts on the movement design and finishing before I reveal the maker.

It's a small producer and the dial is a bespoke painting in cloisonne enamel. The movement and enamelling are all designed and done in-house.

The watch is 43mm but the movement still fills such a large case up nicely.

Honestly? And this is me putting my mega critic hat on! I am not normally this harsh! I think that the movement design is nice, but the movement finishing is not the best. I like the idea of the double balance wheels, and the 3/4 plate looks nice. I need a bit more info though! The geneva stripes are not as sharp as they could be, and the edges lack the best chamfering. Further, the chamfered edges are not polished.

But it depends on the price range! Are we comparing to independents like Dufour or Voutilainen?

This was me being INCREDIBLY picky smile.gif. And honestly, I do need some better pictures to really assess it!
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Not a big fan of a watch with a display case which does not display much of the movement.

 

 

A rotor is bad enough, but something like this isn't really a whole lot to look at.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Wearing white today.

1000

 

I see you are serious about your rotation!  Today I am wearing blue/green:

 

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

I see you are serious about your rotation!  Today I am wearing blue/green:

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I do like to change it up.

 

Now that sir, that is marvelous!!!!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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mcfrillster - excellent.
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mcfrillster - excellent.

 

Thanks!  OoOoO - a guessing game is afoot!  I fear I do not have enough wide-ranging expertise in movements to be able to hazard a likely guess.

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Thanks!  OoOoO - a guessing game is afoot!  I fear I do not have enough wide-ranging expertise in movements to be able to hazard a likely guess.

Nor do I, but I thought it was fun anywho
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I see you are serious about your rotation!  Today I am wearing blue/green:

 

 

 

Great photo! It really shows off the various shades of color in the dial.
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As of tomorrow, I am officially one month into my wait for the MUT Moon. Hopefully it won't take much longer. All paid up, and just waiting on delivery!

I never realized the depth of my impatience! crazy.gif

*Edited for clarity, sorry Warren! My initial post barely made sense smile.gif.
Edited by Newcomer - 2/28/13 at 8:49pm
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Congrats man. One month will fly by, no problem.
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As of tomorrow, I am officially one month into my wait for the MUT Moon. Hopefully it won't take much longer. All paid up, and just waiting on delivery!
I never realized the depth of my impatience! crazy.gif
*Edited for clarity, sorry Warren! My initial post barely made sense smile.gif.

i recommend a self induced coma to pass the time.
post #18509 of 33915
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

the movement looks beautiful. lets see that bespoke enamel now.

My actual piece is still being made as it's a piece unique. The movement I showed you is the same that will go into my piece. Here is the enamel dial of the stock watch shown - it comes in an edition of four watches, each symbolising prosperity, longevity etc

AppleMark
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Honestly? And this is me putting my mega critic hat on! I am not normally this harsh! I think that the movement design is nice, but the movement finishing is not the best. I like the idea of the double balance wheels, and the 3/4 plate looks nice. I need a bit more info though! The geneva stripes are not as sharp as they could be, and the edges lack the best chamfering. Further, the chamfered edges are not polished.

But it depends on the price range! Are we comparing to independents like Dufour or Voutilainen?

This was me being INCREDIBLY picky smile.gif. And honestly, I do need some better pictures to really assess it!

Yes this was exactly what I was looking for. Please be as merciless in your critique as possible. I expect the watches I design and the watches I buy to stand up to anything thrown at them.

I agree the finishing could be improved. The chamfering is done by hand according to the atelier but I think they could do better judging by what I've seen from their grande comps.

The symmetry and original layout of the chatons is very attractive in my opinion. It was conceived in 2011 by two grandmasters each with 50 plus years of watchmaking experience.

The geneva stripes were as good as any big 3 watch when I saw them in the flesh.

Price range of this is around 15k USD, so a fair bit less than the top independents.

They have another version with an enamel moonphase, that one is pretty interesting.
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