The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Tell us more please.

    So what year did this take place exactly?

    The day horological craftmanship died that is.
     
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    You mean you don't know?

    A connoisseur of the horologists art would know immediately of who I speak.
     


  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Who me?

    No, I'm just a simple newby.


    But please, do feel free to expound a bit, and share your vast knowledge and wisdom.
     
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  4. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I think he is just calling bullshit.
     
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    His name was Dr George Daniels. Died in 2010,

    He invented the coaxial escapement used by Omega.

    It was said just before his death, that he was the only living horologist able to build a watch completely by hand. That is, make every component and assemble it by his own hand.

    Here:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...-the-worldrsquos-best-horologist-2067792.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/fashion/24iht-acaw2-daniels24.html?_r=0
     
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  6. Lovelace

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    You thought wrong.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    As great as he may have been, the art existed long before he was born, and it will continue to prosper long after his passing.
     


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    Hmm - do you mean JLC as a whole is inherently better than IWC?

    Or do you mean ANY JLC watch is automatically better than ANY IWC watch? If the latter then I would disagree with this type of blanket statement. Ex: a JLC MC is not automatically better than an IWC Perpetual, just because it's a JLC, and a Patek Calatrava is not better than a JLC Duometre simple because it's a Patek..

    Sorry in advance if I'm misinterpreting your statement.

     


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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.
     


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    Love it from the back, the exhibition back that is. Amazing.
     


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    Eh, 2 newspaper articles hardly qualifies as authoritative fact re the death knell of horology. Sure, there may be no more George Daniels, but I'm sure someone will come along in a bit and fill his place.

    It's not as if in the huge gap between breguet and daniels the world of horology died or anything even approximating that.

    Ever heard of Roger Smith?
     
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  12. Lovelace

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    Yes, he was Daniels pupil.

    Have you even read the articles I posted because if you have, I suggest you reread the NY Times one again. This time more carefully.
     


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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.


    Damn, ninja edit didn't come in time.

    So, before daniels and after breguet, what state was horology in?

    Wait, no, surely not the exact same state it finds itself in now? Chicken little, is the sky falling?
     


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    You didn't read the articles I linked to did you?

    You just decided to mouth off didn't you?

    Proving to all and sundry that you haven't got a clue what you are talking about.
     


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