Foo, I understand and mentioned that the Port Chrono does not follow in the tradition of the original Portuguese watches. Yes, perhaps my interpretation of inferior is "soft." If compared to the a more upscale and true to original Portuguese themed watch, yes it can be considered inferior. However, when compared to watches in its price catagory, I am not sure I would call it inferior. The Port chrono is an entry level watch and as such compromises were made, but that is common place among any entry level item be it a watch, a car, or a television. If you do not like my chronograph example, then consider JLC Cal 920. Never used by JLC, but used in the original AP RO Jumbo, the original PP Jumbo Nautilus, and VC's 222. Its often considered one of the finest automatic movements. Today, since AP owns the rights (I know they owned 40% of JLC until a few years back) they consider it an inhouse movement when used in their watches,...but its a JLC development. AP's cal 3120 is lovely and more practical with a quickset date, but I prefer the ulta thin 2120 for historic reason, thinness (which was considered an art form until everyone went ga-ga over giant watches), and for its beauty. I'm not against inhouse made movements, and I do understand the value many people place on them. I just think there are also some great watches that have outsourced movements.