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@David Bredan @Zeitblom  OK, thanks for the clarification. We'd all be grateful if ABTW could report from the competitions when they *are* held. Without such results, technical innovations are meaningless to me, and, one hopes, to people interested in buying these things.

3 hours, 43 minutes ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On

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@timekeeper703  I meant that they should price the non-tourbillon one at one third of what they are asking. But maybe I am missing something --- is the non-tourbillon one also in platinum? If so, that would still not justify 28K, but it would just be the usual ridiculous premium for platinum.

3 hours, 53 minutes ago on Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Watch Hands-On: Thinnest In The World

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The one without the tourbillon is far more attractive. .

If they had any sense they would price that one reasonably [ie at about a third] and cash in big time

18 hours, 31 minutes ago on Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Watch Hands-On: Thinnest In The World

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"Highly complicated and pioneering products like the Constant Escapement represent more of a marketing vehicle than a product that has to perform well right from the moment it debuted."

ie it probably keeps worse time than an ETA 2824-2.

1 day, 3 hours ago on Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement L.M. Watch In Pink Gold Hands-On

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My wife periodically [!] argues that the only difference between my beloved mechanical timepieces and quartz watches

is that in one case a piece of metal does the moving, while in the other it is quartz. She demands to have explained to her the moral superiority of metals [or indeed metalloids] to quartz. I could argue that at least my watches do not rely on electrical currents, but I fear that she might point out that they would not work if I did not move my arm, something that happens as a result of an electrical apparatus called my nervous system. Women.

1 week ago on Ulysse Nardin Announces New Proprietary Silicon Anchor Escapement

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Ideal wedding gift for Elton John.

1 week, 1 day ago on Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon White Ceramic Hands-On

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It's nice, but why get this when you can get a real Zenith for similar money?

1 week, 2 days ago on TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 36 Racing Watch Review

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"Charles Darwin's ocean voyages to the Galapagos Islands and that bronze was a ship building material. The Galapagos Islands relate to a conservancy that IWC supports, and now you can see how the pieces come together"


Albert Einstein studied the Universe. IWC is in this Universe [I guess...]. Thus we have a link, and I look forward to the IWC Albert Einstein range.


Actually, that is quite a bit closer than Darwin -> Galapagos -> ship -> bronze... I guess IWC has more practice in finding non-existent links  than I do. OK, let's try again.... Bozo the Clown -> remote past -> time -> watches. The Bozo the Clown Collection? Damn, still too close......come on guys, help me out here:  Mr Ed the talking horse ->...........

1 week, 6 days ago on IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Charles Darwin Watch In Bronze Hands-On

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Well, it has one thing going for it --- it doesn't look like a Rolex. Of course you can get far better watches for less money, but if you *must* have a Rolex, this is the one.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Rolex Cellini Time: Return Of The Crown’s Dress Watch

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Ah yes, the 45th anniversary, also known as the golden-less-ten-percent anniversary... Well, 45 is an important number because it is ummm... 5 times 9.....

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Moonwatch Anniversary Watch Hands-On

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Very convenient for slitting your own wrists after buying *anything* from this clown.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Artya Makes Another Airport-Unfriendly Item: Watch Buckle With Hidden Knife

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@marbstiu @Zeitblom  Exactly! Thanks, I just knew I had seen it somewhere before. 

The sad thing is that the idea of putting this excellent movement in a watch is not intrinsically stupid.

Putting it in something that looks like it should have a buffalo skull engraved on it, on the other hand,

is.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu Watch: Engraved White Gold + Sapphire Crystal Case

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Oh no, don't tell me Zenith is going down the drain again! After producing some beautiful watches with sensational quality/price ratios recently, they have to start making this sort of hideous junk again. Sad.

Grand Feu.... or Grand Fou?

http://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-meaning-of/french-word-grand_fou.html

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Zenith Pilot Type 20 Grand Feu Watch: Engraved White Gold + Sapphire Crystal Case

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@MarkCarson @Ulysses31  Why do you think the Swiss have 5-franc coins?

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Swatch Scuba Libre Chlorofish Watch Review

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One of these days Rolex will display something that looks like a Ressence. And then go broke paying all the people who will sue for causing their heart attacks.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Rolex Watches At Baselworld 2014 Teaser Video

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@David Bredan @Hacker4748  Yes, it does help.... it helps me to want this watch a lot less. And a guilloche' dial would look utterly out of place on a watch like this.

3 weeks, 2 days ago on Ressence Type 1 Watch In New Colors

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There are people out there buying glorified Rolexes like Patek, when they could have this for less cash. Groan!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Ressence Type 1 Watch In New Colors

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Looks amazingly good.. Simple cylinder can't be beat.


But will it really work with *any* android device?


And will watch aficionados have to wear it on their right wrist?

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Motorola Moto 360 Watch Debuts Google ‘Android Wear’ OS: The Smartwatch For Everyone Is Here

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" It really hurts when you realize you have been conned or overpaid at best." Luckily that never happens to people who buy *new* Rolexes.

Guffaw!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Watch Lover Celebrity John Mayer Sues Bob Maron For $656,000 After Buying Several ‘Counterfeit’ ROLEX Timepieces

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@Ulysses31 @Zeitblom No need to apologise, it was educational to imagine the precise form that a campaign to promote male impotence might take...... and all highly appropriate in the Hublot context.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono Is Official Watch Of 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup

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@Ulysses31  He used to promote male impotence! What, as a birth control measure? But looking at this thing does promote male impotence, agreed.

1 month ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono Is Official Watch Of 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup

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This is perfect for visiting Brazil! After all, you wouldn't want to take a watch that you would miss when it gets stolen.

1 month ago on Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Chrono Is Official Watch Of 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup

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@MarkCarson @Zeitblom So maybe there is a market out there for a microbrand whose owner only charges for the gold what it cost him, plus incidentals. Someone in Hawaii.

1 month ago on Bell & Ross WW1 Regulateur Pink Gold Watch Hands-On

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How do you arrive at $4500 for the gold? Less than that I think, but I'm just guessing. Btw is there any company out there that *doesnt* charge a ludicrous premium for gold?

1 month ago on Bell & Ross WW1 Regulateur Pink Gold Watch Hands-On

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