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Wicked cool. Water resistance? I will buy at 30m, buy at 50m, love at 200m. Standard Swatches are laser sealed and are not serviceable. Conflicting statements from Swatch service center indicate that auto chronos might be serviceable in Suisse. Owner pays round trip. While Nick Hayek Sr., in his restriction of ETA may have been trying to crush the small guys, he did say that the proliferation of ETA parts inhibits innovation. 51 may be his baby. To get a closer look at that escapement here in Boston, one will need a boarding pass to access the Swatch store in Logan airport.
3 weeks ago on Baselworld 2013: Swatch Sistem51- Only 100 Swiss Francs for a Mechanical Watch!
@Ulysses31 With all this talk about springs, moments of inertia, torque, etc. those seeking refreshment may like the video lectures 8, 10, 13, 19, 20 et al. found at ocw.mit.edu/physics/8-01. Professor Walter Lewin draws great lines! A brilliant man.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on In Turbulence: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon
Please pardon my spelling of honorary above. When Ulysses31, RyanB and MarkCarson write, I read. I second their emotions.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Guide To Buying Your First Rolex Part 2: What To Buy
When I was a kid 50 years ago I listened to WWV (USA) and CHU (Canada) and got into accurate time keeping. I researched horological history and technology. I learned about escapements,springs, positions, temperature, railroads and much more.I learned about chronometers and that Rolex makes them. Note that the Air King is not COSC rated. I like the 36 mm Explorer.I recommend that any buyer to go to a major library and study. You will learn more about mechanical watches, what Richard Dawkins termed "honoray living things",than the vast majority of Rolex owners and most dealers. Check the Time Zone course. And remember the first rule for union construction apprentices :SHOW UP ON TIME!
Rather than telling us about your masturbatory fantasy you could have explained how accurate this watch is.
5 months ago on FP Journe Chronometre Optimum Watch: Timekeeping At Its Most Optimal