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"This man is dangerous. He winds his watch by hand." - from IWC Ads 70's
Hans Goerter Wrote in reply to:Matteo Mazzini Wrote:......Find a watch with a bit of “horological” value in terms of R&D, innovation, uniqueness, etc. without having to apply for a bank loan...is getting almost impossible......Did you know that nearly every Porsche has a Japanese gearbox?That what you want is nearly impossible in the world today!
Matteo Mazzini Wrote:......Find a watch with a bit of “horological” value in terms of R&D, innovation, uniqueness, etc. without having to apply for a bank loan...is getting almost impossible......
Matteo Mazzini Wrote:Hello Everybodyi was going through some old writings of mine when I stumbled on this post which I still find very interesting. I read through the first reply from Michael to my original post where he mentioned Patek and its use of Lemania (3rd party) chronograph movement. I just think that Patek Lemania-based chrono are top class. The Patek 5070 is an icon. The Lemania manual wind chrono, with its column wheel, it's 18,000 v/h speed, is just a marvel. It got everything. Tradition and that kind of special allure. I wouldn't put it in the same league or any close to a Valjoux 7750. Frankly speaking, I would be really happy to have a vintage ebache in my Portuguese Chrono instead of a Valjoux 7750. But here we go again with the "money" issue... Anyway, just a thought, because i believe that the use of ebache from Patek is a bit of a different category compared to IWC. It is, I guess, a comparing apple and orange to compare IWC use of ETA movement with Patek approach to Lemania's movement, isn't it? Many on the WEB bring up this comparison. I think it is not just a matter of in-house or not-in-house. I would go forward and say that also the quality of the movement matters. A Venus rattrapante might be not in house, but a watch with that beast inside would be top-top class. So probably with the ETA/SELLITA stuff, it's just a matter of a cheap solution which is a bit of a peaty. BTW, IWC Portuguese chrono is a marvel, best looking chrono out there IMHO, and what IWC does to the Valjoux is great. Just still plenty of steps down compared to a Patek Lemania... CheersMatteo
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MikeAye, Mateys! Me thinks it's time!
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