Watch or heirloom?

Watch or heirloom?

Postby koimaster » February 6th 2018, 9:32pm

The movement of a watch is like “behind the scenes” crew that makes the performance go on. You’ll probably never see it first hand, but it's what makes the difference between a watch that keeps time and a multi-generation heirloom. The most basic watch can be comprised of over 100 tiny parts while some in-house movements have over 1000.

Think of a watch movement like an engine in a car. The engine takes in fuel (in the case of a movement, it absorbs energy from motion or a battery) and makes the pistons fire, starting the engine and allowing the car move to move fast. When you have a watch with built with an in-house movement, it's as if you have a car built to outperform a Tesla Model S.

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Re: Watch or heirloom?

Postby conjurer » February 6th 2018, 10:42pm

From the article:

Like many things, some watch companies have outsourced parts of this difficult task to assembly lines. A few still do it in-house, like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Rolex

Or Orient, or Seiko, or Citizen.
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Re: Watch or heirloom?

Postby bedlam » February 6th 2018, 11:23pm

conjurer wrote:From the article:

Like many things, some watch companies have outsourced parts of this difficult task to assembly lines. A few still do it in-house, like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Rolex

Or Orient, or Seiko, or Citizen.

Now Conj, the longstanding first rule of watch wankers is to pretend the Japanese don't exist.

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Re: Watch or heirloom?

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » February 7th 2018, 3:26am

bedlam wrote:
conjurer wrote:From the article:

Like many things, some watch companies have outsourced parts of this difficult task to assembly lines. A few still do it in-house, like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Rolex

Or Orient, or Seiko, or Citizen.

Now Conj, the longstanding first rule of watch wankers is to pretend the Japanese don't exist.

:bhurt:

Couldn't agree more. Then again, the author of the article is far more ignorant than just overlooking the Japanese.

"A few still do it in-house", as if they always did. Rolex? Aegler supplied them with movements until 2005, when Rolex bought Aegler. Not going to go through the list of generic movement makers who supplied movements to Rolex in the past.
Patek? Bought time-only movements from JLC, chronographs from Valjoux and Lemania.
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Re: Watch or heirloom?

Postby Falstaff » February 7th 2018, 7:32am

bedlam wrote:
conjurer wrote:From the article:

Like many things, some watch companies have outsourced parts of this difficult task to assembly lines. A few still do it in-house, like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Rolex

Or Orient, or Seiko, or Citizen.

Now Conj, the longstanding first rule of watch wankers is to pretend the Japanese don't exist.

:bhurt:



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Re: Watch or heirloom?

Postby TemerityB » February 7th 2018, 10:54am

Falstaff wrote:
bedlam wrote:
conjurer wrote:From the article:

Like many things, some watch companies have outsourced parts of this difficult task to assembly lines. A few still do it in-house, like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Rolex

Or Orient, or Seiko, or Citizen.

Now Conj, the longstanding first rule of watch wankers is to pretend the Japanese don't exist.

:bhurt:



I have heard of a land called Cipango inhabited by short bandy-legged buck-toothed men who wear coke bottle glasses while cutting one another's heads off. Sounds like a dreadful place.


To make matters worse, they wear lots of department store watches, too.
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