Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

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Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby koimaster » September 30th 2015, 8:49am

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please insert a waiver, disclaimer, or any other legal wording here, but do also please keep in mind that this is my article and these are my views.

Oh, and if you were just looking for the short answer to the question I pose in the title – “is independent creative horology dead?” – then my answer is yes. But please do bear with me for a few more lines to understand what led me to pose this question and my answer.

In the early 1990s, I was facing the same dilemma as today: should I buy modern or vintage? The problem was that the modern watches actually all looked vintage, right down to the sizes. There was something lacking, and watch shopping at times almost felt like perusing the yogurt section in a Soviet supermarket.





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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby TemerityB » September 30th 2015, 11:48am

To answer the thread title: Yes. Unless 1,000 "micobrands" with the same Miyotas over and over again floats your boat.
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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby foghorn » September 30th 2015, 12:01pm

Based on the examples shown , I certainly hope it is a dead as dead can be.
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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby conjurer » September 30th 2015, 12:48pm

foghorn wrote:Based on the examples shown , I certainly hope it is a dead as dead can be.


Ditto:

The Opus 3 was not a watch, it was art, it was a Rothko brushstroke.

It was brutally powerful. It was magic!

The watch world would never be the same.


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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby 3Flushes » September 30th 2015, 2:33pm

I have a friend with the Corum single bridge- it's a really spectacular watch and the only standout in this group.
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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby Racer-X » July 7th 2018, 1:31pm

Republished by Quill & Pad. This Alain Silberstein is some crazy 80's looking stuff.

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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » July 7th 2018, 2:04pm

Racer-X wrote:Image

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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby Racer-X » July 7th 2018, 2:25pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Racer-X wrote: image

Bring a bucket, I may vomit.


Alain Silberstein already did!
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Re: Is Independent Creative Horology Dead?

Postby biglove » July 7th 2018, 8:49pm

That's a lot of really expensive and quite unappealing watches.
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