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    Companies that modify the movements they buy

    I get very frustrated when I see designs which are fighting against specifications dictated by the generic movement being used. For example, six o'clock date windows hovering above the bottom of the dial, chrono subdials squashed in the middle of the dial.

    And so I have great respect for companies that adapt the movements they buy in so that they don't have to compromise their designs.

    Let's list every last one of them....

    My example will have to wait for tomorrow when I'm back home and can look it up properly.
    Last edited by Der Amf; Dec 17, 2014 at 11:56 PM.

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    Can't think of many...here it is done properly

    NOMOS-Lux-Weissgold-glass-back-03-680x454.jpg

    And here...well - a solid caseback would be better

    m125332lbback.jpg

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    Yeah - Nothing worse than those "watchmaking" companies shoehorning a small diameter movement into a large case and calling it a day. Lazy watchmaking :P


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    Guess this would have to be in there somewhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    Yeah - Nothing worse than those "watchmaking" companies shoehorning a small diameter movement into a large case and calling it a day. Lazy watchmaking :P

    Doesn't the curve of the dial on those models preclude a movement that goes to the edge? So they have diddy movements and a solid caseback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Can't think of many...here it is done properly



    And here...well - a solid caseback would be better

    m125332lbback.jpg

    That is dreadful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    That is dreadful.

    I'm a big fan of Zeno's normally but you should see the back of the date zeno I posted:

    zenoback.jpg

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    Most men's wristwatch movements are around 26mm. Unless you are casing up a chronograph movement or a pocket watch as a wristwatch you'll never need a giant case. Even chronograph movements are only 30 mm or so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I'm a big fan of Zeno's normally but you should see the back of the date zeno I posted:

    zenoback.jpg
    I see your Zeno and raise you a U-boat.


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