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    Go Against Your Own Convention(s)

    This isn't about established watch rules, but more about going against your own rules or preferences. I'm a pretty conservative watch guy and think dress / business watches should be smaller in size (relative to the wrist) and fairly simple - three hands and a date...more Max Bill Handwinder than Panerai...even my Oris Classic Date is too sportsy for what I'm going for:

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    Still, if i could ever get my hands on a Habring² Chrono ZM I think all thoughts of a Nomos Ludwig would go out the window (I'd like to lose the numbers and logo though):

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    It may not seem like much to some, but a five-hand chronograph with a suit is pretty unobtrusively edgy to me.

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    Interesting watch- never seen one of these before.
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    Habring²s are sweet but there's very little written about them online. Do post a review if u were to get one !

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    Go Against Your Own Convention(s)

    Sometimes it's good to bend the rules, especially your own rules.

    I like to stray from my norm every once in a while. It is refreshing and often opens my eyes to something I've been missing. The Habring is an excellent direction to go.

    I had a Habring chronograph. Easily one of my favorite watches I have ever owned. I wish I remembered what compelled me to sell it because it had to be a very good reason.

    Edit: Just remembered the reason. At the time I thought I had too many Valjoux based chronographs. I wanted something a bit more interesting and decided to sell it to focus on finding a Habring ZM. They show up so infrequently that I forgot I was looking.


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    Why not go the whole hog and get a 6 hand version. This is the Dopple 3.1 version.
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    The version without *any* subdial is the one I fancy

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    They are all very cool, IMHO. Only heard of them slightly until now, but really like the Chrono.

    Good post.
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    The Max Bill went against the grain for my type of timepieces, but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived & am LOVING it


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    Quote Originally Posted by watchdaddy1 View Post
    The Max Bill went against the grain for my type of timepieces, but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived & am LOVING it


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    Am I correct that there is no running seconds hand, how do you find that?
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    Am I correct that there is no running seconds hand, how do you find that?

    I have the chronoscope,so yes it has a second hand




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    Am I correct that there is no running seconds hand, how do you find that?
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