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  1. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    is this considered unique?
     
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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo May 6, 2020

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    Did they make more than one?
     
  3. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    Nice one.

    Didnt mean piece unique.

    Meant if MRs are unique enough for this sub-forum.
     
  4. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers May 6, 2020

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    If you send it to me I’ll look it over and report back to you
     
  5. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    If you are in my community, would love to.

    Otherwise, impossible in view of the community quarantine in place at the moment.

    Where you at? :)
     
  6. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers May 6, 2020

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    Pandemics can really ruin all the fun
     
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  7. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    Only silver lining for me is it gave me all the time to shop online. Including this very piece.
     
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  8. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy May 6, 2020

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    How does the movement looks like?
     
  9. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    ^ looks superb
     
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  10. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 6, 2020

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    Every minute repeater is somewhat unique as they all have their particular sound and feel. Not sure about the large size of the IWC, seconds hand at '9' and the fact that it is a modular, rather than integrated, complication. I prefer a repeater where you can see the hammers operating on the back side. Just personal preference, but all watches are personal.
     
  11. pongster

    pongster May 6, 2020

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    Good point. Just like chronographs i guess. The integrated complications would be better and more robust?
     
  12. chichi

    chichi May 7, 2020

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    how big is it? and is it in steel?
     
  13. pongster

    pongster May 7, 2020

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    Quite big. Listing says 43mm. And does feel hefty.

    It’s in white gold.

    So far, it’s only Journe whom i have read who makes MRs in steel cases. Supposedly sounds better in steel.

    Habring i understand make it in titanium cases.

    The traditional houses always make one in precious metal.
     
  14. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 7, 2020

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    Not quite true. Off the top of my head I know for sure that JLC has made Titanium minute repeaters with the Master Minute Repeater that was made maybe a decade or so ago. Also, AP has made with a complicated Royal Oak model that included a minute repeater in a Ti case - although on a much more limited scale than JLC.

    JLC video...

     
  15. pongster

    pongster May 7, 2020

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    ^ nice to know, sir. I stand corrected.

    Has any other brand used steel for repeaters or sonneries?
     
  16. chichi

    chichi May 8, 2020

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    lots
    as stated before JLC AP Bvlgari etc.

    I wonder if at this point I consider Journe a traditional house or an independent
     
  17. pongster

    pongster May 8, 2020

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    All along i’ve been under the impression that PP, AP and VC made MRs only in PMs.

    Researches a bit. Saw that PP made a piece unique in SS for onlywatch auction.

    Bulgari made MRs in Carbon. And as mentioned by Archer, AP and JLC made MRs in Ti.

    Bulgari and VC appear to be competing in which can make the thinnest MR.

    Also,JLC made MRs in SS. Same as Citizen (but all in quartz).

    What i like about MRs is the interaction between the watch and wearer to bring complication to life.

    If not for the price, would love to get a Striking Time. But let’s see if i will be lucky enough to get another MR. Would also love to get a sonnerie. Better if by Genta.

    Re independence, i would still consider FPJ independent even if Chanel has an ownership stake.
     
  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 8, 2020

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    FWIWITIOAIPLT.

    (free like to correct translator)
     
  19. chichi

    chichi May 8, 2020

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    for what its worth i think i only appreciate in platinum? Happy Hour Friday time. offline.
     
  20. pongster

    pongster May 21, 2020

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    ^ so i guess not correct. Since no like.