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  1. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 30, 2015

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    I know the brand, but never noticed this model before. Sure looks like they decided to "borrow" a few design cues from the original Polerouters.

    Here's one example:

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    and another:

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  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jul 30, 2015

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    Let's not forget that Gerald Genta designed hundreds and hundreds of watches for many different brands, by his own telling, and that most of the details of the lesser known ones are lost to history.
     
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  3. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 30, 2015

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    Interesting thread as I just picked up this 1958 Gruen model 323, which is remarkably similar to my UG CHRONOMETRE 28.

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  4. Severin

    Severin Jul 30, 2015

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    I noticed this one on Chrono24 - it's been there for a while and shows up in a search for "Polerouter". They're asking 853Canadian for it.

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  5. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Jul 30, 2015

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    These are pretty sweet, actually. I wouldn't pay more than a pittance for any of them, but it'd be a cool collection.
     
  6. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 3, 2015

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    And not to be outdone by the gold Polerouters, OWIX decided to feature 82 jewels in their "Eastmaster".

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  7. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 3, 2015

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    That's wonderful - 82 jewels! Have you opened it? I bet the jewels are loose in there and just come cascading out when you do.
     
  8. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Aug 3, 2015

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    That is gonna look amazing....
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  9. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 3, 2015

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    I like the fact that OWIX (which I'd never heard of previously) simultaneously flirted with a second trademark infringement – Olympic rings.
     
  10. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 3, 2015

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    I'm dying to see the craptastic movement that must live within, festooned in gratuitous jewels.....
     
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  11. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 3, 2015

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    Yes, we must have a movement shot... but I predict there will be 64 tiny ruby bearings hidden behind the rotor.
     
  12. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Aug 3, 2015

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    No movement picture please!!!

    Better to leave that Pandora's box unopened. :cautious:

    The reality cannot possibly match the jewel-encrusted marvel of engineering design and meticulous workmanship that exists right now in my fevered mind.
     
  13. Severin

    Severin Aug 3, 2015

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    Perhaps they felt a little too much like Icarus with the 82: here's a far more modest 21. Looks like they've also got a taste for the pie pan (see second pic). (edit: correction: upon closer inspection of fuzzy second photo, looks more like a chapter ring).
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  14. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 3, 2015

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    Here's my contribution to this thread. Knock-off though it may be, I don't hate it.

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    I don't know where they've hidden the jewels. I can only find 4 from this side. Not even the rotor.

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    Run of the mill AS 1700 - 30 jewel movement tops according to Ranfft.
     
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  15. Severin

    Severin Aug 3, 2015

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    The compressor model is also not without its charm.
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  16. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 3, 2015

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    Can't find any images of the OWIX, but for those with a fascination for absurd jewel counts, it's hard to beat the (collectible!) Orient Grand Prix 100 (yes, jewels) from the '60s:

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  17. Fer Seamaster

    Fer Seamaster Aug 4, 2015

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    100 jewels... May we consider it as a "pavé" movement?
     
  18. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 4, 2015

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    Non Monsieur, un demi-pavé.
     
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  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 4, 2015

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    Is that OWIX called an Eastmaster? Is that what it says, as in a quarter of a Globemaster?
     
  20. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 4, 2015

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    No, it was a jab at the Polerouter's northern route, but unfortunately OWIX couldn't find an airline that would fly only eastward.
     
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