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  1. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jul 4, 2018

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    Not sure whether this brand has appeared on anyone's radar to date, so I thought I'd give it a mention. The styling cues are obvious, but outside the norm for wristwatches, and the execution/complications (provided it all works as planned) is somewhat quirky, but would seem to actually result in a clear time indication ;)

    https://www.reservoir-watch.com/en/

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  2. tikkathree

    tikkathree Jul 4, 2018

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    I wonder if, like the speedo dial of a 1960s Mini from which I draw homagery (can that even be right?), the single hand bobs and waves and points in a general but inexact direction other than when at rest?
     
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  3. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Jul 4, 2018

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    I like it.
     
  4. sevenhelmet

    sevenhelmet Jul 4, 2018

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    I like it, but I'm not sure I completely understand it. Does it do a rapid reset of the minute hand once an hour, like a typewriter going to the next line? That's an interesting complication, to be sure.
     
  5. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 4, 2018

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    I want to hate it... I hate almost all attempts to do things like this.

    Daddy like..
     
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  6. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jul 4, 2018

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    To quote from their site "retrograde minute and jumping hour". The hour indicator flips over to the next hour and the minute hand flicks back to 00 on the hour. From the reviews, it's instantaneous.
     
  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 4, 2018

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    So it's 6:46 ?
     
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  8. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 4, 2018

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    1:26 p.m. here. :cautious:
     
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  9. sevenhelmet

    sevenhelmet Jul 4, 2018

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    £3500 seems a bit steep for something this unproven, but I like the concept. I'm sure people will buy it.
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 4, 2018

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    It's not unproven by a long shot. Retrogrades and jump hours have been around for centuries.
     
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  11. Dan S

    Dan S Jul 4, 2018

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    I like it too. Although the "BEAMS" and "ENGINE" lights are a little goofy.
     
  12. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jul 4, 2018

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    There's a variety of dial styles on their website based on this setup. I just chose the one in my OP because it amused me :)
     
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  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 4, 2018

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    Yup I looked through them. Some are... well if you can’t say anything nice... others are quite nice.
     
  14. pongster

    pongster Jan 10, 2019

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    What are they for?
     
  15. Canuck

    Canuck Jan 10, 2019

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  16. noelekal

    noelekal Jan 10, 2019

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  17. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Feb 19, 2019

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    I discovered this brand the other day in watch store, I wouldn't call them ugly even if it's not my cup of tea. The question is, what is inside? ETA with an additional mechanism?
     
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  18. airansun

    airansun Feb 19, 2019

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    Did you look at the company’s website, the link of which is in the first post?

    I did. Your answer was not hard to find.

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    I’m intrigued by the concept, as I have been by all ‘jump’ movements. But I think all their dials miss.

    This is my pick of the litter:
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    P.S. @Kwijibo : sorry for getting curmudgeonly on you. But somebody’s got to take the Squirrel’s place every now and then. ;)
     
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  19. Folgono

    Folgono Feb 19, 2019

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    I had met the guys from Reservoir and tried a few one at Baselworld 2018. The watches are pretty interesting and well realized but a bit thick. They are cool but there are countless watches on my list for such price so I can't imagine buying one.
     
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  20. tikkathree

    tikkathree Feb 20, 2019

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    The whole "let's make it look like a dial from an aircraft/car instrument panel" thing passes me by. I just dont think that mach meters or miles per hour translates to seven minutes past nine...