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Ukrainian Watchmaking Breaks Cover

  1. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 13, 2013

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    I'm impressed at the effect that the new 50mm (or however enormous it is) Zenith Montre d'Aeronef has had on the Ukrainian horological industry. Not only have they upped their prices, but they've dropped all pretense and camouflage about what their product is.

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    A new day in the Ukraine, thanks to the Montre d'Aeronef::facepalm1::
     
  2. SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 13, 2013

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    Wait...you mean that isn't a pilot's watch :eek:
     
  3. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 13, 2013

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    The Montre d'Aeronef is a pilot's watch, in the same way that the mantel clock was your grandfather's wristwatch. It sat in the cockpit dashboard.
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    modern Zenith had the idea to put a strap on it
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    And really, what could the Ukrainian watch butchers have done except take it as an affirmation?
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    ...unless as a warning that they needed to make their stuff even larger and thicker.
     
  4. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Jan 14, 2013

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    I always put the Ukrainian watch "industry" down to fall-out from Chernobyl.
     
  5. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 14, 2013

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    Yes, I see that. Like the Hulk. Explains the size.