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Why I pay attention to Chamfers

  1. Linesiders Stripers, not snook. Feb 26, 2021

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    Well, @wsfarrell started a great topic on why he studies the Crown Guards (not only does it indicate real or not, but it indicates polish), this might be a good time to do Chamfers, too.

    Ohh, side note a Bevel is one angle , or an edge between two surfaces, a Chamfer requires 2 angles and is what we have (more or less) on our watches.

    Get to know them know as they will be more frequently altered as time goes forward. Not just recuts of lugs but Stainless Laser Welding and build up of lugs before re-cutting and re-profiling.

    Chamfers tend to get nicer the older you go. And my favorite Chamfers of all the watches I own:

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  2. wsfarrell Feb 26, 2021

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    Nice chamfers...
     
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  3. Fish70 Feb 26, 2021

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  4. Rado63 Feb 26, 2021

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  5. JwRosenthal Feb 26, 2021

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    These are so often polished to a lozenge. No longer in my possession- now happily with another OF member.
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  6. Benbradstock Feb 27, 2021

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    Chamfer?! I hardly know ‘er.
     
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  7. jumpingsecond Feb 27, 2021

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  8. swish77 Mar 6, 2021

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    Love me some chamfers, and nothing like the originals. One issue with some expert vintage watchmakers who do case restoration/refinishing (LAWW, Zimmerman, Rolliworks, etc... ), is that the re-done chamfers sometimes don't seem consistent with the watches' year/era. For example, an early '60s Sub and late '70s Sub would have had quite different chamfers from the factory, but often I see redone cases from those different decades looking virtually the same after refinshing.

    My 5512 (3.7 million) with what I'm confident are the original chamfers.

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  9. JwRosenthal Mar 6, 2021

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    Yeah, although my 14060 has been polished ( not heavily) the chamfers are still very much there and much smaller than that, almost like a subtle vanishing bead as opposed to real angles like that