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  1. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Mar 11, 2016

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    Partially true. It was a different situation when the American industry asked for the tariffs. Swiss labour was cheaper and the Swiss were shipping knock offs of American designs to the States. Watches were given names much like the better US makes to fool the customer. One of the laws the government brought in was the requirement for a "where made" marking on the watch's movement. The "swiss" mark was often buried in the engraving on the balance cock to get around this. I still watch for oversize blue jewels when looking at late 1800s pocket watches, a sign of a Swiss made knock off.

    Kind of sounds like what the Swiss are dealing with now with Chinese watches, except they are straight up copies or forgeries.
     
  2. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Mar 11, 2016

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    Reverso-ing for an early start... It's Friday, after all!

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  3. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Mar 11, 2016

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    Got an amazing deal on a Snoopy ::psy::!...
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    Had to compromise a bit, though, since it didn't come with the Co-axial movement...

    ... instead, it has the illustrious C.M.SHULZ 'tennis ball' movement, a hand-wind beauty...;)

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  4. Canuck

    Canuck Mar 11, 2016

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    American watch making companies and machinery helped the Swiss produce better watches. The Swiss taught themselves how to produce watches cheaper than the American companies could bring themselves to produce them! Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Swiss watch of 100 years ago! I am so happy that the American companies never took a page from the Swiss companies, and diluted the product! Tariffs aside, at one time, American watches really were better, to my way of thinking!
     
  5. watchdaddy1

    watchdaddy1 Mar 11, 2016

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    Sinn'n on a Friday

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  6. laughing_cavlier

    laughing_cavlier Mar 11, 2016

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    Today my 1954 JLC Futurematic after an extended and rather expensive stay with the watchmaker, after it lunched itself because I forgot to take it off before going on a 30 mile bike ride ::facepalm2:::whipped:. All better now :) .
     
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  7. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Mar 11, 2016

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    Have good weekend every one image.jpg
     
  8. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 11, 2016

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    I've been wearing a lot of blue shirts lately for some reason.
     
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  9. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Mar 11, 2016

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    My newest
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  10. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Mar 11, 2016

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    Only suitable that 'his lordship' wears a crown.
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    Not that lords do that. Not a lord either... My carefully constructed setting is falling apart :( But the tea "Ceylon Pekoe Uva Highlands Highgrown" is worthy of a lord
     
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  11. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Mar 11, 2016

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    Nice. Love the asymmetry of that model. It's an "exciting" watch.
     
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  12. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Mar 11, 2016

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    Agree, the asymmetry is one of the great things about cal. 1040.
     
  13. destroid

    destroid Mar 11, 2016

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    70s Chunky, Funky Friday
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  14. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Mar 11, 2016

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    Top Time!
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  15. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Mar 11, 2016

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    The early bird gets the Speedy Moonwatch

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  16. Omega1

    Omega1 Mar 11, 2016

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  17. Garv

    Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Mar 11, 2016

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    Good morning. In the background is a 1952 Chelsea ship's clock from Tanker 223680. The J L Latimer.
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  18. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Mar 11, 2016

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    Seeing a trend here, I thought I'd 'join the crowd':):

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  19. wx_073

    wx_073 Mar 11, 2016

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    The blue colour is outstanding on a sunny day :)
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  20. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Mar 11, 2016

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    One of the three...[​IMG]
     
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