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    Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    Any insight to Dubey & Schaldenbrand? I have read that they are one of the first major Swiss watch companies to be run by a woman. Some models use old movements from when watchmakers Dubey & Schaldenbrand were in business. Quality? If you were going to spend $3k on a watch, would Dubey & Schaldenbrand be on your list?
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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    As much as I tryed to like them, I couldn't. They kinda remind me of
    a lower end Franck Muller. All the effort seems to be put in the dial and
    QC, roll the dice. I sent a lot of them back. If you want an overpriced
    watch, you can do better.

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    I have had the D&S Spiral One for almost two years. No problems whatsoever (Valjoux 7750). The hand engraved movement looks great too. After my purchase I sent an email with questions to the HQ and they actually called me at home to personally answer any and all questions I had. Now thats personal service.

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    Agree on thier customer service and answering questions.

    Have been thinking seriously about the Aquadyn. Great looking watch. Their quality seems to be really first rate. Thei dials, cases, and bracelets seem to be functional peices of art. I like the Aquadyn as has good water resitance, nice variety of dials and bracelets, big date feature and AR coated crystal. Like how it has a modern look, yet at the same time a real vintage look.

    I would prefer a Dubey over a Frank Mueller any day!!
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    If I were after that look, I'd go after a Swhwarz-Etienne Villeroy. The
    big problem would be the effort getting one.
    It would be worth checking out.
    Quote Originally Posted by leopardprey View Post
    Agree on thier customer service and answering questions.

    Have been thinking seriously about the Aquadyn. Great looking watch. Their quality seems to be really first rate. Thei dials, cases, and bracelets seem to be functional peices of art. I like the Aquadyn as has good water resitance, nice variety of dials and bracelets, big date feature and AR coated crystal. Like how it has a modern look, yet at the same time a real vintage look.

    I would prefer a Dubey over a Frank Mueller any day!!

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    Ah the thread lives. I have passed on the D&S phase and onto something else.
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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    We all go through these phases.
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    Ah the thread lives. I have passed on the D&S phase and onto something else.

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    i'm reviving this thread. I'm really attracted to the looks of this watch. But wonder if its worth shelling out the thousands. Is it a watch that will hold its value or even possibly appreciate? Or is this a watch that is doomed to be worthless in the future? These watches doesn't seem to move in the 'for sale' forum as if no one cares for them.

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    I'll never get it, buying a watch for long term value. As for Dubies in
    general, no.
    Quote Originally Posted by doughboyr6 View Post
    i'm reviving this thread. I'm really attracted to the looks of this watch. But wonder if its worth shelling out the thousands. Is it a watch that will hold its value or even possibly appreciate? Or is this a watch that is doomed to be worthless in the future? These watches doesn't seem to move in the 'for sale' forum as if no one cares for them.

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    Re: Thoughts on Dubey & Schaldenbrand?

    They do good work! (And I like that the rotor has my initials on it! )
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    The best watch is the one that makes you happiest... and tells the time.

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