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    Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Just went down a 2 hour rabbit hole on YouTube about minute repeaters...don’t see a whole lot of posts about them here on the forums. Is that cause they’re pricey? Impractical?

    It got me wondering, what are the most affordable minute repeaters out there? I don’t mind spending money on quality, cool complications, etc, but have to draw the line somewhere....6 figures for a dress watch I won’t wear too often seems pretty silly.

    Anyways, any minute repeaters/chime watch options that won’t break the bank?


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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Citizen minute repeater.....of course it's quartz and cheapest.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...eater&_sacat=0

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    I should have clarified, would want a manual/automatic


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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Maybe something from Kelek?

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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Thing is, they're insanely complex, and in the top tier of complications. The writeup of the Octo Finissimo minute repeater says, IIRC, 362 parts...and that's a 3 hander with the MR only. So we're talking, what, 200 parts for the repeater?

    I think it's also a matter of, if you don't already know a lot about them, then you have no business asking about them. :)
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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Prices on minute repeater pocket watches are more reasonable, I will see some later today at a watch market and ask about some prices.
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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Barge View Post
    Prices on minute repeater pocket watches are more reasonable, I will see some later today at a watch market and ask about some prices.
    Great thanks, that’s a fun idea


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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Mechanical minute repeaters pretty much all fall in that frightening 3 word category: "Price on request".
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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    BTW, this article describes how Patek builds them:

    https://www.patek.com/en/company/sav...nute-repeaters
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    Re: Cheapest Minute Repeaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Stabulldogs View Post
    It got me wondering, what are the most affordable minute repeaters out there? I don’t mind spending money on quality, cool complications, etc, but have to draw the line somewhere....6 figures for a dress watch I won’t wear too often seems pretty silly.

    Anyways, any minute repeaters/chime watch options that won’t break the bank?
    How about 4 figures for a dress watch you won't wear too often?

    The Nivrel Répétition Classique has an Eta 2892 with a 5-minute repeater module and costs 8500€.


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    Vintage pocket watches with quarter repeaters start at 2k€ or so. A true minute repeater wrist watch like e.g. the IWC Portuguese will set you back 40-50k€.

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