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Marine Chronometer Company
I have to say the 'Sorceror's Apprentice' Roger Smith.
One of the worlds finest and a thoroughly nice chap.
He drinks in my local
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Laurent Ferrier is my favorite. I have not seen any in person. There are no ADs near me! Maybe one day.
Richard and Maria Habring for me......
I don't think anyone has mentioned Hajime Asaoka yet. His stuff is amazing. Check out this skeletonized chronograph in 38 mm:
If I won the lottery I'd order The Tsunami tomorrow:
HAJIME ASAOKA / OFFICIAL SITE
Jean-Marc Wiederrecht hasn't really been mentioned yet. His company Agenhor focuses on producing movements for other watch companies but his stuff is genius. His take on the Chronograph is pretty much the biggest advancement on the complication since the development of...well, the Chronograph.
My trips to Worn & Wound Wind-up events have been enlightening. It's really fun to see a lot of different watches up close and then ask the actual designers and watchmakers about why and how they chose the design, where the components are sourced and assembled, etc. These people are almost always WIS or watch enthusiasts themselves and only seem to be delighted to answer the typical WIS question. This is something that is missing from the average boutique experience from all of the big brands.
As to who I'll most likely purchase from next: AnOrdain, Autodromo, Habring2, Itay Noy, J.S. Watch Co., Lundis Bleus (I love the new "random abstract mosaic" enamel dials they've been recently working on), Pelton Watch Co., Reservoir, and Weiss Watch Co.
And a big shout out to Nomos Glashutte as I just picked up a Nomos Club Amsterdam.
Wear that which you feel is groovy, get down with your bad self, and shake your money maker if it makes sense for you to do so.
MB&F - Maximilian Büsser and Friends are my favorite watchmakers.
I do not like normal, or what we might sometimes call conventional watches.
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