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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

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    De Bethune as the pieces look so futuristic yet wearable and the finishing is insane




    There are some really cool independent pieces out there for sure.

















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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

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    I think what he is referring to is he takes in large sums of money from customers spends five to ten years "qc ING", parts and still hasn't filled all orders. The common perception is he took that money to build his affordable line and travel the world. Who knows what truth their is but what is clear is it doesn't take 8 years to build a homage. Read some of his project 300 updates they are quite comical. He clearly doesn't care about his customers.

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    Looks like I will be doing a bit more research, and likely scratching that MKII Cruxible option off my list. Thank you for the response.

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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

    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.

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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manxpot View Post
    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
    Next time you see him, buy him a drink for me. PM me and I will PayPal you a tenner.
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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

    Richard and Maria Habring for me......

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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

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    There are some really cool independent pieces out there for sure.

















    Wow- like chalk n cheese the difference between the PP and Dufour.


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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

    I don't think anyone has mentioned Hajime Asaoka yet. His stuff is amazing. Check out this skeletonized chronograph in 38 mm:
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    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.
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    Re: Independent watchmakers and creators: who do you like most?

    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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