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    Manual-wind Watches

    It seems like quality manual wind watches are becoming rarer every day, with one of my favorites, the Zenith Elite HW, being recently discontinued. In terms of what is still being produced, I have a penchant for the Omega Speedmaster Professional, and the Russian Poljot derivatives. However, I know there must be many more nice manuals out there, and I was wondering if the community could point me in their direction.

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    Stowa Marine Original is a beauty.
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    I may disagree. For current manufacturers producing/using non-ETA movements, designing and producing manual movements is technially feasible but not commercially sensible or viable.
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    A. Lange & Söhne, Blancpain, Patek P., Glashütte Original, Nomos, Eberhard (Traversetolo & Traversetolo Vitre) a lot of Flieger watches with Unitas 6497/6498 are hw, the Peseux 7001 powers a lot of watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wien View Post
    I may disagree. For current manufacturers producing/using non-ETA movements, designing and producing manual movements is technially feasible but not commercially sensible or viable.
    Don't know exactly what your disagreeing with, but I concur with what you're saying. It's ashame, too, because I do not like automatics at all; neither in principle nor practice.

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    Couldn't find any (new) manuals by Blancpain, although their web site is a bit on the labrynthine side of things. Lange & Sönne makes some nice stuff. Glashütte Original's design methodology is a turnoff for me, although they seem to use some very high quality movements. Couldn't find any official web sites for Eberhard or Nomos.

    Manual-wind watches are certainly a nitche market, and although their presense is diminishing, I think it will be quite a long time before they leave the market all together.

    EDIT: Stowas are pretty nice, as well.
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    Couldn't find any official web sites for Eberhard or Nomos.
    Not that difficult to find the web sites Here we go:

    http://www.eberhard-co-watches.ch


    http://www.glashuette.com

    Regarding Blancpain: Look for the 1106 power reserve or the Leman 1180 to name two.

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    I love my Unitas hand wound watches. These are on the low end in price, probably not what you are looking for, but I think they are pretty sweet.The price range is about $280 to a little over $500.


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    Check out Piaget, Cartier, Vacheron, B&M, Patek, Roger Dubuis, De Bethune, Freddie Constant, Chopard, and Edox. That's just a few.

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    try swiss army. I have a hand winder model.


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