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    RGM vs the World

    It may seem like a silly question, but how do RGM in house watch calibers compare in quality to other manufacturers and calibers? How do they compare to those in China, Japan, the Swiss, ect? Are they reliable, accurate, or at good calibers? Thanks everyone😊

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    Waiting for some responses! I know people love how their higher-end watches are totally made in house, and the movements are decorated incredibly well by hand. I'm interested to hear how they stack up against other companies in house movement! Thanks for starting the thread.

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    Re: RGM vs the World

    No opinion either way for me.

    Some I like, some I don't, but I found this an interesting write up to help fuel the discussion.

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/hands-o...-made-watches/
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    Re: RGM vs the World

    Plus one no opinion!

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    Re: RGM vs the World

    I have two RGM watches with Swiss base movements, both modified/decorated to varying degrees, and they're both fantastically well made.
    I can't afford to try to buy an in-house yet. I have to sell 5-6 more watches and possibly a kidney, and then I'm looking to get a COE 801. But that's a handwind movement with 18.0k vph, and I've always kind of thought of RGM as emphasizing movement decoration over accuracy. But my EOT Model 22 (which was a forum watch built by RGM), the modified ETA/Peseux 7001 movement is chronometer grade and keeps amazing time.
    I think given his international profile, folks must be pretty satisfied with his work, and I would assume he's on par with other "auteur" watchmakers.
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    Re: RGM vs the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    No opinion either way for me.

    Some I like, some I don't, but I found this an interesting write up to help fuel the discussion.

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/hands-o...-made-watches/
    Thanks for linking to the article -- great pictures, very informative.

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    Re: RGM vs the World

    RGM uses industry-standard components in the actual balance wheel assembly (Nivarox grade 1 springs + Incabloc bearings and shock protectors) so they should be comparable to any of the well-known ETA and Sellita calibres in their 'top' grades.

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