Story of my MO

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    Story of my MO

    Hi there,
    today I want to tell you the first part of the story of my MO. I hope, you will enjoy it.



    First time I intended to buy a MO was about two years ago. But then the FO LE came out and I had to get this beauty first.
    In the meantime there were other priorities and so I did not think much about the MO.
    But some weeks ago the MO came back to my mind.
    Although the movement of the MO is really nice, from the very beginning I wanted a little bit more.
    But what can you change about the movement, that fits the character of this watch?
    After some thoughts about engraving and so on, I decided to go for a "Dreiviertelplatine".
    After this decision was made, I began to think about the shape.
    My first drawings with more or less parabolic shape were all somehow not consistent.
    Then the idea came up to use just circles. The basic shape of the movement itself and its radius.
    So I made another drawing and the result was what I was looking for. A shape that is as clear as the whole watch.



    Some screwed chatons will be added and in the end, the movement will get back its Geneva stripes.



    After some research on the internet I found a little company in Pforzheim, that can do the modification of the movement.
    There were many mails between Mr. Belz and Mr. Uphoff of "Premium Watches Pforzheim" and me about the details.
    Of cause there were many mails with Jörg, because there were some things to clarify with Stowa too.
    Fortunately he will support the project as far as he can.
    At the beginning of this week I finally ordered the MO.
    Now I have to wait for delivery.
    I will keep you informed about the next steps and will post some more pictures as soon as I have some.

    Kind regards
    Thomas

    ps: As I'm not used to write in English, this text is a little bit shorter than the original German version. You can find it here: http://www.watchlounge.com/wbb3/wl/w...inal/?852a7988

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    Terrific idea, this adds real German-ness to the MO. I look forward to hearing your updates on how the project goes.

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    Re: Story of my MO

    It will be very interesting to hear more details and to see the result.
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    Re: Story of my MO

    Looking forward to seeing the finished movement housed in the MO....
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    Re: Story of my MO

    Yes, please do keep us informed.
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    Re: Story of my MO

    Sounds wonderful, keep us updated.

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    Re: Story of my MO

    Quote Originally Posted by hzmbot View Post
    At the beginning of this week I finally ordered the MO.
    Now I have to wait for delivery.

    And begins the wait. I've had my delivery time modified (delayed) 3 times.

    Viel Glueck!

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    Re: Story of my MO

    Hello,
    here comes the first update, but only a virtual one
    I added a Screw Balance and a Swan Neck to the drawing of the movement.
    So it is easier to imagine how the movement will look like.



    Kind regards
    Thomas

    @picanhapilot:
    I am sorry for the delay of your watch. But I am sure, you will be very happy with it in the end.
    Last edited by hzmbot; May 20th, 2009 at 23:32.

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    I'm sure we will all be very happy if it becomes the next LE that we can all order!!!

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    Re: Story of my MO

    Why not order a Dornblüth 99.0 ?

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