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    1815 annual calendar

    Recent acquisition...

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    one thing that does not show up well in photos is the shimmering effect of the silver dial surface combined with the guilloche of the sub dials. Translation: the dial was more beautiful than I expected.

    it’s a bit of a pain to wind though, as it seems about 60% of your wind rotation is lost to engage the ratchet mechanism.
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    Re: 1815 annual calendar

    By ratchet mechanism, you mean advancing the date? How do you think it compares to the saxonia annual?

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    Congrats! For the reason you mention, I generally prefer the silver dial on the white gold models, like yours, to the rhodium dial on the platinum models.

    Not sure what you mean by losing 60% of the wind rotation. The winding mechanism should engage as soon as you start turning the crown up/clockwise. When you release the crown, it may spring back just a bit, but nothing is being lost (not sure if that's what you're experiencing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    Congrats! For the reason you mention, I generally prefer the silver dial on the white gold models, like yours, to the rhodium dial on the platinum models.

    Not sure what you mean by losing 60% of the wind rotation. The winding mechanism should engage as soon as you start turning the crown up/clockwise. When you release the crown, it may spring back just a bit, but nothing is being lost (not sure if that's what you're experiencing).
    I have just observed the movement in the 1815 AC does more winding back rotation than any of my other manually wound watches. So if you wind 180 degrees and you let go, the crown appears to back rotate more than half that angle. My Lange 1 back rotates so little I can't detect it. My Datograph Up/Down has a very slight back rotation. My Saxonia back rotates visibly but not nearly as much as the 1815 AC.

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    I wonder if it will get better after a bit more use. I've noticed similar variability.

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    The pic isn't showing up for some reason

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    Yeah, I don’t know what happened . Just tried adding them back

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    Congrats, à splendid watch !


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    I'm obviously biased, but I can't believe how little fanfare the 1815 AC gets relative the rest of the lineup. It's superb!
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    Re: 1815 annual calendar

    Quote Originally Posted by MaxwellEquations View Post
    Recent acquisition...

    Attachment 13386873

    one thing that does not show up well in photos is the shimmering effect of the silver dial surface combined with the guilloche of the sub dials. Translation: the dial was more beautiful than I expected.

    it’s a bit of a pain to wind though, as it seems about 60% of your wind rotation is lost to engage the ratchet mechanism.
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