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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:43 pm Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:43 pm Reply with quote
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One of my favorite WW brands. But Hey, Patek WW's are more expensive. The SkyMoon Tourbillion is $900,000.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:32 pm Reply with quote
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Such Bullshit. Tourbillons in wrist watches are for brag power and not much else. when you wear a watch on your wrist it goes through enough random positional changes due to your arm moving as to make the motion of the balance by the tourbillon almost superfluous. Further more the complication and delicacy of this double Tourbillon means that it will be a service nightmare.

Don't get me wrong...I love it for its precision and difficulty but I defy them to show me that it is more accurate on a wrist in real life over a two month period than the new Rolex Sub and I will eat the new Rolex Sub with whale oil gravy. It is cool but there is a point of diminishing returns and this has gone way beyond....as watches should. (The brand new Rolex Sub I just sold kept to within about 2 seconds over two months while I wore it....just so ya know.)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:07 pm Reply with quote
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John - You missed the whole point!

We all know tourbillions are superfluous. And yes When Rolexes are new they can be that accurate, but after the first few years, or when you bang the case on a Rolex and knock the hairspring off center, they lose that accuracy for which they are so famous.

G-F's are hand finished and hand built. Maybe the plates and major parts are machined. but the rest is built by a watchmaker over a period of months.

A Rolex is completed every few seconds. Rolex built close to one MILLION watches in 2013. Everybody and their brother has one. I don't know ANYbody who owns a G-F.

IF accuracy was the point then go buy a Casio. My Dad's Casio hasn't lost a second in 16 years!

Also remember part of the reason for the high price is the exchange rate for a Swiss Franc is RIDICULOUS!

Before the market crashed, One could get a G-F for $300,000. Then the value of the Swiss Franc went crazy before the Swiss pegged it to the Euro.

Personally If I going to spend Stupid money on a watch it will be the Patek Caliber 89. That one goes for a cool 4 million!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:40 pm Reply with quote
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Neilywatch wrote:
John - You missed the whole point!


No Neil...I didn't miss the point. I agree with you and share your taste. I am no huge Rolex fan...except I have made a bunch of money buying and selling them.

I just said that what the guy in the video was spewing was bullshit as regards building a double tourbillon for the sake of accuracy. I admire the double tourbillon. I had a friend who made two of them. They are works of art. I can love the watch for its art and still think what the dude who was spewing on the marketing video is a nutter.

We are on the same page my friend.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:48 pm Reply with quote
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The Dude spewing the BS was Stephen Forsey, one of the founders and half of Gruebel - Forsey.

Of course he's gonna hype his own brand - who wouldn't!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:10 pm Reply with quote
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Neilywatch wrote:
The Dude spewing the BS was Stephen Forsey, one of the founders and half of Gruebel - Forsey.

Of course he's gonna hype his own brand - who wouldn't!


True that.

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