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  1. Kari Voutilainen, Roger Smith, Vincent Calabrese, micro-brands(?)= yes! Masters of watchmaking(?)=unquestionably yes!!
  2. & the insurance company are offering you £2870 (vouchers)...wow!! Was it something special ?
  3. Me too with dobro players, particularly Jerry Douglas.
  4. @Caller. Thanks Phil, I do have the same reservations as yourself to the British exclusiveness? However, I do know first hand, the Swiss were miffed that a British manufacturer had brought a new movement to market. My understanding is that the SH21 was in development for 4 years(?).
  5. 1982 pocket watch?... let us know when you find one! Mechanical, forces issued, pocket watches had become obsolete by the end of the 1940’s. By 1980 British forces were equipped with those quartz powered wristwatches.
  6. Horology is such a vast subject that in several lifetimes you would still only scratch the surface! I endeavour to learn something (accurately) everyday. Something I now avoid.
  7. Think you need to do some more research before making blind statements. Do you know how many watchmakers (Swiss/British) actually made a ‘complete’ timepiece in 1800, 1900, 2000 ? Do you know how many watchmakers are ‘capable/skilled’ enough to make a complete timepiece in 1800, 1900, 2000 ?’ Do you know how many skills/processes are required in making a timepiece, particularly a pocket watch with multiple complications ?
  8. Not true I’m afraid! Currently & recently, we have/had the likes of Peter Neville Speake, Christopher Ward (SH21), George Daniels, Roger Pratt, Roger Smith. The majority of horological inventions were British, Robert Hooke, Richard Towneley, George Graham, John Harrison, Thomas Mudge, Thomas Tompian, John Arnold, Bahn Bonniksen, J. Player & Son, Friedlander, W. Pettit & Co, A. L. Dennison, John Harwood, etc, etc. I’m confident ‘British’ watchmakers will feature prominently in contributing towards future horological developments.
  9. Unable to comment, didn’t receive an invitation.
  10. Most definitely, IMHO. Few of my Ruskies... 1960's precision (Chronometer) Kopernik... Couple of my 3133's... Good man!
  11. Le Locle, lovely little Town steeped in horological history with much to see. Steep, winding roads & streets, close proximity of buildings, in many aspects not too dissimilar to Lyme Regis in Dorset. Including, little bit of home awaits should you ever visit...
  12. This, in your case, would be the sponsor’s mark, not the case maker.
  13. ETA 2452 calibre movement, 1960-early 70’s my best guess. Popular movement that was routinely used by many manufacturers at the time, including TUDOR. HTH
  14. Open up the dust cover(raised lip below & right of the crown) with your thumb nail. All will be revealed!
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