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SolaVeritate

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  1. More money than sense.. I was thinking it was the same as "unlimited cash" I'm surprised about some of the 'conservative' choices people have made. I'm not surprised by the 'most expensive watches' but I still have hope because nobody said something like.. Or.. .. but I'm still surprised that out of £1,000,000 I can still buy some of the choices here, yes, some.. with my £300,000 change from at least 1 of my 'are you nuts'? choices. "Yes, I have more money than sense". .... "I have unlimited cash!!" \o/ "Yey! We can get a taxi home!"
  2. I would give a phone call to +44 (0) 23 8052 4000
  3. @mach 0.0013137 that Laco is a beauty.
  4. Morning Old photo of an older watch on an older man. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Have a good one
  5. Ooh.. I wasn't thinking properly about the question.. "more money than sense".. That would literally be my actual collection.
  6. Afternoon.. Well.. I woke up this morning.. I got myself a beer.. (then I popped on this E.B) becausw the futures uncertain.. and the end is always near.. (so is lunch now) HAGD peeps.
  7. That's quite interesting and falls into my reasoning of the movement being the most logical answer. I'm a little heavy handed when pointing the blame on greed (of course there are many factors) but a nice heated argument usually brings out many opinions. Personally I can live with anything up to 16mm (and over if the design benefits). I just think more attention to perfection was given in the past without necessarily driving up price. In my humble wiew with changing fashion for size and style, watch height is probably going to become much more important. I can see the demand for autos under 10mm becoming normal and manufacturing aiming for thinner watches. They should be able to meet the demand easily without huge rises in costs.. they could do it in the 50's
  8. 32mm - 50mm fair enough really but it's watch depth I was blurbing about. I think its all to do with movement production. Manufactures had moved on from pocket watches after the war and could produce thin movements to supply demand. Over the years they perfected both the thin movements and the pocket watch movement to the point where the common watches sold slowly gained width (supply influencing demand wrapped in the form of fashion) where larger sized, thick, cheaper movements could again be the 'common' used movement. The thinner movement of that time could then be produced and then sold at a premium of 'special'. Thin watches with thin movements in the 50s that were sold as 'normal' slowly morphed into thin premium watches sold as special at a premium.. while thicker watches with thicker movements that were growing out of favour began to be sold to us as 'normal'. We pay more and the movement/watch manufacturers laugh all the way to the bank and people justify manufacturing processes v cost of production by refering to "fashion". I can bet fat cats have thin watches.
  9. These days, all I see are fat 'tall' watches. There are exceptions but you have to push into the £1000+ watches to get a slim auto. Things have changed drastically over time (don't pardon the pun, I meant it). This is a typical, non-bank-breaking, auto from the 50-60's. An accurist. 32mm. Now the surprising thing is its depth.. The case itself is 5mm. 8mm if you count the slight 1-2mm domed crystal and a 2mm indent on the case back.. I refuse to open it because of its age and have no idea of its movement or the size of the rotor (which I presume sits inside the 2mm dome at the back of the case). Manufacturing could do this in the 50's without having the cost of a second hand car. Watches have got bigger by style preference but movements didn't have to get fat. Some modern auto watches claim to be slim at 14mm. Slim? Now you might think that modern movements have become more robust but what can be more robust than a still functional, non-serviced watch from the 50's? Producing slim movements doesn't have to be complex and they don't have to cost the earth (they didn't in the 50's, why are they now?) My statement was "Watches need a diet".. my sentiment is "watch manufacturers are too greedy!" Fat modern watches from greedy manufacturers.
  10. This is why, with brands such as these, I will only buy a watch from them if the design is highly different or striking enough as to be unique. This type of "manufacturing" is now, as sad as it seems, the new business model for many watches. I believe that many kickstarter companies all have the same roots too but that's only a suspicion. It's wrong though to place them all in the "trash" bin because of this business model, some are decent quality for their price and some do try to extend their design outside homage and typical generic styling. This is something the "good" manufacturers shy away from or they slap a ridiculous price on them.
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