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37 minutes ago, Davey P said:

Or, more likely, he's paid to wear it :yes:

Correct. That's what "Ambassador" usually involves.

 

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retimerment  watches are an "off shoot"  of  watch collecting.    inscribed on the back something like; " for 30 years honerable service".  how many do you have?  vin

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About 3 years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing a good selection of Peter Speake-Marin's watches in the flesh and they were mightily impressive. I posted some pics here which were met with...........complete indifference - lol! There were a couple of models in particular that caught the eye and as I doubt at the level I was looking, that they would retain their value, I must check out pre owned prices. 

But since then, he left the company he founded with his wife, but which continues to use his name and is involved in various other projects, one of which I subscribe to. As a master watchmaker, I wonder if he still makes their tourbillons or whether he has made a complete break? I certainly don't care much for the latest models since his departure.

As for the Bond thing, he's been representing them for a few years now.  

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I have been looking over some of the material about Speake-Marin and I just wonder if and when the firm genuinely started to genuinely create their own movements from the ground up, so to speak, rather than build on an already established caliber from elsewhere.

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7 minutes ago, Always"watching" said:

I have been looking over some of the material about Speake-Marin and I just wonder if and when the firm genuinely started to genuinely create their own movements from the ground up, so to speak, rather than build on an already established caliber from elsewhere.

I think that is what they largely did. In fairness, that's pretty much the norm now. I think he was too busy making specialist watches and tourbillons for others. He seems quite the nomad. I think it really strange the company carried on with his name after he left. 

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