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Old 27 October 2020, 04:17 PM   #1
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Affordable Independents

I thought it would be fun to get a thread going on some of the affordable independents that offer customization. IE Dornbluth, Habring, etc!

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Old 27 October 2020, 07:09 PM   #2
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Laine. He is reworking Unitas movements I think and offers customization. Never handled one but Gelidus 2 looks quite nice
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Old 27 October 2020, 09:23 PM   #3
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Good suggestion. Plenty of good stuff out there.

Here’s my Laine (mentioned above).




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Old 27 October 2020, 09:24 PM   #4
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And another (limitation on picture quality doesn’t help).




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Old 27 October 2020, 11:43 PM   #5
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Nice threat! Looking forward to see what people know of.

I don't have personal experience, but Kudoke is one that hasn't been mentioned yet.



In my experience most independants focus on the movement, but I'd also mention one focusing on self made and hand finished dials.
Sartory Billard:


Laser made components made on request, and heat colored titanium dials. As far as I know, only sartory billard and Debethune make complete dials that are heat treated, since it's so hard to make the color even.

The downside to the watches are the somewhat standard movements (STP 3/13).
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Old 27 October 2020, 11:47 PM   #6
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BTW does anyone know a brand doing what some of the aforementioned offer for dress watches but dive watches?
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Old 28 October 2020, 03:32 AM   #7
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BTW does anyone know a brand doing what some of the aforementioned offer for dress watches but dive watches?

Ming?


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Old 28 October 2020, 03:41 AM   #8
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This thread needs to be closed. Way too much temptation already!

Fantastic pieces guys. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 28 October 2020, 04:26 AM   #9
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This thread needs to be closed. Way too much temptation already!

Fantastic pieces guys. Thanks for sharing.
Just this thread?


The whole TRF judging by today's bank funds transfer to....
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Old 28 October 2020, 04:43 AM   #10
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Just this thread?


The whole TRF judging by today's bank funds transfer to....
Lol. A temporary closure of TRF would probably help the entire banking sector:)

Love threads like this, getting to see fantastic photos of uncommon watches.
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Old 28 October 2020, 09:44 AM   #11
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RPaige watches

How about these RPaige watches. He uses vintage pocket watch dials matched with vintage pocket watch movements.
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Old 28 October 2020, 11:41 AM   #12
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Saw pics first and said, wait, that's a pocket watch movement. Sweeeeeet! Thx kimodaz.
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My two contributions. Kudoke 1, and Dornbluth 99.1! Independent watchmakers are great, they can venture out and take a little more risk, which is what I like.


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