Watches - another passion of ours, it seems...post your pics!
Apr 7, 2019 at 2:46 PM Post #12,691 of 13,459
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The 3939(mikumiku)←Japanese joke if anyone get it, is a nice watch which I can’t agree more than that.
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Hidden tourbillon or something?
 
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Apr 7, 2019 at 3:14 PM Post #12,692 of 13,459

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Have to remember the open heart style of tourbillon is not the only way. Watch brands, well some more than others.. are conservative. It is not uncommon to see older tourbillons only visible if there is a display back.
 
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I really love some of the older and more exotic stuff I've seen here. I am not as fortunate to own such wonderful pieces.
Thought I'd share what I have in my rotation, nothing fancy but I like them.
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Hidden tourbillon or something?

Hahaha! Yeah, something like that...

The 3939 is a minute repeater and tourbillion. What's fortunate is that it doesn't have a garish hole in the dial screaming, "look at my innards!" (I personally hate tourbillion, or any hole, in a dial)

The works are strictly reserved for the private enjoyment of the curator... As they say.
 
Apr 11, 2019 at 3:11 AM Post #12,698 of 13,459

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Sweet! You should get some Voutilainen and F.P. Journe as well.
I never came across a Voutilainen in my whole collecting life I guess it’s super rare or just not popular in Asia at all, talking about independent watchmakers work I recently have a chance to play with the Philippe dugout simplicity but I just can’t justify that such a simple watch is asking a tourbillion price. I admire fpjourne but again fp Aoyama shop staff is quite rude which piss me off lol
 
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Even though it's not conservative approach, we adore the open heart thing subjectively speaking!
Sometime we need to be under the radar and the 3939 does the perfect job for me being a office watch.
 
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And we were thinking, perhaps we even asked about this. But is there a point in going after Chinese tourbillons? Like Sea-Gull?

Oofie. This is a tough question. I'm Chinese, so Chinese watches have a *huge* added value because I appreciate what "the honest half" in my country can do if they put their minds/effort into it. If I'm honest? An equi-priced Fauxlex will probably have a more reliable/better functioning ETA-clone movement in it. I don't think there's a truly independently developed tourbillon from a Chinese brand yet (I stand correct if I'm wrong), so I don't know. It's definitely worth looking into though.
 
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Oofie. This is a tough question. I'm Chinese, so Chinese watches have a *huge* added value because I appreciate what "the honest half" in my country can do if they put their minds/effort into it. If I'm honest? An equi-priced Fauxlex will probably have a more reliable/better functioning ETA-clone movement in it. I don't think there's a truly independently developed tourbillon from a Chinese brand yet (I stand correct if I'm wrong), so I don't know. It's definitely worth looking into though.

Thanks. I always thought that tourbillons are that forbidden fruit only for people with a lot of money to spend. But Sea-Gull keeps reappearing and gathering quite good feedback, hence the question.
 
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