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Nearly identical mechanism in two different ⌚ from two different brands: CHOOSE

The Seiko Prospex Speedtimer (SBEC009; SRQ037j1) shares nearly the same vertical clutch column wheel chronograph mechanism featured in the Pitzmann 3 chronograph: Seiko 8R48/46, where the first and se...
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Has anybody visited or have plans to visit any of the ⌚ museums listed below? Are the sites worth the day trip? Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, and experiences. I have also included some links to some other sites and resources below.

Above photo is Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La-Chaux-De-Fonds. 5 Must-Visit Museums for Watch Lovers https://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-blog/resources/5-must-visit-watch-museums.html Musée...
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⌚ for engagement?

Supplant or accompany the ring.
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commented on Nearly identical mechanism in two different ⌚ from two different brands: CHOOSE ·

I have pondered over the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer itself for many months now and even tried the SBEC009 at an authorized dealer in September of 2023.

The grey dial was remarkable and a complete surprise, and I was considering getting it seriously apart from rather noticable thickness.

A thick ⌚ itself does not always wear like a burden except when in stainless steel.

Anyhow, I really liked and continue to like the movement so much so that I ordered the Pitzmann 3 chronograph as soon as I learned of it.

I had wanted, and may still want, the First Pitzmann with its enamel dial and thermally blued hands, but the 8R48 (NE88) movement, ceramic bezel, and 13.2 mm thickness, among other attributes won me over in a second unlike the Oreo cookie thickness chronograph from Seiko.

Seiko fans, Seiko is and will always be one of my favorite brands to both admire and own, but thickness is a deal breaker for me.

Only thick ⌚ that I will consider is if they wear well (usually, but not always, in titanium, ceratanium, etc.) with two or more complications.

commented on Nearly identical mechanism in two different ⌚ from two different brands: CHOOSE ·

Both of these ⌚ are nice. . .but. . .the Seiko is overpriced for what it is, particularly at that ridiculous thickness. The only element the Seiko has that I prefer is the exhibition caseback. The pushers might be slightly nicer too, yet Seiko fans cannot balk at an equally nice ⌚ with the same mechanism for a lower price!!! This is not an NH35 mechanism in question either.

commented on Has anybody visited or have plans to visit any of the ⌚ museums listed below? Are the sites worth the day trip? Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, and experiences. I have also included some links to some other sites and resources below. ·

Folks here say that it is worth the trip.

commented on Has anybody visited or have plans to visit any of the ⌚ museums listed below? Are the sites worth the day trip? Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, and experiences. I have also included some links to some other sites and resources below. ·

You are right in that Glashütte is a bit of a detour.

There is a link on the Nomos website detailing a visit to Glashütte be train from either Berlin or Dresden.

There is the German Watchmaking Museum in Glashütte, which I heard is beautiful.

Nomos has a boutique at the factory.

Mühle Glashütte might offer a tour with a reservation.

commented on Has anybody visited or have plans to visit any of the ⌚ museums listed below? Are the sites worth the day trip? Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, and experiences. I have also included some links to some other sites and resources below. ·

Understand, but I hear that you have some great brand boutiquea in Sydney and Melbourne.

I am aware that 🇦🇺 is its own continent and a rather large one at that, but a visit to either city might warrant popping into some of these boutiques.

commented on Has anybody visited or have plans to visit any of the ⌚ museums listed below? Are the sites worth the day trip? Please feel free to leave comments, thoughts, and experiences. I have also included some links to some other sites and resources below. ·

I am most curious about this museum at present because Lancaster is probably a two hour drive from where I live.

Thanks for the insight.

commented on The regulator complication. ·

Yes. Novelty as is unique.

Childish meaning an unnecessary and haphazard arrangement of the hours and minutes hands.

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