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  • After about a month of ownership a little review on the @arminstrom Gravity Equal Force.
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IMHO @serge_a_michel and @claudegreisler finally found a design that nicely fuses the aesthetics of the brand's namesake and the advances made with the resonance models. The reduced case and bezel (including the infamous lip) size adds to the overall wearability. Contrary to other reports (looking at you @ablogtowatch) the legibility of the hands on the blue dial is not an issue at all for me.
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The Equal Force complication - consisting out of the special Maltese cross and the motor barrel - aims to even out the torque of the mainspring. It is quirky to say the least but it adds the bit of technical innovation an indie needs to show these days even within the entry level. The hand finishing might not be the most extensive. But the quality is top notch especially when compared to other pieces in this price range.
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All in all it is a very fun and unique piece. Nothing for a one watch or even five watch collection. But it should put Armin Strom on the #independentwatchmaking map of every collector. I fell in love with it on its release day, bought it blind at @juwelierlauferminden and I do not regret it.
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#arminstrom #gravityequalforce #arminstromgravity #arminstromgravityequalforce #system78 #bluedial #independentwatches #redbargermany #uhrforum #puristspro #watchprosite #chrono24 #fratellowatches #sjxwatches #newwatchalert
  • After about a month of ownership a little review on the @arminstrom Gravity Equal Force.
    ...
    IMHO @serge_a_michel and @claudegreisler finally found a design that nicely fuses the aesthetics of the brand's namesake and the advances made with the resonance models. The reduced case and bezel (including the infamous lip) size adds to the overall wearability. Contrary to other reports (looking at you @ablogtowatch) the legibility of the hands on the blue dial is not an issue at all for me.
    ...
    The Equal Force complication - consisting out of the special Maltese cross and the motor barrel - aims to even out the torque of the mainspring. It is quirky to say the least but it adds the bit of technical innovation an indie needs to show these days even within the entry level. The hand finishing might not be the most extensive. But the quality is top notch especially when compared to other pieces in this price range.
    ...
    All in all it is a very fun and unique piece. Nothing for a one watch or even five watch collection. But it should put Armin Strom on the #independentwatchmaking map of every collector. I fell in love with it on its release day, bought it blind at @juwelierlauferminden and I do not regret it.
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    #arminstrom #gravityequalforce #arminstromgravity #arminstromgravityequalforce #system78 #bluedial #independentwatches #redbargermany #uhrforum #puristspro #watchprosite #chrono24 #fratellowatches #sjxwatches #newwatchalert

  •  30  2  1 hour ago
  • Unique wooden box in combination with a Ketelaars piece unique 👌😁
  • Unique wooden box in combination with a Ketelaars piece unique 👌😁

  •  127  10  2 hours ago
  • DOUBLE MOON PHASE
The coolest moon phase is a @sarpanevawatches moon phase. Dial less, the exceptional Northern Stars features a rotating plate which carries the two moons and where the indication of the phase of the moon happens in the aperture at 6 o'clock. This is one of three pieces o ly manufactured so far by the Finnish master watchmaker on this Northern Stars series. .
We love indie watchmaking ⭐️
  • DOUBLE MOON PHASE
    The coolest moon phase is a @sarpanevawatches moon phase. Dial less, the exceptional Northern Stars features a rotating plate which carries the two moons and where the indication of the phase of the moon happens in the aperture at 6 o'clock. This is one of three pieces o ly manufactured so far by the Finnish master watchmaker on this Northern Stars series. .
    We love indie watchmaking ⭐️

  •  123  3  2 hours ago
  • This early, rose gold, Roger Dubuis Sympathie Chronograph is a true beauty 👌🏼 It is one of the brands earlier pieces and is a limited edition of 28. How do you like it? ✨
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📸 @a_collected_man
  • This early, rose gold, Roger Dubuis Sympathie Chronograph is a true beauty 👌🏼 It is one of the brands earlier pieces and is a limited edition of 28. How do you like it? ✨
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    📸 @a_collected_man

  •  840  13  3 hours ago
  • The art of guilloché lies in the selection and scaling of the chosen patterns, ensuring the right balance between grain size, type, and complexity.⁣
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⁣Reference 1140 Champagne Dial: RRP 22,680 CHF excl VAT⁣
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⁣#urbanjurgensen #reference1140 #champagnedial #limitededition
  • The art of guilloché lies in the selection and scaling of the chosen patterns, ensuring the right balance between grain size, type, and complexity.⁣
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    ⁣Reference 1140 Champagne Dial: RRP 22,680 CHF excl VAT⁣
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    #urbanjurgensen #reference1140 #champagnedial #limitededition

  •  192  3  3 hours ago
  • Quai des Bergues Royal Blue 1 out of 18 #czapek
  • Quai des Bergues Royal Blue 1 out of 18 #czapek

  •  183  4  4 hours ago
  • This is traditional watchmaking, know-how and requirement.
  • This is traditional watchmaking, know-how and requirement.

  •  129  2  5 hours ago
  • THINGS DO CHANGE
An old advice: don’t buy mechanical watches for speculative reasons only.
At a time when @rolex, @patekphilippe have created the ‘flipping’ market, here is a fact that you may have not been aware of.
Yes, independent watchmaking does create value, if purchasing the right timepiece at the right time.
What do you reckon?
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We love indie watchmaking ⭐️
  • THINGS DO CHANGE
    An old advice: don’t buy mechanical watches for speculative reasons only.
    At a time when @rolex, @patekphilippe have created the ‘flipping’ market, here is a fact that you may have not been aware of.
    Yes, independent watchmaking does create value, if purchasing the right timepiece at the right time.
    What do you reckon?
    .
    We love indie watchmaking ⭐️

  •  300  11  7 hours ago
  • The green Sennen Automatic in polished steel. A powerful and versatile piece made to be worn in any environment.
  • The green Sennen Automatic in polished steel. A powerful and versatile piece made to be worn in any environment.

  •  86  5  7 hours ago
  • An early sketch of the intended cross section with the watches architecture. 
As I do this design purely for myself, it’s process is stripped down to the bare minimum to make it efficient and minimal - as also the watch should be at the end of it.
These construction sketches aren’t for presentation, or clients. They purely serve to catch my thoughts at this moment and to move them on from there. 
I want to create a calm, elegant and unobtrusive daily wearable dress watch, which pays homage to the engineer of it’s Buren micro-rotor movement Hans Kocher.

#buren #burenwatch #burenmovement #burenmicrorotor #burenintramatic #burenslender #microrotor #superslender #swissmovement #swissvintage #watchistory #watchmakinghistory #burenwatchhistory #burenvintagewatch #newoldstockwatch #watchproject #watchlover #watchdesign #handmade #limitededition #watchcollector #watchhistory #dresswatch #rarewatches #watchdesign #watchsketch #independentwatchmaking #watchfan #daylywatch #watchnerd #adrianweidmannstudio
  • An early sketch of the intended cross section with the watches architecture.
    As I do this design purely for myself, it’s process is stripped down to the bare minimum to make it efficient and minimal - as also the watch should be at the end of it.
    These construction sketches aren’t for presentation, or clients. They purely serve to catch my thoughts at this moment and to move them on from there.
    I want to create a calm, elegant and unobtrusive daily wearable dress watch, which pays homage to the engineer of it’s Buren micro-rotor movement Hans Kocher.

    #buren #burenwatch #burenmovement #burenmicrorotor #burenintramatic #burenslender #microrotor #superslender #swissmovement #swissvintage #watchistory #watchmakinghistory #burenwatchhistory #burenvintagewatch #newoldstockwatch #watchproject #watchlover #watchdesign #handmade #limitededition #watchcollector #watchhistory #dresswatch #rarewatches #watchdesign #watchsketch #independentwatchmaking #watchfan #daylywatch #watchnerd #adrianweidmannstudio

  •  17  0  8 hours ago
  • @louismoinet our “Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque” timepiece from 2018 commemorated the anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also widely known as “the wise man of the Arabs”. Born on May 6, 1918, he was the first Emir of Abu Dhabi, founder and  leader of the United Arab Emirates. He died on November 2, 2004, aged over 80, having devoted thirty years of his life to structuring the United Arab Emirates. Three years of work were required to manufacture this exceptional watch. It has a hundred-year-old movement, one that was first manufactured at the time of Sheikh Zayed’s birth. And so it is that the heart of this timepiece was designed a hundred years ago, in the Joux Valley. It is a rare piece, with a minute repeater and a chronograph.
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The dial is a work of art. It represents the legendary Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, commissioned by the Sheikh himself. It is the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates, with a capacity of 40,000 in with a space of 22,000 square metres, and is the largest man-made marble structure ever to have been built. 
This unique timepiece is the only one of its kind, and was purchased by a well-known Sheikh.
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Louis Moinet watches available in the UK from @jurawatches, @jura_watches_leeds and @cwsellorsfinejewellery .
DM for inquiries ⭐️
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#watch #watches #horology #limitededition #watchmaking #watchesofinstagram #independent #watchoftheday #womw #collector #wristwatch #shameonwrist #louismoinet #foxlabuk #corumwatches #watchnerd #chronograph #luxurywatches #louismoinetwatches #handmade #deployant #instawatch #independentwatchmaking #watchlover #lovewatches #hautehorlogerie #watchcollector #watchgame #foxlabuk #masterclass
  • @louismoinet our “Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque” timepiece from 2018 commemorated the anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also widely known as “the wise man of the Arabs”. Born on May 6, 1918, he was the first Emir of Abu Dhabi, founder and leader of the United Arab Emirates. He died on November 2, 2004, aged over 80, having devoted thirty years of his life to structuring the United Arab Emirates. Three years of work were required to manufacture this exceptional watch. It has a hundred-year-old movement, one that was first manufactured at the time of Sheikh Zayed’s birth. And so it is that the heart of this timepiece was designed a hundred years ago, in the Joux Valley. It is a rare piece, with a minute repeater and a chronograph.
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    The dial is a work of art. It represents the legendary Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, commissioned by the Sheikh himself. It is the largest Mosque in the United Arab Emirates, with a capacity of 40,000 in with a space of 22,000 square metres, and is the largest man-made marble structure ever to have been built.
    This unique timepiece is the only one of its kind, and was purchased by a well-known Sheikh.
    .
    Louis Moinet watches available in the UK from @jurawatches, @jura_watches_leeds and @cwsellorsfinejewellery .
    DM for inquiries ⭐️
    .
    #watch #watches #horology #limitededition #watchmaking #watchesofinstagram #independent #watchoftheday #womw #collector #wristwatch #shameonwrist #louismoinet #foxlabuk #corumwatches #watchnerd #chronograph #luxurywatches #louismoinetwatches #handmade #deployant #instawatch #independentwatchmaking #watchlover #lovewatches #hautehorlogerie #watchcollector #watchgame #foxlabuk #masterclass

  •  13  0  9 hours ago
  • One other made tool, specifically designed for balance wheel assembly.
  • One other made tool, specifically designed for balance wheel assembly.

  •  136  4  9 hours ago
  • METROPOLIS BLUE
Daring architectural lines and proprietary automatic movement LM-45.10.20, on a piece that surprises for complexity and yet accessibility (11’100 usd is the retail). The three dimensional dial is the absolute highlight, enriched by the use of neoralithe to enhance transparency and lines.
Shortlisted at the @gphg_official Grand Prix de l’horlogerie 2019.
👉🏻Swipe left to appreciate the engine.
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Full collection on TLE⭐️
  • METROPOLIS BLUE
    Daring architectural lines and proprietary automatic movement LM-45.10.20, on a piece that surprises for complexity and yet accessibility (11’100 usd is the retail). The three dimensional dial is the absolute highlight, enriched by the use of neoralithe to enhance transparency and lines.
    Shortlisted at the @gphg_official Grand Prix de l’horlogerie 2019.
    👉🏻Swipe left to appreciate the engine.
    .
    Full collection on TLE⭐️

  •  414  2  10 hours ago
  • What is there not to love here

Independent watchmaker ☑️
Dead beat seconds ☑️
Black glossy sector dial ☑️
Bronze case ☑️
Dashing good looks ☑️ #habring2  and #massenalab collab
  • What is there not to love here

    Independent watchmaker ☑️
    Dead beat seconds ☑️
    Black glossy sector dial ☑️
    Bronze case ☑️
    Dashing good looks ☑️ #habring2 and #massenalab collab

  •  172  7  12 hours ago

Top #independentwatchmaking Posts

  • Didn’t take many wrist shot, a rare piece #haldimann
  • Didn’t take many wrist shot, a rare piece #haldimann

  •  108  6  15 February, 2020
  • Naissance d'une Montre (1) -  It took several months for Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger to reach an agreement and to precisely define the rules of the game. The adventure is set to last several years. Michel must gather the knowledge and gestures to create a timepiece by hand. Only antique tools, such as an uprighting tool hand mandrel lathe, topping tool, or even a milling machine might be used – a computer was only used during the technical drawing phase.
  • Naissance d'une Montre (1) - It took several months for Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger to reach an agreement and to precisely define the rules of the game. The adventure is set to last several years. Michel must gather the knowledge and gestures to create a timepiece by hand. Only antique tools, such as an uprighting tool hand mandrel lathe, topping tool, or even a milling machine might be used – a computer was only used during the technical drawing phase.

  •  142  4  13 February, 2020