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    Ressence e-Crown

    Andy

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    They’ve kept the look too. Very interesting.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    In watches, I don't like hybrid/combos of automatics with batteries somewhere in there; it defeats the point, to me.

    Maybe clever, but it seems like something that might have been created in the 80s!

    I do really like the look of their wares though; a definite Ressence visual.

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    I like that, very interesting read .
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    It is smart looking and a great idea, i still like mechanicals though and when i invariably smack one on a doorframe or other such dull action i don't fear looking down and seeing it broken. I have a fitbit surge that i did just that to and cracked the screen on, not a big deal as it still works but i have never done that to a watch.
    I appreciate this watch will have proper glass but will the innards take a knock? As i type this is suspect they will and realise i just don't like these little digital marvels!

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    Still trying to unpack this, but I'm incredibly impressed - again - with Ressence. A truly staggering piece of engineering that's still further enhanced. Will be interesting to see if this tech transfers to other watches - there's no reason why this auto-time-setting shouldn't be incorporated into more mechanical watches. Reminds me of some of the early attempts to synchronise time, where a signal (e.g. from an electrical circuit or hydraulic pipe) would be sent to a clock to ensure that, at least once a day, the hands were correct.

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    Was reading about this yesterday. Fascinating idea of blending the two, and technology looks very good (quick time correction, world-time adjust). But in the end it's not a mechanical watch, and it's not (constantly) as accurate as quartz. Will for sure appeal on the basis of the engineering and technology. Very niche market, but looks a well executed combination of 'complications'

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    Boring, not only does it not regulate the watch, or wind it, it doesn't do it mechanically.

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/br...hebys-new-york

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    I remembr getting really excited for a good 5 minutes the first time I saw the Type 3B until I googled the price..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    I remembr getting really excited for a good 5 minutes the first time I saw the Type 3B until I googled the price..
    Aye not cheap are they.
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    So what's the difference between this and solar powered watches from Casio, Seiko etc that already set the time via GPS? I'm struggling to understand what is new about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    I remembr getting really excited for a good 5 minutes the first time I saw the Type 3B until I googled the price..
    This.

    Oooh, that looks quite am interesting desig...WHAT??!

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    I really like that , very classy that. I can see Rick Deckard wearing that..

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    It's an interesting development, like springdrive with added app integration. I think innovations like this are needed to bring in the new generations of watch lovers, but for me the appeal is all about an independent device on the wrist.

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    The battle to endure the continued popularity of mechanical watches will not be won through technology. Mechanical watches are, by definition, a complete anacronism. Which is part of the attraction.

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