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    minute repeaters

    Has anyone owned a minute repeater and if so, what was the experience like?


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    Craftsman
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    Hopefully you won't have to wait long for someone to chime in

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    Grand Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by crooky13 View Post
    Hopefully you won't have to wait long for someone to chime in
    I like the cut of your jib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    I like the cut of your jib.
    hee hee


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    I take it you're not counting the Aerospace which IMHO is cheating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    I take it you're not counting the Aerospace which IMHO is cheating.
    that was not what i was originally thinking, but i googled it and i learnt something new. thank you


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    I've got an IWC Portuguese minute repeater. Beautiful watch in my opinion, although it's disappointing that you can't see the gongs strike through the display back when the slider is depressed. The chiming sound is lovely though. One of my favourite watches, and it always surprises people when they hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Traveller View Post
    I've got an IWC Portuguese minute repeater. Beautiful watch in my opinion, although it's disappointing that you can't see the gongs strike through the display back when the slider is depressed. The chiming sound is lovely though. One of my favourite watches, and it always surprises people when they hear it.
    :)


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    Not owned one - I did post a thread which garnered very little attention here - https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...inute+repeater

    The cost of ownership scares the hell out of me! Animalone on here recommended if I wanted to get into this game to look for older pocket watches - can be had for a lot cheaper, but servicing is a huge scare. It maybe worth sending him a PM to see if he's come across anything.


    Quote Originally Posted by Space Traveller View Post
    I've got an IWC Portuguese minute repeater. Beautiful watch in my opinion, although it's disappointing that you can't see the gongs strike through the display back when the slider is depressed. The chiming sound is lovely though. One of my favourite watches, and it always surprises people when they hear it.
    Oh man as cool as it must be, not seeing the gong when striking is a bummer!!!

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    I was going to post something about Shellman, but whilst having a Google, I found this TZ-UK thread from 2003:


    https://forum.tz-uk.com/archive/index.php/t-1712.html
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    Craftsman
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    Should watch the video of the full suite of Patek repeaters on hodinkee

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    Accurist do a cheap quartz minute repeater if it interests you.

    https://www.watchshop.com/mens-accur...p99992256.html

    Ive been tempted a few times as a bit of fun.

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    These are powered by the Citizen 6760/Miyota 6U60 movements. Beside Accurist, there are Jacques Lemans, Lorenz, Bulova, and even Invicta models of this watch, as well as those from Citizen themselves.

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    As crazyp stated, you can find good pocket watch repeaters for "relatively" little money, a couple of grand can buy a good example but there is always the risk that they need a service and that could cost as much again.
    https://youtu.be/XI4CCpMRnSY
    Last edited by animalone; Today at 10:43.

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    I was in the Breguet boutique in London a few years back, and while they sorted out a link in the bracelet on mine the sales lady wanted to show off some of what they had in stock. After showing me a few and chatting for a while she said I should see something special, and she brought out the above.

    It truly was the most beautiful watch I have ever seen in the flesh, and the sound was lovely. It is also the most expensive thing Iíve ever held. She quoted me £167,000.... Iím sure there was a deal to be done though.

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