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    anOrdain: Amazing






    Iíve only just become aware of this Scottish watchmaker. The Fume dials are some of the most amazing Iíve seen, and look very strong value at £1800.

    Itís great when the Rolex blinkers come off :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post





    Iíve only just become aware of this Scottish watchmaker. The Fume dials are some of the most amazing Iíve seen, and look very strong value at £1800.

    Itís great when the Rolex blinkers come off :)

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    Yeah , funny isnít it. Everything is available and affordable:)


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    Wondered where all my iPhone sim tray keys went to

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    That is an absolute stunner

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    I like it but not eighteen hundred quids worth of like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I like it but not eighteen hundred quids worth of like.
    Value is a very personal thing, but to me that seems totally worth it

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    Last edited by helidoc; 26th September 2020 at 20:55.

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    I really like what the brand is doing, but I find it difficult to actually like their designs/watches. So sadly not one on my radar. But if the design works for you, then a great way to buy into independent watch-making.

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    Well the good news that it has a waterproof rating of 5 ATM. That means it should be just about safe for doing the washing up.

    I would expect better in 2020.

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    Mick, do any of our watches get immersed? Mine donít, other than a Vostok Amfibia. Not sure WR trumps independent horological effort

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    I really like it. Thanks for sharing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Well the good news that it has a waterproof rating of 5 ATM. That means it should be just about safe for doing the washing up.

    I would expect better in 2020.
    Youíd be ok in your sit down shower then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    Mick, do any of our watches get immersed? Mine donít, other than a Vostok Amfibia. Not sure WR trumps independent horological effort

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    I swim wearing every watch I own and that includes my 1980 1655 Explorer11. That is the joy of Rolex, you just trust them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stilgoe1972 View Post
    Youíd be ok in your sit down shower then.


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    I wouldn't wear that anOrdain in a sit down shower, that's for sure.

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    Less of a watch and more of an ornament Ė like something my nan would have put on a stand on the sideboard
    Last edited by Onelasttime; 26th September 2020 at 22:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    I wouldn't wear that anOrdain in a sit down shower, that's for sure.
    I think the watchís USP is artisan dial manufacture.

    If waterproofing is all, I have a £40 Vostok that works really well, so Rolex money isnít required

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    I think the watchís USP is artisan dial manufacture.

    If waterproofing is all, I have a £40 Vostok that works really well, so Rolex money isnít required

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    I have a few watches that I do not wear on the bog/in the sit down shower/bath - it's not a criteria I use when I buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    I think the watch’s USP is artisan dial manufacture.

    If waterproofing is all, I have a £40 Vostok that works really well, so Rolex money isn’t required

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    The point I am making is that anyone who pays £1800 for a watch should expect better protection than just 5 ATM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    The point I am making is that anyone who pays £1800 for a watch should expect better protection than just 5 ATM.
    *Longines enters the room* "did somebody order 3ATM?" ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    *Longines enters the room* "did somebody order 3ATM?" ☺
    And Roger Smith needs a pricing rethink for his boxes of cogs that he'll only test to 2.2 bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    The point I am making is that anyone who pays £1800 for a watch should expect better protection than just 5 ATM.
    Ran a quick search of new watches on C24 with this exact rating. Came up with nearly 37,000 items, including most Royal Oak, Speedmaster & El Primero models; plus most of the ranges offered by Ulysse Nardin, Hublot, Richard Mille, Vulcain, Perellet, Chopard, &c ad nauseam - all the way up to £1.2 million. Gotta hazard a wild guess it's a pretty conservative rating and adequate for all likely scenarios when you're talking about the dress and dressy-sports niche that AnOrdain occupy.

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    So has anyone bought one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    So has anyone bought one?
    One on SC right now, so yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    One on SC right now, so yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    GLWTS
    Not mine!

    I came close to buying at a watch show, but evidently not close enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Well the good news that it has a waterproof rating of 5 ATM. That means it should be just about safe for doing the washing up.

    I would expect better in 2020.
    It's a bloody dress watch. 50m is more than sufficient.

    God knows what you think of Pateks, most of which have 30m WR. The Nautilus has 60m WR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    It's a bloody dress watch. 50m is more than sufficient.

    God knows what you think of Pateks, most of which have 30m WR. The Nautilus has 60m WR.
    Yes, it is. Basically you're paying for a nice handmade dial with a proprietary movement, case etc. Which is ok if that's what you want.
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    Nice dial, awful hands. Enjoy buying what you actually want for a change OP.

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    The model 1 costs less and has better hands (The comparison to hands looking like those pins that come with an iphone actually comes from an online review) The standard model 2 watches are even less. I did read somewhere that they can do a custom dial on request which is quite unique. Garrick are another British company that have an enamel dial watch.

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    Iíve tried these on in James Porter & Son. They are very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan View Post
    It's a bloody dress watch. 50m is more than sufficient.

    God knows what you think of Pateks, most of which have 30m WR. The Nautilus has 60m WR.
    Please donít feed the troll


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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
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    I came close to buying a Model One a couple of years ago; theyíre good looking and nicely original watches. It will be interesting to see where they go next, particularly in terms of the cases and handsets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    (The comparison to hands looking like those pins that come with an iphone actually comes from an online review)
    This is the only watch source I frequent; my comment was based on my instant first thought the first time I ever saw this watch, which was when opening this thread... which shows Iím not the only one to think it.

    Those hands are just awful; really, really awful.

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    I think the dial looks amazing, the hands are an acquired taste, but they are sufficiently different to be interesting. My problem is with the case. The shape overall is nice enough, but the edges are just too soft everywhere. It looks as if theyíve deburred it in a tumbler and lost any definition.

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    I like the color and design, interesting markers. Dont know why, but I have a feeling that after few weeks I would get bored with it...(rainy days influence my mood)

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    See? Apart from the hands, the case, the water resistance rating and the overall design we all agree it's an OK-ish watch right? Mine is still available on SC!

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    Wow, that dial is amazing

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    Bit of a hipster vibe, maybe the industrial hands are there to tone down any accusation of bling?

    I think the effort put in to produce the dials alone deserves a round of applause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackW View Post
    See? Apart from the hands, the case, the water resistance rating and the overall design we all agree it's an OK-ish watch right? Mine is still available on SC!
    Brilliant - GLWTS!

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    Might be worth having a look at the youtube videos of these watches. I saw a few of them and the hands look a lot better on the videos. It probably needs to be considered that you are paying for a pretty unique hand made dial something you dont see to often, Swiss movement that has some regulation and the ability to customise it a little should you wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidoc View Post
    Mick, do any of our watches get immersed? Mine donít, other than a Vostok Amfibia. Not sure WR trumps independent horological effort

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    Agreed but a GBP1800 watch should be able to withstand a bit more then 5atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torromoto View Post
    Agreed but a GBP1800 watch should be able to withstand a bit more then 5atm.

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    Patek?

    Other than their dive watch which goes to a whopping 6atm.

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