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    If you’re into unusual timepieces…


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    Must be quite some complication and loads of gears to achieve the correct ratios.

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    Do like, do want! Seems to be rather a lot of actual horology going on there, too, so the price seems commensurate. Still as far beyond my means as the outer planets are distant...

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    That is just fabulous. Sad to say the Earl of S has summarised my position as well as his own. I will try to stop salivating now.

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    Stunning! CVDK make some sublime watches, and I'm only sorry that I sold mine (albeit somewhat more accessible than the subject of this thread).


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    That's an incredible piece! A wrist mounted Orrery is very cool.

    I couldn't see a price (which means I can't possibly afford it). Dare I ask how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    That's an incredible piece! A wrist mounted Orrery is very cool.

    I couldn't see a price (which means I can't possibly afford it). Dare I ask how much?
    Cheapest i could see, in steel, was around 44,000 euro.

    Foggy

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    Feck! That's a lot of moolah.

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    Very nice! 50k for the steel planetarium! Quite expensive


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    Wow - just watched 29.46 years elapse on the "Super high speed" animation.

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    I'm afraid there's only 1 manufacturer who has really nailed the orerry complication on a wristwatch.


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    I think the one on the Apple Watch is also pretty cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    I think the one on the Apple Watch is also pretty cool.

    That is pretty cool, can you fast forward and rewind?

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    That is quite some complication which I would love to have. Maybe next lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    That is pretty cool, can you fast forward and rewind?
    Yep indeed, pretty much as far as is conceivable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Stunning! CVDK make some sublime watches, and I'm only sorry that I sold mine (albeit somewhat more accessible than the subject of this thread).

    Is that an actual picture of the timepiece you had? That is stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troymcclure72 View Post
    Is that an actual picture of the timepiece you had? That is stunning.
    Indeed it is.

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    All that engineering and they don't know the difference between a planetarium and an orrery.

    It's rather nice. I hope the orrery has a quick set function, setting it up by repeatedly winding the hands to midnight, then back to 9pm would be a bit of a chore.

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    A watch that you would definitely need to keep on a winder if your not wearing, I’d hate to have to set it if Saturn was 15years out of sync!

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    Superb orrery! I wonder what the service costs are?
    “ Ford... you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.” HHGTTG

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    The Apple Watch is just getting more and more persuasive


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