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Baltic Watches on Kickstarter

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Leberkäse    797
On ‎14‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 16:06, hughlle said:

I am trying to work out if I prefer the chrono to the 1963 seagull reissue

They missed a trick by not featuring a Panda Dial. Am I missing something or are they actually aiming to flog these for twice the price of a 1963 ?.

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scottswatches    4,551
1 hour ago, Leberkäse said:

 Am I missing something or are they actually aiming to flog these for twice the price of a 1963 ?.

They have.  They have raised nearly €400k against a €65k target on kickstarter, and Hodinkee's article will push that further

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/baltic-watches-bicompax-001-chronograph-kickstarter

I have had to stop myself, twice, from pulling the trigger.  Must think vintage, must think vintage...

I agree a panda dial will look nice, and I also think €30 for a display back is a bit steep

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Leberkäse    797

Jesus wept, best of luck to them in flogging many then. As you know tis exactly the same movement as the 1963 but whiffs of garlic !. But I guess the 1963 will not be on the radar for folk if they don't know its out there.

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Leberkäse    797

Seagull 1963 Leather

IIBICOMPAX 001. Cream

I know which one I would take even if they cost the same. The above dial just looks unfinished imo.

Not a whole bunch different case wise either

sg24_1_1.jpg

As I've said best of luck to them so not having a swipe as such, just my observations :)

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I have always wanted a hand-wind chronograph watch with a display back as these watches can as look as good from the back as from the front.

Yes, the new Baltic watches look nice but the term "neo-vintage" used by Baltic to describe their products says it all and puts me off. I am just dying to see some of these new companies or producers move us on from repetitions of vintage-inspired retro watches. I have just posted about the revival of the Vertex name, which has commenced with yet another near reproduction of an old model, and I am becoming tired of all this rehashing of the past. For heaven's sake, can't we get beyond that into a truly modern and dynamic world of watch design. :)

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