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dobra

Americana

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Oh dear not for me. Movement looks nice mind.

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Lots to like about it, but a whole lot I don't like about it (lugs, dial, size, price)

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Nice idea, chess inspired watch, but not for me. The chess piece markets look big for the dial, and the crown is rather large 

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Not for me either I'm afraid :(  

Looks like a great watch, but the chess pieces on the dial make it look like a 10 quid chinese knock-off, so it might be best worn with the display back facing outwards :laugh:

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5 minutes ago, Davey P said:

Not for me either I'm afraid :(  

Looks like a great watch, but the chess pieces on the dial make it look like a 10 quid chinese knock-off, so it might be best worn with the display back facing outwards :laugh:

Ha! When I first saw the it I thought Indian redial :laugh:

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not for me - too fussy

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Ditto to the other comments might be nice with a standard face and movement looks very nice.

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I like it. but not for 13,900$ :angry:

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Not for that money :laugh:

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Maybe @Roy could help here. Are we looking at a generic case ?

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I know which would be my preference. :yes:

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I had to laugh at the story of the original watch, and in particular this comment: "Not much is known about what happened to the pocket watch given to Morphy and only the original dial survived"

Er, I'm going to have a wild guess and say, he ditched that hideous chess themed dial and fitted something decent instead... :laugh:

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1 hour ago, Davey P said:

Not for me either I'm afraid :(  

Looks like a great watch, but the chess pieces on the dial make it look like a 10 quid chinese knock-off, so it might be best worn with the display back facing outwards :laugh:

I have to agree with the Right Honourable Member from Huntington  :yes:

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American produced watches seem to be rare beasts. I am rather impressed with this model How about you ?

mike

Well that article would have you believe that no one in American makes watches anymore. And that's total bull****. apparently to promote exclusivity of this guy's fare. :(

 

US$13900 for that watch?!? WTF??

 

Reference to "Shinola-gate." I see these watches at Costco, are they supposed to be good? Or just "Made in the USA?"

 

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2016/06/17/shinola-detroit-ftc-america-marketing-change/86059790/

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1 hour ago, Chromejob said:

 

 

Reference to "Shinola-gate." I see these watches at Costco, are they supposed to be good? Or just "Made in the USA?"

 

 

At least with Shinola the Dollar to Bullsh!t ratio is almost acceptable.:laughing2dw:

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Promise I won't dig out any more USA made watches - sob sob.

mike

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On the other hand, let's see some American and Canadian time keeping instruments of joy. Anyone ?

mike

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33 minutes ago, dobra said:

On the other hand, let's see some American and Canadian time keeping instruments of joy. Anyone ?

mike

Well this says Canada on it ?

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2 hours ago, dobra said:

Promise I won't dig out any more USA made watches - sob sob.

mike

Please do, the detective work is enthralling and most enjoyable on an otherwise dull Friday morning. Took my mind off waiting for a doctor's call.:thumbsup:

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Paul Morphy had some great games he is just behind Capablanca on my favourite chess players list... but that watch?  No thanks thats a blunder.

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lol that's awful, why would you print on the sub dial, and the screws in the lugs, no finesse at all


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13 minutes ago, owain1 said:

lol that's awful, why would you print on the sub dial, and the screws in the lugs, no finesse at all
 

I love the screws on the lugs, in the same way I love the drilled lugs and screw-pins on older rolex models. 

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34 minutes ago, owain1 said:

lol that's awful, why would you print on the sub dial, and the screws in the lugs, no finesse at all


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I suspect the case is bought in. I may be completely wrong, but I seem to remember similar/identical  cases for sale on the Web a few years ago. 

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