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#1 OFFLINE   gregor

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 05:41 PM

Hi,

just wondering...
what can be considered the best automatic movement at this time?

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#2 OFFLINE   DaveE

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:50 PM

Not sure, but a good guess would be the Zenith El Primero.

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:55 PM

gregor, on Jan 12 2004, 06:41 PM, said:

Hi,
what can be considered the best automatic movement at this time?

greg
The Chopard L.U.C. 1.96
http://ninanet.net/watches/others01/Medium...mchopard01.html

It's the latest designed. Unless you want to include the new in-house Daytona which is a in a Chrono ... but it is an Automatic.
http://bjsonline.com...cles/0014.shtml

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:56 PM

I hear that Miyota are supposed to be very good :ph34r:

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:20 PM

okay!
wich could be considered the best chronograph automatic?

thanks,

curiuosgreg :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:24 PM

Seiko works for me.

No blue screws or cloud patterns to pay for. Just a good robust job.

OK I admit. It's not perfect. You can't wind it. I suppose that is an indicator that I have too many watches.


http://www.thepurist...res/8ohms/7s26/

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:26 PM

gregor, on Jan 12 2004, 05:41 PM, said:

Hi,

just wondering...
what can be considered the best automatic movement at this time?

curiousgreg
Omega co-axial has to be in there!

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:31 PM

JoT, on Jan 12 2004, 07:56 PM, said:

I hear that Miyota are supposed to be very good :ph34r:
You're pulling our plonkers John.........right!!!?? :o


I mean.....Miyota.......as the best.........Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 09:53 PM

Zenith El Primero , :wub:

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:12 PM

Griff, on Jan 12 2004, 09:31 PM, said:

You're pulling our plonkers John.........right!!!?? :o


I mean.....Miyota.......as the best.........Posted Image
:lol: :lol: :lol: Well I wouldn't know a Miyota from a Zenith (unless it was signed!) so I rely on the views of others :lol: :lol: :lol: its all part of my education ... what's so bad about Miyota anyway .. would someone care to explain? :blink:

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:30 PM

They are simply disparaged because they appear in many inexpensive watches. In all honesty I think they are every bit as good as Seiko 7S26 movements. I think all these Japanese movements would gain a lot more respect if they ran at 28.8 bph.





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