The writing on dials

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You're in luck. Loreo make a superlative chronometer for well under £100
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JAFO wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:36 pm @missF

You're in luck. Loreo make a superlative chronometer for well under £100
For under £100 I really like the examples (I’ll try and find one) where Superlative Chronometer is spelled wrong :lol: :thumbup:
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iain wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:25 pm
rkovars wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:08 pm Also to @iain's point the 300 says Automatic not Chronometer :lol: So there you go.
You’re correct, the majority of them do, but not all.


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missF wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:40 pm
JAFO wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:36 pm @missF

You're in luck. Loreo make a superlative chronometer for well under £100
For under £100 I really like the examples (I’ll try and find one) where Superlative Chronometer is spelled wrong :lol: :thumbup:
Ahhh the internet famous 'Cheronometer'

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rkovars wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:45 pm Ahhh the internet famous 'Cheronometer'
Thanks for posting this! :lol:
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Suppose you pick up a watch you've never worn/seen before, a vintage model maybe, closed caseback, and it's not ticking, how do you know if it's automatic or handwound if it doesn't say it on the dial?
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JAFO wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:32 pm There is no superlative chronometer. It's either a chronometer or it's not.

It's like MIB 3, and Boris the Animal. "It's Just Boris". :D
:) Maybe a superlative chronometer is one that is far more accurate than a normal chronometer…

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Sometimes almost nothing is enough.

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And sometimes a lot is good.

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It depends.
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RichM wrote:Suppose you pick up a watch you've never worn/seen before, a vintage model maybe, closed caseback, and it's not ticking, how do you know if it's automatic or handwound if it doesn't say it on the dial?
I went through this with a family heirloom Longines. You can gently shake it to see if you feel a rotor.

Or just wear it a while and see if it’s winding itself.
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This is all you need :D

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A bit lacking in text Richard. :)

It needs a couple more lines…
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On the other hand, I do occasionally think that less is more…
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When dressy, less is more.
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But with toolish watches some text is fine. I do not want the Rolex paragraph on any watch.
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nbg wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 9:32 pm
JAFO wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 8:32 pm There is no superlative chronometer. It's either a chronometer or it's not.

It's like MIB 3, and Boris the Animal. "It's Just Boris". :D
:) Maybe a superlative chronometer is one that is far more accurate than a normal chronometer…

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Well I expect the Swiss COSC organisation issue a single grade of COSC. Rolex appear to be self certifying their own made up category, from my on line searches. I wonder how long they guarantee the superlative performance. I am surprised the Swiss COSC allow their customers to piggy back their certification in this way.

It's like the holy grail of watch making, but I don't need the Rolex holy grail, as I already got one.:D
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Back in the early 70s many watches had en extra line or 2 added to the already prevalent ruby count on the dial, letting potential customers know of new technology within... I'm talking about the infamous 'shock protected' and the 'unbreakable or lifetime mainsprings'. As a regular Joe back then (not us watchaholics of course) looking for a daily, reliable timekeeping tool, would you choose one without those features advertised on the dial? Would you not pay more?

Esthetically, I prefer just a brand name only (preferably a mere 3 letters 😉 incorporated into the dial design) or no text at all. A good looking watch should not have to spell itself out to me.
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@Amor Vincit Omnia To quote you, 'Brand name and/or logo, fine. I suppose you have to have Swiss Made at the bottom.'

This is generally my thinking, less verbiage on a dial is certainly better imo. Although chronograph is a nice word and is watch specific, you don't see it cropping up elsewhere. It also only applies to only 6% of mechanical watches, thus lending the particular watch in question a certain cachet.

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