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1 What makes Dornblueth so special? on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:33 pm

In your opinion:

1: What makes Dornblueth so special?

2: What are the the pros and cons with the Dornblueth watches?

3: Is the quality comparable to, for example, IWC?

4: Which one is your favourite Dornblueth model and why?

Hope to hear from you!

Pichao

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2 answers on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:23 pm

pichao wrote:In your opinion:

1: What makes Dornblueth so special?

2: What are the the pros and cons with the Dornblueth watches?

3: Is the quality comparable to, for example, IWC?

4: Which one is your favourite Dornblueth model and why?

Hope to hear from you!

Pichao

I will start with answering my own questions:

1:It is special because it is a small company using "old time" methods. Another special thing is that the watches can be "custom made" according to your wishes.

2: Pros: Completely handmade, and of a high quality. Cons. I am not a owner, so you have to help me here. Issues have been raised about accuracy, but most owners I have been in contact with say that they are very accurate.

3: Probably, at least according to this comparison:

http://www.watchbizz.com/archive/wt_2006_02/WT_2006_02_058.pdf

4: The models I like the most are the regulator and the 99.1 with double rails.
If we are talking about the back sides, the regulator indeed is the most beautiful.

Pichao

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3 Re: What makes Dornblueth so special? on Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:26 pm

On the question of accuracy, a member of another forum had a local watchmaker test his watch ( a 99 if memory serves) with very satisfactory results within 5secs a day (again from memory).

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4 Re: What makes Dornblueth so special? on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:07 am

halfscrew wrote:On the question of accuracy, a member of another forum had a local watchmaker test his watch ( a 99 if memory serves) with very satisfactory results within 5secs a day (again from memory).

On the Timezone UK forum recently, someone said their watchmaker tested their 99.0 and found it running to within 1 second per day. That sounds almost too good to be true, even for one of Dirk's masterpieces!

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5 Re: What makes Dornblueth so special? on Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:44 pm

Mark wrote:
halfscrew wrote:On the question of accuracy, a member of another forum had a local watchmaker test his watch ( a 99 if memory serves) with very satisfactory results within 5secs a day (again from memory).

On the Timezone UK forum recently, someone said their watchmaker tested their 99.0 and found it running to within 1 second per day. That sounds almost too good to be true, even for one of Dirk's masterpieces!

My 99.1 was timed on a local dealer's electronic timer and it averaged 0 to 0.5 seconds per day. And I posted this fact on TZ UK forum. There is a mint 99.0 for sale on TZ UK Sales Corner for £2200 if anyone is interested - but you need to have 50 posts to be able to access the SC - but might be possible to PM the seller.

Cheers

dunk

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6 Re: What makes Dornblueth so special? on Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:41 pm

sundial wrote:
Mark wrote:
halfscrew wrote:On the question of accuracy, a member of another forum had a local watchmaker test his watch ( a 99 if memory serves) with very satisfactory results within 5secs a day (again from memory).

On the Timezone UK forum recently, someone said their watchmaker tested their 99.0 and found it running to within 1 second per day. That sounds almost too good to be true, even for one of Dirk's masterpieces!

My 99.1 was timed on a local dealer's electronic timer and it averaged 0 to 0.5 seconds per day. And I posted this fact on TZ UK forum. There is a mint 99.0 for sale on TZ UK Sales Corner for £2200 if anyone is interested - but you need to have 50 posts to be able to access the SC - but might be possible to PM the seller.

Cheers

dunk

I'm sorry, Dunk, I didn't mean to question your honesty. I do believe you, it's just that I'm genuinely blown away that accuracy of that kind can be achieved by a mechanical watch that's hand-crafted like a Dornblueth. It's truly an amazing feat.

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