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david pierce
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When I look at all of the independent watchmakers that I consider to be great; Roland Murphy, George Daniels, Roger Smith, and others, I can’t help notice that they put a tremendous amount of their time and thought into dial making. Roland Murphy farms a lot of his mechanism components out to local machine shops but all of his dialmaking is done in house. To me, that stresses the importance that these people saw in that aspect of the watch manufacturing process. The dial is the part of a watch that these people feel requires their total control. This is, after all, the first thing that anybody notices in a watch. The second thing is the case. Who ever bought a watch and said “holy cow, that watch really has a shiny pivot”. I mean really!

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