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1Gorch Fock Empty Gorch Fock on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:03 am

The Amsterdam Watch Co, Dornblüth's AD in the Netherlands, has a Gorch Fock (#12) on their site. The photos are quite nice:


Reminded me of how much I like the traditional marine chronometer layout of the dial: power reserve at 12, oversized small seconds at 6, even the serial number engraved inside the subdial. Hope that someday Dornblüth releases this movement in a regular production, normally-sized watch.


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2Gorch Fock Empty Re: Gorch Fock on Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:40 pm

I agree with you completely - I love the lay-out of the dial.

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3Gorch Fock Empty Timeless beauty on Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:14 pm

The timelessness and beauty of this design can be seen in the examples of Ulysse Nardin ship's chronometers gathered by Marcus Hanke:


A broader survey of the marine chronometer evolution can be seen here:


with more focus on technical improvements than on design changes. (Beware: large files!)


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4Gorch Fock Empty Re: Gorch Fock on Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:38 pm

Those are very interesting articles - thanks for sharing them.

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