Speedy Tuesday – Gold Speedmaster Overview Continued (1995 - now)
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The Louis Erard 1931 Classic Moon Phase, for those who appreciate the beauty of pure refinement.
Here is a great watch for those who like a something that is highly functional and will turn heads. This watch certainly gets that "Let me see that" gawk from most people, yet it is deceptively simple. The history of watches and gauges are closely related. Both are measuring instruments which require legibility and precision. Although watches are mobile while gauges are usually relatively stationary.
Having said that, when you see the Sellita SW200 movement in a watch, it is the same movement as an ETA 2824-2. The reason watch makers are using Sellita movements, is not so much about cost, but more having to do with the fact that ETA is slowing down production and will cease to provide movements to watch makers outside the Swatch Group in 2010. So because ETA movements are harder to get, watch makers will use an ETA or Sellita movement depending on what they are able to acquire in time to put the watches together.
See Xemex watches on eBay here.