Building a Custom Road Bike Part IV: The Ride
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by Tim Mosso
20h ago
Now that you’ve made it to the final chapter of Tim Mosso's custom bike build, you’re probably wondering how this exhaustively planned bike performs. Here Tim reveals what happened when the rubber met the road. The post Building a Custom Road Bike Part IV: The Ride appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Bollinger La Grande Annee 2015: The Excellence of a Great Vintage
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by Ken Gargett
2d ago
Denis has said of the 2015, that it “expresses more of the soul of a Bollinger millésimé than any other year. More opulent, more powerful, it exalts Pinot Noir. Uplifted by maturation in wooden casks, this champagne reveals the characteristics of an exceptional year.” The post Bollinger La Grande Annee 2015: The Excellence of a Great Vintage appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Big Fish: Behind the Lens with Unique and Rare Salmon-Dialed Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendars
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by GaryG
3d ago
GaryG enjoyed the opportunity to check out three of his friends’ rare Patek Philippe pieces, all with salmon-colored dials: Reference 5059G-018 and Reference 3940G-029 perpetual calendars from Patek Philippe’s Vintage Collection and a unique piece Reference 5270G. He shares his thoughts and stunning photos with us here. The post Big Fish: Behind the Lens with Unique and Rare Salmon-Dialed Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendars appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Deeper, Further, Faster: Why do Some Dive Watches have Helium Escape Valves?
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by Ashton Tracy
4d ago
Humans have long had a fascination with the depths of the ocean, striving to go ever deeper, ever further, and ever faster by pushing the limits of the human body, technology, and advancing modern science. But like all things, we are often faced with limits. And the helium escape valve was invented to push one of those limits as watchmaker Ashton Tracy explains. The post Deeper, Further, Faster: Why do Some Dive Watches have Helium Escape Valves? appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin: Restrained Glamour and Understated Excellence
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by Martin Green
5d ago
Some watches are so perfect there isn't a thing you want to be changed about them. For Martin Green, this was the case with the Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin Collection Excellence Platine. Apart from its name, which he thinks is decidedly too long. But a look through the display back more than makes up for that. The post Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Split-Seconds Chronograph Ultra-Thin: Restrained Glamour and Understated Excellence appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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My Highlights of Watches & Wonders and Geneva 2024: There were Many!
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by Thomas Brechtel
5d ago
After each visit to Geneva, Thomas Brechtel adds a few micromechanical, handcrafted works of art to his personal long-term archive because they stand out. Fere are a few favorites from 2024. The post My Highlights of Watches & Wonders and Geneva 2024: There were Many! appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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The Diving Bezel: The Most Versatile Watch ‘Complication,’ Even if You are Not a Diver
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by Dietmar Fuchs
5d ago
Thanks to its bezel, as Dietmar W. Fuchs explains, the diver's watch is a much more versatile timepiece than many people think. Aside from teaching you how to use it on land, in the skies, and under water, here he answers the perennial question of who made the first true diver's watch: Blancpain, Rolex, or Panerai. The post The Diving Bezel: The Most Versatile Watch ‘Complication,’ Even if You are Not a Diver appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Behind The Lens: Roger Smith Series 2
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by GaryG
6d ago
Roger Smith holds a special place in the pantheon of independent watchmaking, both on his own merits and as the man who worked most closely with the legendary George Daniels. While any Smith watch is rare, this particular Series 2 is unique: it's the only watch in stainless steel that Smith has yet produced. The post Behind The Lens: Roger Smith Series 2 appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Tim Mosso Builds a Custom Road Bike Part III: The Parts
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by Tim Mosso
1w ago
Up to up to eighty percent of the weight of modern road bike is in the parts. Researching and sourcing each part can be an adventure unto itself as Tim Mosso explains here. The post Tim Mosso Builds a Custom Road Bike Part III: The Parts appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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Watch Investment Funds: Show Me The Money!
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by Brendan Cunningham
1w ago
There are more than a few people investing in watches that they can’t touch, wear, or wind: welcome to the sometimes murky world of watch funds. Here, Brendan Cunningham takes a look at what they do and their impact on secondary-market prices and scarcity. The post Watch Investment Funds: Show Me The Money! appeared first on Quill & Pad ..read more
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