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Old 03-01-2019, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What I admire very much about this Max Bill design is its incredible airiness. From the font used to the balanced dial and the very thin rim around the crystal, it all fits. An architect turned industrial designer he must have been very much influenced by the Bauhaus educational surge that emerged in the early pre-WWII era. Very elegant and stripped from all that is unnecessary.


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It is very minimalist for a chronograph for sure. I like Max Bill's primary-color, graphic artwork too, and have a clock designed by him. The chrono you posted reminds me of some of the NOMOS designs.

This in a similar vein has always appealed to me:

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^^^ Indeed! From the same school:


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Franz,

Thanks for posting these. Very cool. My favorite is the first piece, on mesh.

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Gorgeous in its simplicity.
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Really are so cool it's not even funny to tell the truth Frans.

Everything just is so well thought out, but than also executed. Then it's with
every line, and at every turn too ! Seriously these watches like you guys are
showing above are basically flawless, and not only watches, but pieces of art
actually !

Thanks a ton for posting !!!
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Frans:
Gotta agree with you on the Junghans Max Bill
Hoping to remain a few days in Amsterdam on return trip from
Helsinki to Dallas next time we visit our son there.
We want to visit the largest flower market in world in Amsterdam.
We want to smell some really magnificent tulips. Visit the Hague. As
much as we can do in 3 days. Saw Stockholm and Malmo last trip.
Summer of 2019? Hope so.

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Art, this is a copy of a reply I made in another thread:


I'll tell you a little something. If you haven't booked a hotel already, now is the time to do so because if you wait, all the better hotels will be fully booked. They keep rooms free for those who just 'wonder in' but they charge up to a 100% above the internet booking price. What will be left are flee bags.

In June, Amsterdam turns into a live spectacle amusement park with streets packed to the brim with (foreign) tourists. Drunk at 11.00 AM already and hoping to score drugs. I kid you not.

Weren't it for your tight schedule I would advise you to visit Haarlem, Leiden or Alkmaar. Tourists, yes but on a much more civilized scale and behaviour. Alkmaar is the cheese town and Leiden is home to the oldest university in The Netherlands (1575).

Coming May, my daughter and myself will travel to Haarlem and pay a visit to the Teylers Museum there and do some shopping. The museum contains antique scientific instruments, books, paintings and has a large fossil collection.

On a final note: Frau is German, in Dutch we say 'mevrouw'. Frau and vrouw are pronounced quite similar, apart from the hard 'f' in Frau There is no Dutch equivalent to Juhanus. -> Market day in Haarlem:






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Frans:
Thanks for the lodging booking "heads up"
Planning to be in Finland for Juhanus, June 21st. Longest day of the year.
So we'll need to book coinciding with that date.

I thot Frau was the same in Dutch as German. How far from Amsterdam
is Rotterdam? Bus or taxi service?

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Frans:
Thanks for the lodging booking "heads up"
Planning to be in Finland for Juhanus, June 21st. Longest day of the year.
So we'll need to book coinciding with that date.

I thot Frau was the same in Dutch as German. How far from Amsterdam
is Rotterdam? Bus or taxi service?

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From Amsterdam Central Station to Rotterdam Central Station it is about 78 kilometres, or 55 minutes by train. From Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station about 60 kilometres or 45 minutes by train, 22 by high speed.

Do not take a taxi unless you are loaded because they will take you for a ride There used to be a bus service, good and inexpensive but that was run by KLM, now I’m not sure if there still is one. Takes too long anyway.
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