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Old 01-21-2020, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ulysse Nardin Freak neXt Oscillateur

It uses "Blades" instead of a balance wheel to eliminate poise error which keeps the amplitude of the oscillator constant in any position!

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Now that is crazy cool Accutronitis, and I love how he actually had that
model there to help give us a better feel, or understanding of things.

Ulysee Nardin always seems to stun you with not only their watches,
but their ideas, and innovations. It's so fun to see. Thanks very much
for the look, and post !!!
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Now that is crazy cool Accutronitis, and I love how he actually had that
model there to help give us a better feel, or understanding of things.

Ulysee Nardin always seems to stun you with not only their watches,
but their ideas, and innovations. It's so fun to see. Thanks very much
for the look, and post !!!
Thanks, one of the many benefits of that is it eliminates two of the four friction contact points of the two cap jewels that the balance wheel pinion "rides" in...

The fact that the Accutron tuning fork had only one anchor point and no friction points of contact other than the indexing jewel on the indexing wheel are one of the many reasons no balance wheel watch could match its accuracy back then...
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Thanks, one of the many benefits of that is it eliminates two of the four friction contact points of the two cap jewels that the balance wheel pinion "rides" in...

The fact that the Accutron tuning fork had only one anchor point and no friction points of contact other than the indexing jewel on the indexing wheel are one of the many reasons no balance wheel watch could match its accuracy back then...

Thank YOU for the explanation of everything. It sure is amazing learning
of these new advancements, but then also learning of the old ones as well.

I mean it's 2020 now, and Accutron's tuning fork use, and innovation
happened how many years ago?! ..It's all pretty spectacular really.
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All can see is $$$$$$$$$ Cool concept though!
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Thank YOU for the explanation of everything. It sure is amazing learning
of these new advancements, but then also learning of the old ones as well.

I mean it's 2020 now, and Accutron's tuning fork use, and innovation
happened how many years ago?! ..It's all pretty spectacular really.
Well the tuning fork was not without its shortcomings, It too did suffer from a small amount of poise error in two positions, Fork up and fork down, But face up, face down, or fork to either side the poise error was zero...


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All can see is $$$$$$$$$ Cool concept though!
Ya that multi-blade arrangement can't be cheap the manufacturer at all, I'd really like to see how that is done!
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Well the tuning fork was not without its shortcomings, It too did suffer from a small amount of poise error in two positions, Fork up and fork down, But face up, face down, or fork to either side the poise error was zero...


Ya that multi-blade arrangement can't be cheap the manufacturer at all, I'd really like to see how that is done!

What's so incredible Accutronitis, is how those shortcomings were
evidently very small, and not a big deal. It's ridiculously impressive
when you stop, and think about it, and really was, and still is so
groundbreaking.

Even compared to today's advancements it seems.
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Everytimr I hear this brand name. the name of U S Grant pops into my mind.
Nary a thing in common.

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Everytimr I hear this brand name. the name of U S Grant pops into my mind.
Nary a thing in common.

Lou Snutt
Ya Grant is the first thing that pops into my head as well!

Ulysse S Grant is what always comes to mind...
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Thanks for the info. I always admired them, they are above my
pay grade though
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Thanks for the info. I always admired them, they are above my
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Mine too...
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I was look at this the other day. Amazing! Plus even in this day and age when everything is becoming digital, still watch makers find new and mind boggling ways to amaze us. That is true craftsmanship at work.
I can only drool over my phone's screen watch these kind of watches but you have to still have to appreciate it.

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I was look at this the other day. Amazing! Plus even in this day and age when everything is becoming digital, still watch makers find new and mind boggling ways to amaze us. That is true craftsmanship at work.
I can only drool over my phone's screen watch these kind of watches but you have to still have to appreciate it.

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Couldn't have said it better!
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