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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:13 pm 
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These watch makers have just come to my attention. I have not been aware of them before today, but there again I don't get out much. They both have some nice pieces in their offer.

An interesting British makers is ElliotBrown http://www.elliotbrownwatches.com/

The BLOXWORTH looks reasonably priced with some very fine features and use of matt/satin finishes for that military feel.

I believe Autodromo is an American company, but I could be wrong. http://www.autodromo.com/

The Prototipo looks well priced and familiar in some ways.

Anyone own one of these, or have been up close and personal? What are they like?

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The Elliot Brown pieces are quite nice..................but why the heck call it the 'Bloxworth'? The Autodromo are nicely retro but not for me........................................'Bloxworth'? Crikey!!!

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Autodromo looks to me like a Paneraiesque marketing effort with some of the secret sauce TAG seems to have lost along the way. Godspeed to them if they succeed in giving it substance... Its a bit artificial now but we all need to beginn somewhere. I could see that working out in the long run.

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I REALLY like the vintage look of some of those Autodromo pieces, but the Japanese mecha-quartz is an instant turn-off for me. I could deal with a Japanese auto (if the price is right), but not the mecha-quartz. Shame really.

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zak57 wrote:
The Elliot Brown pieces are quite nice..................but why the heck call it the 'Bloxworth'? The Autodromo are nicely retro but not for me........................................'Bloxworth'? Crikey!!!


Yes, the only thing Bloxworth conjures up in my mind is a mythical RAF airfield in Kent used by Spitfire squadrons. Or am I letting my imagination get the better of me! :roll:

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Well that would have some cachet at least......or 'Scampton' or even 'Witteriing'.

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zak57 wrote:
Well that would have some cachet at least......or 'Scampton' or even 'Witteriing'.


Or Uxbridge, or Biggin Hill. :wink: Yes, my imagination is on fire.

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