Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/17

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Subject: Re: [Leica] wristwatches
From: Dan Cardish <>
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 16:53:07 -0400

How can you expect a watch to keep proper time if it is installed in
anything less than 18K gold?

Dan C.

At 09:26 PM 17-09-00 +0100, Simon Coates wrote:
>Have a look in the current catalogue, Chronolog 2000 - here they are writing
>about the fact that they are the first watch manaufacturer to produce all
>their watches as official chronometers.  This is a change from previous
>years, where only the solid 18K gold watches were official chronometers.
>The others were simply manufactured to chronometer standards, so I suppose
>Breitling decided to prove their product quality by making their watches
>official chronometers, with very little extra manufacturing costs.