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Three-quarter plates, boring or beautiful?

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Three-quarter plates, boring or beautiful?

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  1. 19eightyeight

    19eightyeight Member

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    Three-quarter plates come to mind when talking about German watchmaking. However, it had its roots in traditional English watchmaking. It's application improves on the watch's stability, among other benefits. However it covers most of the movement, usually leaving only the balance and escapement visible. Curious if the gentlemen in here find it boring or beautiful?

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    Personally like to see moving parts. That's the core and also the reason why there are so many skeleton watches out there. But to be fair, there is still a quiet beauty to it no doubt.
     
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    that is true! which is what i found interesting... traditionally connoisseurs pursued skeleton watches to admire more intricacies, but the three quarter plate still has its strong following. clearly a case of less is more at play here?
     
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    I wasn't aware the three-quarter plate was used before German watchmaking. I thought it was born in 1864 courtesy of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, and in March 1875 he was awarded a US patent for it. Ref: https://www.alange-soehne.com/en/news-and-more/style-defining-f-a-langes-three-quarter-plate/

    From a cultural perspective, I can certainly understand the German overriding preference for functional stability, rigidity and reliability. However, there is also aesthetic merit to the three-quarter plate, intentional or not, I'm not sure. The Japanese Zen aesthetic principle of Yugen (幽玄), which is of profundity or suggestion rather than revelation. A Japanese garden, for example, can be said to be a collection of subtleties and symbolic elements. Photographers and designers can surely think of many ways to visually imply more by not showing the whole, that is, showing more by showing less.
     
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    The three quarter plate certainly had a function before, but with modern design techniques, the use of the three quarter plate may have been arguably relegated to a heritage merit of past German efforts.

    Nonetheless, I view it as an alternative expression to the usual use of bridges. German watchmakers, such as A Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original have also offered us glimpses into the parts behind the three quarter plate, via clever cutaways and the occasional gears that are deliberately channeled above the three quarter plate.
     
  6. 19eightyeight

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    not unlike sexy lingerie i guess hahaha. :p
     
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    Yeah but these additions are mainly applied only on higher end/complicated pieces. However, i do agree that the three quarter plate has its allure. especially on well patina-ed german silver.
     
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    Personally, i find the three-quarter plate very masculine, and robust looking. It looks like it was build to last. It gives me a completely different emotion as compared to the style of the Swiss. Definitely not boring, my 2 cents.
     
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    An undecorated three-quarter plate... boring?

    Perhaps.

    A three-quarter plate with chamfered edges, made of German silver with golden-yellow patina, decorated with Glashutte ribbing and rubies set in gold chatons secured by heat-blued screws... boring?

    NEVER!
     
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    Well considering all else equal, this is pretty much a preference of bridges vs plates. Agree with Turban, its a different style that invokes very different emotions.

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    This has basically all the elements mentioned, minus the blued screws securing the chatons. I can only speak for myself but I think the Swiss style has more details for the eye to admire.
     
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    Yup... especially when they tease you by just revealing a little bit more... and perhaps a sexy tat at the right place...

    https://instagram.com/p/BFz1kpWOJkG/
     
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    that's a really beautiful shot, any idea if the engraved texts on the plate is done by hand or machine?
     
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    Thanks buddy. The text on the 3/4 plate is engraved by a machine.
     
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    Came across this 19th century IWC pocket with a beautiful three-quarter plate. Sometimes less can indeed be more.

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    Beautiful! I went to read up more on this! It seems that 3/4 plates were fairly popular during that era!
     
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    The gold chatons were meant to make it easier to replace jewels, however as watchmaking technology, reliability and precision improved, chatons have hardly any use anymore apart from staying true to tradition and maybe aesthetical beauty. Do the bros in here think chatons should still be used if they don't bring forth any functional purpose anymore?
     
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