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Roger Smith Series 2 Open Dial

| By Frank Geelen | 1 min read |

Master watch maker Roger Smith recently released an open dial version of his Series 2. A perfect example of the very finest in British watchmaking!

The first time I met Roger Smith was in 2007 and his speech for a group of collectors, totally opened my eyes for independent watchmaking. Before that speech I knew a bit, after the speech I was ‘infected’ and this made search for more information about independent watchmakers. For this collectors meeting, Roger brought his Series 2 for us to admire. But first a photo of his new masterpiece, the Series 2 Open Dial.

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Based on his Series 2 (see photo below) Roger Smith made an open dial version to expose what British watchmaking is all about. Him being a student of the legendary George Daniels, inventor of the co-axial escapement now used by Omega, he learned how to make a watch entirely by hand.

The new Roger Smith Series 2 Open Dial is slightly bigger is size and has a diameter of 40mm. Of course I could write a lot about such a beautiful watch, but there’s nothing like getting everything about the watch explained by the master himself. The video is almost 6:30 minutes.

There are some excellent posts about Series 2, made by Felipe Jordão, moderator of the Timezone Independent Horology forum. If you like to read more about the fine art of British watchmaking, Roger Smith and this beautiful hand-made watch, Felipe’s posts are a joy to read.

In 2006 Felipe visits Roger Smith at the Isle of Man, Roger Smith’s home base. In 2007 his own Series 2 arrives and here is an extensive review of the Roger Smith Series 2.

To wrap it up a wrist shot of the Roger Smith Series 2.

To get in contact you can contact Roger Smith through his website.

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