cris, Steve, let's keep in mind sample variation. I can (but won't) easily show "examplesSeptember 18 2005 at 9:02 AM
ThomasM (Premier Login thepurist178)
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Response to Thanks very much, chris, and although I did not consciously
that would lead to a complete re ordering of "The Houses"
A big problem (yes, problem) with discussions of this sort is that they tend to encourage readers to draw conclusions that may or may not be correct, IN THE WHOLE.
Dear readers, please feel free to draw your own conclusions, but please bear in mind that with one (or few) samples, any generalization can be "proven" - from the ugliest forms of bigotry - women are inferior to men; ethnic minorities are dangerous and somehow inherently suspect, etc; to the most innocuous, positive feel goods - Dufour is the best, etc.
I have seen specific specimen from Patek that easily rival a Dufour, and I have seen Chopard's that I wouldn't let my dog wear.