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D.Freemont: The D Stands for Deals!

Posted on 30 May 2006 by John Biggs

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D.Freemont is selling some nice Davosas for a little bit of nothing. The movements in there are worth the price of admission alone:

1 – 38mm manual wind, view back, Peseux 7001 movement -
very good condition $235

2 – 42mm manual wind, view back, Unitas 6498 movement – excellent – $245

3 – 44mm auto wind, view back, ETA 25 jewel movement – exceptional – $255

Take a look. We can’t recommend David and Davosa enough.

Davosa Sale – Scroll Down [D.Freemont]

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Review – D.Freemont Sapphire Power Reserve Diver

Posted on 28 March 2006 by John Biggs

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It is rare to find a U.S. watchmaker who cares as much about his products as David McReady of D.Freemont watches. In a market full of cheap quartz and high profits, McCready is what is known in the business as a “nice guy” and a “shrewd businessman.”

The latest piece in his collection, the D.Freemont Sapphire Power Reserve Diver, caught my eye immediately. Strangely enough, it’s not a beefy diver nor does it look like it belongs on the dashboard of a semi. Instead, it is a staid, clever piece using a high-quality 2892 ETA movement and two excellent complications rouded out by a strong aesthetic that harkens from another, simpler era.

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An Interview with David McCready

Posted on 28 March 2006 by John Biggs

images.jpegDavid McCready got into the watch business by accident. His father, a renowned engineer who built some of the first microwave systems, was an inveterate collector of arcane electronics. One day, when McCready was a boy, the son of a jeweler accidentally rang the wrong doorbell. McCready answered and the man peeked in and was amazed at the equipment that filled the McCready’s house. The jeweler’s son followed in McCready’s father’s footsteps and became and expert in electronics. McCready followed in the jeweler’s footsteps — at the age of 13 McCready took up the loupe and watch knife. The rest, as they say, is history.

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