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@Renault78law

 

Love the Senator Sixties. It's got just the right touch of retro-whimsy in the typeface of the numerals without going full-on Franck Muller. I like to think about how much time G.O. executives spent considering and debating typefaces before settling on the sweeping, almost-calligraphic, numerals they ultimately chose.

 

I do like many of the brand's pieces, particularly the off-beat PanoMaticLunar, though I can see how - as Mimo says - some of the designs most certainly seem A Lange-derived. But that's hardly a deal breaker for many. Watch companies often riff off of each others' designs ad nauseam.

 

The name recognition certainly isn't there with G.O. like many brands, though I find that watch aficionados generally respect the choice as one that demonstrates character. I tend to think of G.O. as a great value and an excellent non-Swiss choice that flies under the radar of most while delivering unmistakeable quality and refinement.

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Also, impulsive obscure gift for my beloved....INCOMING!

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Also, impulsive obscure gift for my beloved....INCOMING!


Getting my beloved a not so impulsive gift as well, for Mother's Day. Not a watch. Even the brushed finish of her 116610LV shows magnificent signs of wear at only about a year old - but that cerachrom bezel still looks perfect.

Just some wallet to replace her old one. Heh.
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Your Frillyvolous purchases do rather put mine in the shadow.  But...

 

Impulsive obscure gift for myself....INCOMING!

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That's the great thing about this thread.  One minute Frilly is buying out Patek Philippe, the next TC's dripping in gold and Range Rovers, and yet someone can show genuine curiosity and appreciation for a vintage piece or simple mechanical beater that costs less than a used pair of shoes.

 

Naturally, my incoming purchases are at the used shoes end of the spectrum in price.  But they are interesting, of that I am confident.  And colourful.  :)

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I'm wearing something that looks like a $500 watch today.

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Ha!  Not to me, my friend (and I love the original "Heimat" designation instead of the Internet Explorer home page tribute!).

 

That is a fabulous watch.

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Thanks, I love it. I've actually been working a lot with the UK recently and have been getting a lot of use out of it at the office recently. I find it extremely easy to read at a glance in terms of dual timezone.

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That's the great thing about this thread.  One minute Frilly is buying out Patek Philippe, the next TC's dripping in gold and Range Rovers, and yet someone can show genuine curiosity and appreciation for a vintage piece or simple mechanical beater that costs less than a used pair of shoes.

Naturally, my incoming purchases are at the used shoes end of the spectrum in price.  But they are interesting, of that I am confident.  And colourful.  smile.gif
New straps??

Sistem51???
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Beautiful NOMOS - is that strap OEM?

also - I echo the sentiment that GO is a great brand. I've heard nothing but glow from owners. I particularly like the Senator Sixties Date, and it's on my short list. Your watch looks great!
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There might be new straps ordered in parallel, if I can be sure of the lug widths, but no Swatches involved!

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I'd appreciate some comments on my GO which is running 7 years strong. It needed some service about a year ago when the crown inexplicably broke. It has a lot of sentimental value to me, but I don't know too much about the house or the movement.

Very nice!  Definitely, a model I would consider if I were shopping for a GO.  Enjoy it!

 

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Also, impulsive obscure gift for my beloved....INCOMING!

No hints?

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Beautiful NOMOS - is that strap OEM?

No, it's a CF Navy Croc. Same specs as the OEM cordovan strap in terms of dimensions and shape.

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There might be new straps ordered in parallel, if I can be sure of the lug widths, but no Swatches involved!
I tried....they were my two best guesses with the "colorful" hint. haha
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