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Much better alternative.


I'm not sure. I think the YM looks better. More rugged and nicer case.
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The GO would be a clear winner over the YM in my mind if they changed the hands. One of my pet peeves for watches are stubby hands; they look unrefined to me.
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My IWC mkxvi spitfire chrono on rubber strap:
post #514 of 48312
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I don't like either actually. As much as I love GO's Pano series and some of their other dress watches (a couple Senator are nice), I find their attempts at sports watches quite unsuccessful. The only sports GO that I like are the pilot watches (Navigator)
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My IWC mkxvi spitfire chrono on rubber strap
Why did you go for spitfire vs classic?
post #516 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
I'm not sure. I think the YM looks better. More rugged and nicer case.

Doesn't it have a platinum bezel?
post #517 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post
Good call.

The black dial version is great. Haven't seen the GMT in person yet but I think it could be even better.

Yah the black is nice looking (but, since he had the silver up..ya know).
The GMT is my favorite sport watch and on a bracelet is heavy so I would get it with the black nylon band with red stitching.
post #518 of 48312
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I don't like either actually. As much as I love GO's Pano series and some of their other dress watches (a couple Senator are nice), I find their attempts at sports watches quite unsuccessful. The only sports GO that I like are the pilot watches (Navigator)

I was in Wempe on Friday and they have the new Senator 60s in........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................amazing.
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(from Michael Sander on TimeZone)


And the new XL series
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Why did you go for spitfire vs classic?
I like the raised numerals and sharper look of the spitfire over the more utilitarian and militaristic classic fliegerchronograph.
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Is that the Thom Browne approved watch?

Methinks modern watches are a bit too large to be Thom Browne-approved. '60s watches were relatively small in proportion to today's behemoths.
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Is that the Thom Browne approved watch?

Methinks modern watches are a bit too large to be Thom Browne-approved. '60s watches were relatively small in proportion to today's behemoths.
I have a early 60s Audemars Piguet that belonged to my sainted father, and a modern VC of the same style (plain gold case, second hand, no date) and they are almost identical in size. I much prefer a small, simple gold watch to the modern monstrosities as well. I have a sport watch, but I don't wear it much even with casual clothes.
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I have a early 60s Audemars Piguet that belonged to my sainted father, and a modern VC of the same style (plain gold case, second hand, no date) and they are almost identical in size. I much prefer a small, simple gold watch to the modern monstrosities as well. I have a sport watch, but I don't wear it much even with casual clothes.
How large is the diameter? I suspect it's about 34mm? My circa 1949 18k Omega is 34mm and it's a nice size though for dressier watches, I feel 29mm is perfect.
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They are 32 and 33 mm.
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According to the website, the Glashutte Senators are 39mm.
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