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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



For those that need a translation:
Sheeple = portmanteau of sheep and people
GO = Glashutte Original
GS = Grand Seiko

For those that want an opinion... although GS makes a great watch the finishing on the movement and dials of a GO is still better.

I have no beef at all with GO - they make lovely watches, and definately feel like a luxury product. However, I am not sure that I agree with you that the finishing on the dial and movement of a GO is superior to a GS.

I own a GS and have attached a couple of phots, taken below from my iPhone (quality is not the best, sorry), with a view to trying (not very successfully perhaps) to capture the quality of the finish. The dial, including the batton markers and hands, are highly polished.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to compare my GS with the current model DateJust (with smooth bezel and oyster bracelet) and thought that my GS was clearly superior to the Rolex, in terms of finishing.

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apologies if this is the wrong spot for this, but..

which max bill? i was always partial to the numbered version, but the pure simplicity of the alternative has got me thinking.

the numbered version is a little less formal, right? maybe that's what seals it for me.

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My Mk XV on new 'boots' - cordovan strap in cognac:

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Beautitful IWC...I love the chrono but find them too large for my 7.25 wrist with my sweetspot being between 36-42mm. I prefer the smaller vintage IWC Portugieser Automatic Ref. 3531.
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This is a gorgeous watch.

 

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I have no beef at all with GO - they make lovely watches, and definately feel like a luxury product. However, I am not sure that I agree with you that the finishing on the dial and movement of a GO is superior to a GS.
I own a GS and have attached a couple of phots, taken below from my iPhone (quality is not the best, sorry), with a view to trying (not very successfully perhaps) to capture the quality of the finish. The dial, including the batton markers and hands, are highly polished.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to compare my GS with the current model DateJust (with smooth bezel and oyster bracelet) and thought that my GS was clearly superior to the Rolex, in terms of finishing.
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Agreed. My colleague has a GS and I have personally handled a few of their models and compared these to GO. GO is overly praised for its pricepoint.

I only pointed out the unbiased favouritism that the forum has for GO. It makes you all sound like sheep following a shepard. Very funny.

To the person that stated that I own a GP, yes I do. Now what was yoour point about it not being on top of the food chain?

The lack originality in this thread is very very comforting to me. Good to know the amount of thinking going on.
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Originally Posted by whyme? View Post

apologies if this is the wrong spot for this, but..
which max bill? i was always partial to the numbered version, but the pure simplicity of the alternative has got me thinking.
the numbered version is a little less formal, right? maybe that's what seals it for me.
027-3500-00-big.jpg
027-3501-00-big.jpg

have u also considered Nomos?
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^ i sure have but out of my price range, unfortunately. this is it!
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post


I have no beef at all with GO - they make lovely watches, and definately feel like a luxury product. However, I am not sure that I agree with you that the finishing on the dial and movement of a GO is superior to a GS.
I own a GS and have attached a couple of phots, taken below from my iPhone (quality is not the best, sorry), with a view to trying (not very successfully perhaps) to capture the quality of the finish. The dial, including the batton markers and hands, are highly polished.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to compare my GS with the current model DateJust (with smooth bezel and oyster bracelet) and thought that my GS was clearly superior to the Rolex, in terms of finishing.


That's a really nice looking watch but you cannot argue that the movement is nicer than this

 

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02_l.jpg and grand-seiko-caliber-9s64-manual-movement.jpg

vs

Glashutte_Original_movement_kaliber_90.jpg and glashutte-3.jpg



Is there a Grand Seiko that looks like these?

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Agreed. My colleague has a GS and I have personally handled a few of their models and compared these to GO. GO is overly praised for its pricepoint.
I only pointed out the unbiased favouritism that the forum has for GO. It makes you all sound like sheep following a shepard. Very funny.
To the person that stated that I own a GP, yes I do. Now what was yoour point about it not being on top of the food chain?
The lack originality in this thread is very very comforting to me. Good to know the amount of thinking going on.

Really? Does it help you sleep at night too?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

02_l.jpg and grand-seiko-caliber-9s64-manual-movement.jpg
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Glashutte_Original_movement_kaliber_90.jpg and glashutte-3.jpg
Is there a Grand Seiko that looks like these?
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No.

Also, the bottom left GO movement: manual wind rattrapante chronograph icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Those GO movements are very nicely decorated - and superior to my GS, or any other GS I have seen. Happy to concede that. I remain unconvinced that the finish, apart from the movement, is superior to GS - not to say that it isn't very nice. As I said in my earlier post, I have no beef with GO.
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Has anyone bought a strap from Sirtoli? I need a strap for my 1959 Omega Seamaster manual wind and have not been able to find anything that impresses me.

Since the watch is 36mm, a small grain Alligator (below) would be ideal as to not overpower the watch.

Suggestions?

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I have a few Sirtoli straps, they are nice.
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