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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ok, i found one that you can kinda make out the watch in. cropped from a pic when i took my daughter to her first day of school.
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my pleasure. watches are something i really have a passion for, and i like nothing more than spreading that love. i really aught to check out this thread more often.
im glad i was able to explain that in a way you found to be helpful.
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nice ..thanks for sharing that pic! I agree, I really like this thread. 50% of my posts came from this thread I think.....
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post


Totally agree--but what? There aren't many entry-level complications on a watch other than a chronograph. Maybe I am just being a brat but I don't think classify a date window as a complication. If you are willing to spend a bit more then you can get a moon phase or alarm function, but minute repeaters, perpetual calendar, and of course tourbillon forget about em unless you wanna shell out some serious cash
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Understood, although I thought you could get a moonphase for the price range this JLC is in.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

... I personally despise winders so I keep all my watches in a box or simply on my side table. ....

Interesting; I have heard watchmakers say that these tend to wear the watch out. Is that the reason for your dislike or are there other factors involved?
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Originally Posted by Lonneker View Post

Understood, although I thought you could get a moonphase for the price range this JLC is in.
Interesting; I have heard watchmakers say that these tend to wear the watch out. Is that the reason for your dislike or are there other factors involved?

I wouldn't use a winder unless I own like 2-3x perpetual calender watches and maybe some moonphase. I mean other then that, it would literally just take me less than a min to set my watch up anyway. This is including me hoping on my computer and type in "time.gov"....
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Thread Starter 
I just think they're awkward, generally pretty ugly and a waste of money IMO. I have one somewhere in a storage closet, cannot stand that thing.
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oh yeah speaking of ugly. some of them are kinda loud lol.....
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speaking of PR. mmmmm Grand Seiko Snowflake :

Suwa is almost dead center in the middle of Japan, and because of this, the humidity level is lower than in other parts of the country. Because of this lower humidity, the snow fall during the winter is very light and airy. This allows the wind to sculpt the snow lying on the ground to make beautiful patterns. They set out to create a dial which resembled this light snow fall and patterns. In this, the SBGA011 Grand Seiko “Snowflake” was born. It is a unique 6 step process to replicate the snowfall in the dial. While the most complex dial in the Grand Seiko line takes 12 steps to complete, this “Snowflake” still one of the most intricate dials in the series.

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I would like GS a whole lot more if they would change that "GS Grand Seiko" font front and center.

 

Little bit of subtlety would go a long way.

 

Seiko & Grand Seiko on the dial strikes me as something from the "Department of Redundancy Department"

 

Otherwise, its a beautiful watch. I am not one of those people who look down on Seiko watches because they are non-Swiss. Seiko is a true watchmaker with a real heritage.

post #10388 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post


I would like GS a whole lot more if they would change that "GS Grand Seiko" font front and center.

haha yeah that would really help.
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Thread Starter 
Can we make Cylon moderator of this thread? The dedication is fantastic - 82% or your posts are in this thread fistbump.gif
post #10390 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I remember that the hairspring had to be replaced and he could not find one for my watch so he had an omish guy make one. Could that be part of the problem?
I found my service records...last service was May of 2010 and here is what was done:
His email says, "Watch is complete and it's amazing. We totally refinished the case for you, serviced the movement, hairspring was replaced, new genuine crystal with the silver/white spacer and regulated. Running about 8 seconds slow at full wind. Not going to mess with it further than that. This is a vintage piece and there is just only so much you can do."

Well, the watch only lasting 8-10 hours is almost certainly an issue with the mainspring and the hairspring would not affect how long the watch is wound up for. In terms of its going rate (-8 seconds), it could definitely be an issue with the hairspring, however, it could also be an issue with the mainspring acting on the hairspring combined with bad adjustments (i.e. the watch wasn't adjusted properly).

The best thing is to get the mainspring fixed, and then worry about the going rate.
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I don't have enough money for watches AND clothes biggrin.gif

 

Gap khakis, Old Navy t-shirt...and a patek philippe

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I would like GS a whole lot more if they would change that "GS Grand Seiko" font front and center.

Little bit of subtlety would go a long way.

Seiko & Grand Seiko on the dial strikes me as something from the "Department of Redundancy Department"

Otherwise, its a beautiful watch. I am not one of those people who look down on Seiko watches because they are non-Swiss. Seiko is a true watchmaker with a real heritage.

I think apart from the Seiko name and Japanese stigma (not that I agree with it), I think another issue with GS's is that they aren't fully mechanical watches.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I don't have enough money for watches AND clothes biggrin.gif

Gap khakis, Old Navy t-shirt...and a patek philippe

hahah I been on this forum for almost 4 years now. I think I stop buying clothes in 2009......
post #10394 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I don't have enough money for watches AND clothes biggrin.gif

Gap khakis, Old Navy t-shirt...and a patek philippe

Thats a much better investment than: Kiton suit, Charvet shirt and a Casio watch.
post #10395 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

I have a vintage GP that was doing the same thing...wouldn't make it thru the night without being wound again. I had it fixed just recently (about 2 weeks ago); replaced the mainspring and had it tuned up. Since then it has been running great and the power reserve is much longer now.

Sounds about right. Almost always when it comes to a standard movement (i.e. no fusee chain or other 'extras'), if it doesn't last for more than a few hours, its an issue with the mainspring. Unfortunately, the two most fragile parts in a mechanical watch are the hair and mainspring and both tend also to be the hardest to adjust and repair.
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