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post #10396 of 34712
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

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.

Well, some are, some are not really and some are definitely not.

/M
post #10397 of 34712
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post

Well, some are, some are not really and some are definitely not.
/M

They have only one full mechanical movement, the 9S. Everything else (movement-wise) they make either has a quartz component to it or is outright fully quartz.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you can't really compare the GS to a Swiss watch. GS does things their own way, with their own designs, and movements, none of which even try to go after the Swiss watch market.

For GS to compete against the likes of Rolex or Omega, they need to totally change everything about their company and collection, including the name.
Edited by imageWIS - 2/3/12 at 10:57pm
post #10398 of 34712
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

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.

Any watch repair suggestions?
post #10399 of 34712
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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

Any watch repair suggestions?

Sorry, in which regards? confused.gif
post #10400 of 34712
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Originally Posted by div25sec9 View Post

Did you register just to post this nonsense on here? This is a thread discussing complications and high end watches and you felt it necessary to put up a low quality pic of your Marc Ecko watch? ...give your head a shake...and welcome to the forums

Wow, you're a real turd. Proud of yourself yet?
post #10401 of 34712
altho' I like the story behind the Grand Seiko's dial ... that's cool! Doesn't really make me like the watch any more however. plain.gif
post #10402 of 34712
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post


Wow, you're a real turd. Proud of yourself yet?


 

Good life lesson for everyone: don't be a dick.

 

Applies to styleforum. Applies to life.

post #10403 of 34712
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post


Well, some are, some are not really and some are definitely not.
/M


 

I've slowly been slogging through this entire thread. You have an awesome collection my friend! gdl and zippyh too...oh and medtech expat and ktowngreg....theres a lot of good stuff buried in here

 

got any tips for taking awesome photos of watches?

 

 


Edited by Cylon - 2/4/12 at 7:21am
post #10404 of 34712
You get an A for effort for reading it all...

...and thanks.

/M
post #10405 of 34712
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

They have only one full mechanical movement, the 9S. Everything else (movement-wise) they make either has a quartz component to it or is outright fully quartz.

"The Seiko Spring Drive is a true mechanical watch..."
http://www.timezone.com/library/rdnotebook/200509073623


As far as comparing Seiko to the Swiss:

Seiko Credor Sonnerie:
263

Seiko Credor Eichi
259

I don't even own a Seiko, but they are fully capable of being competitive with the best that the Swiss or Germans have to offer...
post #10406 of 34712
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

"The Seiko Spring Drive is a true mechanical watch..."
http://www.timezone.com/library/rdnotebook/200509073623
As far as comparing Seiko to the Swiss:
Seiko Credor Sonnerie:
263
Seiko Credor Eichi
259
I don't even own a Seiko, but they are fully capable of being competitive with the best that the Swiss or Germans have to offer...

From your TZ link:

271

Is that 100% mechanical? No. I don't care what you call it, it is what is and what it isn't is a fully mechanical movement.

I'm not taking away from GS... they make really cool and very well made watches; however they aren't comparable due to Swiss watches (as a whole concept).

To give you an example, the closest Swiss chrono I can think of to the GS chrono is the Breitling Chronoracer Rattrapante, which is no longer made. It utilized a F. Piguet (Breitling Cal. 69) made quartz movement with a mechanical chrono and rattrapante ébauche. The Chronoracer Rattrapante hasn't been made in many years and was a total flop.

Watch:

263

Movement:

250

GS Chrono:

214

GS 9R86 Spring Drive movement:

339
Edited by imageWIS - 2/4/12 at 11:52am
post #10407 of 34712
^^^ Semantics aside, the Spring Drive movement is fundamentally different from traditional mechanical movements in that it is not operating by a spring-driven balance wheel. Rather, it is regulated by an electrically powered circuit. Yes, there is no battery, but i think it is nonetheless a stretch to call such a device purely "mechanical."
post #10408 of 34712
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

^^^ Semantics aside, the Spring Drive movement is fundamentally different from traditional mechanical movements in that it is not operating by a spring-driven balance wheel. Rather, it is regulated by an electrically powered circuit. Yes, there is no battery, but i think it is nonetheless a stretch to call such a device purely "mechanical."

Even so... the Sonnerie and Eichi are purely mechanical by your definition.
post #10409 of 34712
Has anyone seen the new-ish JLC Master Eight Days Perpetual in SS? I've been wanting to get a perpetual in stainless, but there are no JLC dealers near me so I haven't seen one in person yet. I'm not sure if I like the updated dial design versus the older Eight Day Perpetual, but the previous model doesn't come in SS, and the rose gold version seems a bit spendy.

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Edited by antikantian - 2/4/12 at 1:38pm
post #10410 of 34712
^ wow that's nice! I like...
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