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post #17401 of 39108
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Aside from the predictably pedestrian GS styling and that gawd-awful gothic font GS logo/script, IMO the snowflake texture dial will date in a bad way, not unlike the "linen" or textured dials from the 70s.

Final nail for me is the movement view through the see through caseback - they should just have covered that up with steel.

Dino - even in Asia they are not popular watches. Really only, at best, so-so popular in Japan as well TBH.
This is true. That seriously WTF!? blackletter font (twice, no less) the presence of Arial on the dials of most models make GS absolutely unwearable for me. On the other hand, I read books on typography for fun. dontknow.gif
post #17402 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


I read books on typography for fun. dontknow.gif

 

It is that kind of special madness that makes this thread so fascinating. :)

post #17403 of 39108

Like the strap.

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Originally Posted by D M B View Post

 Wearing the Sea Dweller today

 

post #17404 of 39108
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It is that kind of special madness that makes this thread so fascinating. smile.gif
Oops, I thought it was Arial from other photos. Now that I can see the text clearly, it looks more like Akzidenz-Grotesk to me, which is infinitely better than Arial — but only because Arial rates a zero so quite literally any other choice except something like Papyrus or Comic Sans would also be infinitely better. I still have no idea why they'd use it in conjunction with a blackletter bastarda lettering style that's associated most closely with Cistercian monks in eastern France during the middle ages.

I'm sure it's well-made and everything, but this thing is a typographic mess:

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post #17405 of 39108
Put my 18k GMT on a Hodinkee strap, and changed to an old brown bezelinsert with a nice shiny brownpurplish patina. I know for a fact that this patina was the result of a short period in the last owner´s oven, and not years and years of sun bleaching lol8[1].gif

I like the result quite a lot better than the previous configuration of black bezel insert and croco strap satisfied.gif

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post #17406 of 39108
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Originally Posted by lexmann View Post


I only own a quartz Grand Seiko because I am not really into those manual winding, how many jewels,...One thing I can say is the finishing on GS is BETTER than a Rolex (compared to my friend's Explorer II). The reason why I like GS is that this line is very subtle, but of very high quality.

Type no more, buy iticon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


Edited by ant702 - 1/29/13 at 4:56am
post #17407 of 39108
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Put my 18k GMT on a Hodinkee strap, and changed to an old brown bezelinsert with a nice shiny brownpurplish patina. I know for a fact that this patina was the result of a short period in the last owner´s oven, and not years and years of sun bleaching lol8[1].gif

I like the result quite a lot better than the previous configuration of black bezel insert and croco strap satisfied.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Fantastic. It was actually your photo of that watch on black NATO in this thread about three years ago that directly led to me getting a GMT. I bet it looks amazing on the wrist.
post #17408 of 39108
Just got this, the 40th anniversary royal oak

post #17409 of 39108
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Originally Posted by jkiu View Post

Just got this, the 40th anniversary royal oak

When did they make a skeleton for this model?

post #17410 of 39108
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

When did they make a skeleton for this model?

The skeleton model in SS and RG have been around for a while, just very limited numbers are produced each year. This specific watch is a limited edition of 40 pieces in platinum for the royal oak's 40th anniversary.
post #17411 of 39108
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Put my 18k GMT on a Hodinkee strap, and changed to an old brown bezelinsert with a nice shiny brownpurplish patina. I know for a fact that this patina was the result of a short period in the last owner´s oven, and not years and years of sun bleaching lol8[1].gif

I like the result quite a lot better than the previous configuration of black bezel insert and croco strap satisfied.gif

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Definitley, not boringicon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #17412 of 39108
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Originally Posted by jkiu View Post


The skeleton model in SS and RG have been around for a while, just very limited numbers are produced each year. This specific watch is a limited edition of 40 pieces in platinum for the royal oak's 40th anniversary.

Looks futuristic, sorry I killed the watch bug, now I spectate! Platinum, fantastic, dont want to read the cost though, I dont need a heart attack! Awsome watchworship2.gif  

post #17413 of 39108
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Definitley, not boringicon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Must politely disagree.
post #17414 of 39108
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Originally Posted by Fang66 View Post


Must politely disagree.

You mean If I said it sucked then you will agree? Why? Because it doesnt look original? You gotta be an artist to see why this works! I'm not an brown strap type of guy either ,I would have gone for a black! But, you gotta admit it spices things up abitsmile.gif

post #17415 of 39108
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Originally Posted by jkiu View Post

Just got this, the 40th anniversary royal oak

 

Wow. I've got to say that I'm not a fan of AP RO, but if I saw this one in the flesh I'd definitely look and examine. 

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