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post #21331 of 34778
Damn I need one of those.
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Actually, Puffy, nobody here likes that watch at all.  The last hundred pages or so are full of sharp criticism and visceral loathing.

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A Sellita movement, but still, a pretty handsome face (and display back) for a mint-condition $1195, Raymond Weil Maestro:

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Any knocks on the Sellita movement? I thought there was little difference to an ETA.
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ETA or not, can't really grumble at that price, and I find a lot of RWs designs quite pleasing - including this one.  I used to have a quartz Tango that I bought years ago, and although I passed it on a while back, I always liked the look of it.

 

Maybe this is heresy, but I don't see anything wrong about buying an ETA-powered watch in the hundreds of dollars if the aesthetic is appealing to you.  It's the designer stuff that costs thousands but still has the same, or a barely-modifed, movement, that seems dishonest and bad value to me.  

post #21336 of 34778
Someone mentioned the idea of a sensible casual watch. Here's the casual watch equivalent of sensible shoes:

post #21337 of 34778
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

ETA or not, can't really grumble at that price, and I find a lot of RWs designs quite pleasing - including this one.  I used to have a quartz Tango that I bought years ago, and although I passed it on a while back, I always liked the look of it.

Maybe this is heresy, but I don't see anything wrong about buying an ETA-powered watch in the hundreds of dollars if the aesthetic is appealing to you.  It's the designer stuff that costs thousands but still has the same, or a barely-modifed, movement, that seems dishonest and bad value to me.  

People seem to knock Sellita because the company is Chinese owned. I think the reality is the regardless of management style they're going to be pulled into making quality ebauches by market demand as ETA continues to withdraw product. Sellita should consider making a copy of the Lemania 5100, as Sinn and Tutima have been excreting bricks adapting the 7750 to the center minute chrono format and apparently they're having trouble meeting demand. Right now the only other center minute chrono movement available (apart from the 5 and 6 figure specials is a quartz I think.

IWC and Sinn are starting to use Sellita movements. That's allowed Sinn to make this one and sell it for a little over a grand. It's a nice looking piece, no other plain pilot watches available with a countdown bezel I know of.

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Someone mentioned the idea of a sensible casual watch. Here's the casual watch equivalent of sensible shoes:

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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

This is en route from Lucerne to me as of this morning...



Forgive my ignorance, but what is this?
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

IWC and Sinn are starting to use Sellita movements. That's allowed Sinn to make this one and sell it for a little over a grand. It's a nice looking piece, no other plain pilot watches available with a countdown bezel I know of.


Stowa has a new one witha countdown bezel as part of the TESTAF program. I am a big fan of the overall look of the 104.
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is this?

an annual calendar. day, date and month are signified by dots on the 3 circular scales.
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Forgive my ignorance, but what is this?

http://www.ochsundjunior.ch/watches/annual-calendar/design/
post #21343 of 34778
Congrats scottcw!

Perhaps one day in the future I'll join you with a moonphase.
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Congrats scottcw!

Perhaps one day in the future I'll join you with a moonphase.

I fear that this is a slippery slope. I am already saving for a moon phase and I think the Due Ore is the best GMT design I have seen, so that may be my third.
post #21345 of 34778
LO is a genius!
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