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Anyway, back to ETA vs X: I think the question is more like whether it's worth paying 900-1500 for a base ETA over 3-500 for Miyota, if everything else is equal.

Emotionally, I'm quite drawn to the reliable universality of ETA, and that its humble standard is trusted by many much more expensive makers. But I wonder, do they also choose it more because of the consistent "Swiss made" brand?

At that price proposition, I'd pick Miyota. ETA wouldn't be "double" so good. Example: I have a ETA Tissot (at about 450€) and a 7750 Chrono (at about 700€). I did look into the 500€ Autodromo with Miyota but decided to skip, not mostly because of movement but because it lacked differentiation at that price. At 250€ I'd probably have given it a go just for fun. Original Black Bays at 2k€ with ETA, sorry but no, then you need something more interesting.
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Purchased my first Grand Seiko and it is simply the best watch I have ever owned or handled, bar none. I cannot believe these don't retail for 2x what they go for, and the deals one can get on the secondary market are simply crazy. This is not watchmaking, it is art.
post #2988 of 4587
Nothing wrong with ETA. I'd go ETA over any other non in-house or ebauche. Easy and inexpensive to service, reliable, sturdy.
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Any recommendations for places to shop in Italy? Will be in Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice, and Milan over the next couple of weeks. Might need a Rolex.
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My latest weird hobby kop

That's a great looking longsword. Never heard about him before, but it looks like Maciej Kopciuch does good work.

(Also, if you're looking for one of these, let me know. It's the authorised replica of Andúril, but the limited, numbered edition, so with real gold inlays and of course a real leather grip; includes original packaging, wooden mounting plaque, certificates, etc. I'm running out of orcs in my neighbourhood, so I'm considering letting this one go...)
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Anyway. Watches. Let's leave the dick measuring for the car thread?

Saw this yesterday, can't resist posting it as a reaction to your comment... the 7-series next to it had no trouble fitting in the same sized space! When is a car basically just a yacht with the hull replaced by wheels?

 

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@kimmo I think that's where my mind is headed.  I'll pay a premium for ETA over Miyota or Seiko, but on an entry level watch, it doesn't seem to be worth twice the money.

 

@Kaplan that is an interesting looking thing in its own right, even though I am more interested in historical rather than fantasy swords. Mine only criterion really is that they have to be designed to be fully functional - stainless wall decorations are not for me.

 

@crdb I rather like the sound of a yacht on wheels, and I think it might fit the TWAT aesthetic rather well!  

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Thoughts on the new Tag Heuer Autavia? I think it looks pretty good, although the date window will have to be adjusted (rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise, get rid of writing above). Purists will want to scrap the date entirely, but the market demands it. Ditto for the automatic movement and 42 mm size.
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"Purchased my first Grand Seiko and it is simply the best watch I have ever owned or handled, bar none. I cannot believe these don't retail for 2x what they go for, and the deals one can get on the secondary market are simply crazy. This is not watchmaking, it is art."

Congratulations! Which model did you go for?
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Thoughts on the new Tag Heuer Autavia? I think it looks pretty good, although the date window will have to be adjusted (rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise, get rid of writing above). Purists will want to scrap the date entirely, but the market demands it. Ditto for the automatic movement and 42 mm size.

Thank goodness its a prototype, because the date is absurd sideways. The placement of it is also really disjointed as you say. 

38-40mm or thereabout would be better. I could deal with the automatic, if it was not as thick as a Big Mac as many of the automatic Tags seemed to be.

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"Purchased my first Grand Seiko and it is simply the best watch I have ever owned or handled, bar none. I cannot believe these don't retail for 2x what they go for, and the deals one can get on the secondary market are simply crazy. This is not watchmaking, it is art."

Congratulations! Which model did you go for?

SBGA003

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Great choice! One of the models that works best on the bracelet, and it gives the luxury of the display caseback icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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SBGA003

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Thoughts on the new Tag Heuer Autavia? I think it looks pretty good, although the date window will have to be adjusted (rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise, get rid of writing above). Purists will want to scrap the date entirely, but the market demands it. Ditto for the automatic movement and 42 mm size.

 

I think they absolutely killed it, and I don't mean that in a good way.  42mm and way too thick is bad enough, but the date window just ruins it.  I'm not sure the market demands a date window either, but in my opinion it totally ruins that watch.  Looks like I've just saved some more money to put towards another piece.

post #3000 of 4587
It's a prototype so we'll see, but the date window period, much less its placement, and it being 42mm are deal killers to a watch I was otherwise quite excited for.
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