Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Here is my take on the whole GO / GS debate. I really think it is difficult to even compare the two brands. I think that GS is more comparable to Rolex or Omega, whereas GO is more aptly compared to JLC, GP, etc. I am not saying that GS cannot be compared to GO or JLC or some other swiss brand of that calibre in terms of finish, but to me they just make very different watches. When I think of ways to describe GS, I think of excellent finish, an INCREDIBLY accurate and durable movement, and (often) more sporty designs. With GO, I think of beauty, various complications, beautifully decorated movements, etc. GS and GO are arguably my two favorite watch brands. However, they do not edge one another out for a spot in my collection. I do not think that they are better than one another, just very, very different.
With that said, I understand the GO fanboys here (mainly because I am one). They are creating VERY interesting watches that are wonderfully finished for an excellent price. The Senator Sixties and Seventies are great retro-inspired designs, and the PML may be one of the most gorgeous watches I have EVER seen. The watches posted by Warren speak for themselves.
Oh yeah, and whoever posted that GP is not a "top dog," what about this bad boy:
I have the Andreas Sport (long-grain gator) in Dark Honey w/ white contrast stitching in a custom-ordered short length w/ their deployment clasp on my Stowa Marine Automatic.
Also have a Georgio (short-grain gator) in Dark Honey in a custom-ordered short length w/ deployment clasp on order, that is arriving in 1-2 weeks, that will be put on my Sea-Gull M186S.
I swear by Sirtoli. Great, friendly people when ordering. I also like that they can offer any strap in a short length (additional $40 & 6 week wait time), but for me and my small wrists, its worth it . Beautiful exotic leathers at a good price. Purchase with confidence!
Thanks Cioni2K - would love to see a pic if you have one?
Sorry for the lousy quality, I just snapped it with my iPhone for you right now.
Jeez, that is an extremely good looking watch. I really need to pick one up some time.
Thank you very much Cioni2K...great looking band and watch. The honey is darker than I thought, which is perfect.
this pretty much sums it up...
I'm still kicking myself for passing this watch up :
My goodness that is a gorgeous watch. I honestly think that GP is the most underrated watchmaker in its tier. They have some beautiful pieces, and are often glossed over. If the SeaHawk Pro was a little bit smaller, I think it would probably be my favorite diver. And now, a little bit of "preview porn:"
That's my JLC Master Date. Too funny, I didn't realize that photo was on their site. My wife gave me that watch for Xmas some years ago, and I still have that strap. I took that photo and sent to Lou at Sirtoli to show him how good it looked on the watch. That strap works fine for a more delicate watch, and I can vouch for Sirtoli, which I would say are the finest non-OEM gator straps available.
What a coincidence...beautiful watch and strap. I have an Omega Seamaster with the sub-second dial at 6 o'clock and I'm looking at the same strap. Is the JLC Master Date a 36mm? Also, any idea where to find the watch pillows?
That pillow is from a cheap 6 watch leather covered glass-top box I bought from one of the ebay sellers about 10 years ago. Cheapo, plexi see-thru top, but still in commission.
This is one watch I wouldn't mind purchasing. Now to save up $5,000. I like nice simple and plain watches. I dislike seeing numbers or the roman numerals. Don't get me wrong, later in like I wouldn't mind purchasing more expensive and complex watches. I think I saw a few people post A. Lange & Sohne, that is one of my favourite watch makers out there.
$5,000 for a Longines?
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