The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Warren G.

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    nice ..thanks for sharing that pic! I agree, I really like this thread. 50% of my posts came from this thread I think.....
     
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    Understood, although I thought you could get a moonphase for the price range this JLC is in.


    Interesting; I have heard watchmakers say that these tend to wear the watch out. Is that the reason for your dislike or are there other factors involved?
     
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    I wouldn't use a winder unless I own like 2-3x perpetual calender watches and maybe some moonphase. I mean other then that, it would literally just take me less than a min to set my watch up anyway. This is including me hoping on my computer and type in "time.gov"....
     
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    I just think they're awkward, generally pretty ugly and a waste of money IMO. I have one somewhere in a storage closet, cannot stand that thing.
     
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    oh yeah speaking of ugly. some of them are kinda loud lol.....
     
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    speaking of PR. mmmmm Grand Seiko Snowflake :

    Suwa is almost dead center in the middle of Japan, and because of this, the humidity level is lower than in other parts of the country. Because of this lower humidity, the snow fall during the winter is very light and airy. This allows the wind to sculpt the snow lying on the ground to make beautiful patterns. They set out to create a dial which resembled this light snow fall and patterns. In this, the SBGA011 Grand Seiko “Snowflake” was born. It is a unique 6 step process to replicate the snowfall in the dial. While the most complex dial in the Grand Seiko line takes 12 steps to complete, this “Snowflake” still one of the most intricate dials in the series.

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    I would like GS a whole lot more if they would change that "GS Grand Seiko" font front and center.

    Little bit of subtlety would go a long way.

    Seiko & Grand Seiko on the dial strikes me as something from the "Department of Redundancy Department"

    Otherwise, its a beautiful watch. I am not one of those people who look down on Seiko watches because they are non-Swiss. Seiko is a true watchmaker with a real heritage.
     
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    haha yeah that would really help.
     
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    Can we make Cylon moderator of this thread? The dedication is fantastic - 82% or your posts are in this thread :fistbump:
     
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    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.
     
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    I don't have enough money for watches AND clothes [​IMG]

    Gap khakis, Old Navy t-shirt...and a patek philippe
     
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    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.
     
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    hahah I been on this forum for almost 4 years now. I think I stop buying clothes in 2009......
     
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    Thats a much better investment than: Kiton suit, Charvet shirt and a Casio watch.
     
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    Sounds about right. Almost always when it comes to a standard movement (i.e. no fusee chain or other 'extras'), if it doesn't last for more than a few hours, its an issue with the mainspring. Unfortunately, the two most fragile parts in a mechanical watch are the hair and mainspring and both tend also to be the hardest to adjust and repair.
     
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