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. Singular

    Singular Senior member

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    Well, some are, some are not really and some are definitely not.

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    They have only one full mechanical movement, the 9S. Everything else (movement-wise) they make either has a quartz component to it or is outright fully quartz.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you can't really compare the GS to a Swiss watch. GS does things their own way, with their own designs, and movements, none of which even try to go after the Swiss watch market.

    For GS to compete against the likes of Rolex or Omega, they need to totally change everything about their company and collection, including the name.
     
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    Any watch repair suggestions?
     


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    Sorry, in which regards? :confused:
     


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    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Wow, you're a real turd. Proud of yourself yet?
     


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    altho' I like the story behind the Grand Seiko's dial ... that's cool! Doesn't really make me like the watch any more however. :plain:
     


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    Good life lesson for everyone: don't be a dick.

    Applies to styleforum. Applies to life.
     


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    I've slowly been slogging through this entire thread. You have an awesome collection my friend! gdl and zippyh too...oh and medtech expat and ktowngreg....theres a lot of good stuff buried in here

    got any tips for taking awesome photos of watches?
     
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  9. Singular

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    You get an A for effort for reading it all...

    ...and thanks.

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    "The Seiko Spring Drive is a true mechanical watch..."
    http://www.timezone.com/library/rdnotebook/200509073623


    As far as comparing Seiko to the Swiss:

    Seiko Credor Sonnerie:
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    Seiko Credor Eichi
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    I don't even own a Seiko, but they are fully capable of being competitive with the best that the Swiss or Germans have to offer...
     


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    From your TZ link:

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    Is that 100% mechanical? No. I don't care what you call it, it is what is and what it isn't is a fully mechanical movement.

    I'm not taking away from GS... they make really cool and very well made watches; however they aren't comparable due to Swiss watches (as a whole concept).

    To give you an example, the closest Swiss chrono I can think of to the GS chrono is the Breitling Chronoracer Rattrapante, which is no longer made. It utilized a F. Piguet (Breitling Cal. 69) made quartz movement with a mechanical chrono and rattrapante ├ębauche. The Chronoracer Rattrapante hasn't been made in many years and was a total flop.

    Watch:

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    Movement:

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    GS Chrono:

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    GS 9R86 Spring Drive movement:

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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ Semantics aside, the Spring Drive movement is fundamentally different from traditional mechanical movements in that it is not operating by a spring-driven balance wheel. Rather, it is regulated by an electrically powered circuit. Yes, there is no battery, but i think it is nonetheless a stretch to call such a device purely "mechanical."
     


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    Even so... the Sonnerie and Eichi are purely mechanical by your definition.
     


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    Has anyone seen the new-ish JLC Master Eight Days Perpetual in SS? I've been wanting to get a perpetual in stainless, but there are no JLC dealers near me so I haven't seen one in person yet. I'm not sure if I like the updated dial design versus the older Eight Day Perpetual, but the previous model doesn't come in SS, and the rose gold version seems a bit spendy.

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    ^ wow that's nice! I like...
     


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