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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5040 on: September 11, 2018, 06:17:42 pm »
It's big and tall, but the titanium case will be light and relatively comfortable.  The crown at 12 intrigues me, though I'm guessing you'll have to take it off to set it, which is probably annoying in a GMT.  I usually think Seikos have ugly hands, but these are simple and attractive.  And it's a personal thing, but I'm always annoyed when manufacturers don't match the dial and date wheel; the black on white in a black dial just bugs me.  Spring Drive is just cool.  For the price, it's probably a solid buy.

If I had a sexy Grand Seiko like you do, I wouldn't buy it, though... :)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5041 on: September 11, 2018, 09:33:19 pm »
Thanks for the input guys and thanks for the reminder that I don't need this watch @Chris!

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5042 on: September 11, 2018, 10:58:49 pm »
Here's the monstrosity that arrived today. I think I'm good on GMT now, this is what I wanted, and the ruggedness (including sapphire crystal, rare in Seiko divers) is more of a benefit than the dive readiness.

The dial has a lot of depth, including really deep lumes, and I dig the radial brush finish on the case--reminds me of the Omega Bullhead case.

I fitted a reversible rubber strap but really like the bracelet for most of my daily use. Very pleased with my first diver!

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5043 on: September 12, 2018, 12:20:53 am »
I like that Landmaster, reminds me of when they used to attach straps to pocket watches.


It's kind of odd that the stock picture has the power reserve at E
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5044 on: September 12, 2018, 05:46:54 am »
Even after handling Tudors and Omegas these past few days, I was far from underwhelmed when my new 104 showed up today.

Enjoyable, professional experience going through watchbuys.com

Impressed with the smooth sweep of the seconds hand--I knew they tweaked the stock eta, but wasn't expecting to visually notice.





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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5045 on: September 13, 2018, 08:32:12 pm »
Just found some more straps. I'll be putting these with the rest.

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Still in the honeymoon phase with this one.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5046 on: September 13, 2018, 08:34:01 pm »
^^
Great Sinn and Seiko guys  8)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5047 on: September 14, 2018, 04:07:27 am »
Love that Mare Nostrum! MY only chronographs have been the 3 dial layout and I really have come to love a vertically symmetric two dial setup like yours.
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5048 on: September 14, 2018, 04:53:18 pm »
^ I hear you. I love divers and chrono’s, but I really love all watches. They’re like tiny little worlds unto themselves!

PAM 237 aka the ghost aka the Brad Pitt aka great watch. HAGWE! 2 :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5049 on: September 14, 2018, 06:10:18 pm »
I've noticed my new Seiko's sapphire crystal picks up schmutz more than other sapphire crystals in my collection, including another flat one. Do they sometimes place oleophobic coatings on them or could therr be another reason for this?
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5050 on: September 14, 2018, 06:32:18 pm »
Sweet Pam's. I'm wearing a 441 today.



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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5051 on: September 14, 2018, 07:49:27 pm »
I've noticed the smudges and schtuff with bigger dials :) I may try to put some Dr. Beasley Glass Waxx to see if it helps. Dr. Beasley products are great BTW. Now that I think of it I should use it on my glasses too. 

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I've noticed my new Seiko's sapphire crystal picks up schmutz more than other sapphire crystals in my collection, including another flat one. Do they sometimes place oleophobic coatings on them or could therr be another reason for this?

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« Reply #5052 on: September 14, 2018, 07:50:15 pm »
Gorgeous!!


Sweet Pam's. I'm wearing a 441 today.



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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5053 on: September 16, 2018, 02:23:43 pm »
Since GMTs are the flavour of the month around here:
The Fratello piece is interesting because it calls out Rolex for its failure to supply watches, and the associated behaviour of dealers that's a consequence of this. I'm not used to journalists criticising brands, particularly as I get the impression that their websites are funded by them.

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« Reply #5054 on: September 16, 2018, 11:42:43 pm »


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