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Old 02-07-2017, 02:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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You're not the 1st to ask this type of question. I could tell you what I prefer, but that's just more meaningless prattle. Only you know what you really want, and when you have the money to get it. And who knows what you may desire 3-5 years down the road.


Could be worse. Let's say I had the money now and then got a North Flag not knowing if I wanted it 5 years later.

If I still want it when it is time to buy, it's a fairly safe bet I'd like it years down the road.
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There may actually be a chance your taste and or preferences may change in 3-5 years time. It's good to have a model or models in mind as a goal but you may find yourself looking at what is available at your specific time to buy. Honestly, there may be a whole truck load of beautifully finished, interesting looking watches available when you are financially ready to pull the trigger. I wish you the very best in your pursuit of your Grail. My recommendation is to keep an open mind and judge each piece on its merits as you come across it. It still may come down to a battle between these two, great ! Buy what makes you happy and gives you that special feeling in the pit of your stomach every time you look at it on your wrist. That's when it becomes more than finding out what time it is !
EXCELLENT comment! Totally agree, Chronomaster!

As the thread has unfolded, I'm not totally sure what the point was to begin with ...

... but I'll just say the featured GS is a chunk of absolute dress-quartz PERFECTION!!!!!!
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The game is two watches enter. In reality the following watches are also being considered : Rolex Explorer I, Tudor BlackBay36, Sinn 856 non-UTC, Tudor Pelagos, Rolex Milgauss, and a used Seiko Astron 50th anniversary
I owned the Sinn 856, ended up flipping it. That watch is a tool watch, nothing dressy about it at all. Great watch though, but if you are looking for something to do double duty, this isn't the one, at least for me it wasn't.

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I owned the Sinn 856, ended up flipping it. That watch is a tool watch, nothing dressy about it at all. Great watch though, but if you are looking for something to do double duty, this isn't the one, at least for me it wasn't.

What made you flip it? I had considered the 856 as an Explorer I alternative should I decide that $7k was too much for me to spend on a watch.
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...should I decide that $7k was too much for me to spend on a watch.
Welcome to reality...
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What made you flip it? I had considered the 856 as an Explorer I alternative should I decide that $7k was too much for me to spend on a watch.
Like I said, it's very tool looking, tegimented steel is a dull gray, the dial is a flat matt black, can't double as a dress watch at all.

Something to get if you are looking for an Explorer I alternative, is the Seiko Sarg009, it is very nice looking 100m WR, Sapphire Crystal and has the excellent Seiko 6R15 movement (in a display case-back) that hacks and hand winds. I own one, and it's a keeper! Cost less then $400 also. Great little watch!


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Like I said, it's very tool looking, tegimented steel is a dull gray, the dial is a flat matt black, can't double as a dress watch at all.

Something to get if you are looking for an Explorer I alternative, is the Seiko Sarg009, it is very nice looking 100m WR, Sapphire Crystal and has the excellent Seiko 6R15 movement (in a display case-back) that hacks and hand winds. I own one, and it's a keeper! Cost less then $400 also. Great little watch!


the SARG009 is a pretty watch but I wanted something more special to mark my 50th Birthday. The SARG009 is fine for like a special treat for the year but not a milestone watch.
I'm aiming for fewer but higher level watches.
The talk of $7,000 being too much to spend on a frivolous item refers to the fact that I could get a $3,000 watch and a nice vacation.
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I like the Tudor look better but the lugs are a deal breaker for me.

So I pick the Seiko by default in this Watch Battle.
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Lou Snutt votes Seiko GS on all issues.
Tudor is nice, but not "Just as nice"!!!

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Lou Snutt votes Seiko GS on all issues.

Tudor is nice, but not "Just as nice"!!!



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I wish that the GS had more pizzazz. But that's what I thought about NOMOS till I bought one.
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If you plan on buying in 3-5 years your taste may change. I know mine has since I first joined. Never thought I would buy a Seiko dress watch and a kinetic at that.
*LOL* TBH my tastes can change depending on what I ate that day.
Lightly toasted focaccia with Pâté De Foie Gras today....and
Now I'm deciding whether I would ever save enough to get

or would I be sufficiently happy with a Tudor BB36 as a milestone watch.
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You do realize this watch has a 36mm case, which makes it a poor choice for anyone with a wrist larger then 7".

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Could be worse. Let's say I had the money now and then got a North Flag not knowing if I wanted it 5 years later.

If I still want it when it is time to buy, it's a fairly safe bet I'd like it years down the road.
In 5 years from now things may be much different. Safe bet, maybe, maybe not. This is why I have over three dozen watches. Tastes can change, but you can always go back to "discover" what you liked before.
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You do realize this watch has a 36mm case, which makes it a poor choice for anyone with a wrist larger then 7".

That's why it's called the BB36. My daily watch is also 36mm.
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In 5 years from now things may be much different. Safe bet, maybe, maybe not. This is why I have over three dozen watches. Tastes can change, but you can always go back to "discover" what you liked before.
I don't plan to have more than 5 watches in my rotation. I don't count those given to me as gifts that I wear once every few months.
2 of those 5 have to be quartz. Solar atomic or GPS for at least one of the quartz.
Lately I've been neglecting my watches in an existential crisis in favor of this
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Tudor bein a fave, seems to come up short of the Seiko IMO.
Another iteration, Tudor over Seiko. Just the way things work
sometime.

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that grand seiko is cool

this could be a stupid question from a novice but.....why is the grand seiko so expensive compared to most other seikos? even the Astons aren't that much
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that grand seiko is cool



this could be a stupid question from a novice but.....why is the grand seiko so expensive compared to most other seikos? even the Astons aren't that much
The Grand Seiko are considered very well priced by the cognoscenti. The finishing is said to be comparable with the holy trinity brands.
The Astrons are nice but not Seiko's highest end. There's the now defunct Ananta and the high end Galente.
http://www.ablogtowatch.com/love-gra...ches-explains/
If you go within the company you can reach dizzying prices if you Look to their Credor line.

I borrowed my brother's Grand Seiko and it compares very favourably with a Rolex. But Grand Seiko Vs Rolex is a thread that'll never end well.

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Tudor bein a fave, seems to come up short of the Seiko IMO.

Another iteration, Tudor over Seiko. Just the way things work

sometime.



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When it comes time to buy, I will sit both on my wrist and go back and forth until I can decide. I really want a GrandSeiko. All the watch and none of the baggage. I do love Rolex but people often get the wrong idea if you wear one.
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^^^ well really, who cares what others think, I don't.
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