Mar 26, 2024,04:18 AM

There is a certain beauty and subtly of complexity for these type of cases.

Proportions must be precise and the machining exacting to achieve the desired outcome.

I’ve seen them attempted by other brands and they have come out looking “wonky”. ☺️

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Monday blues 💙 … let’s see those GP blue dials

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-08:36
Wearing my GP 2598, 38 mm cushion case with the Yves Klein blue dial. This NEO-vintage LE (50 pieces) was made in 2002. Gosh, it’s about 22 years old now. Still looks in decent shape, yes? It’s a central chronograph so four centrally stacked hands. Bi-com...  

Great blue dial 👍👍

 By: jml_watches : March 25th, 2024-08:59

Thank you 😊

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:14

Very cool sport chic chronograph indeed 👍👌👌

 By: Mike H : March 25th, 2024-09:06
Nice photos and short but quite accurate description, very convincing ! Enjoy it and wear it in the best of health !

Thanks Mike.

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:14
Appreciate that. Not the easiest watch to photograph due to reflections. Are you a GP fan as well?

Thanks orahu☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:05
It’s a comfortable strap. Oil Rubbed so I think it will age well.

Thanks M4. I do feel fortunate

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:07
And that’s also why I share about it. Karma. Need to share the knowledge. The regular 2598’s are nice too. Not too difficult to find on c24 and such.

Beautiful watch and dial

 By: TeutonicCarFan : March 25th, 2024-12:32
Nice dimensions, too. How thick does this run?

Thanks ☀️ 13 mm

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:04
Largely because of the raised bezel and domed sapphire for the stocked 4 hands to clear. Then it steps down to the case dramatically which I’m guess is about 10 -11 mm or so. Thanks for your question. ☀️

Great watch, thanks for sharing

 By: Derreck : March 25th, 2024-12:43
Beautiful case shape

Thanks Derreck. One of my favs

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:08
The details of the case is what makes this a winner. The regular 2598 won watch of the year in japan 1999.

Oh I didn’t know that

 By: Derreck : March 25th, 2024-22:35
but I can see it, Seiko also has angular cases which many people including me like a lot, so these type of cases are not foreign to the Japanese audience, it makes sense that the 2598 would win watch of the year award in Japan, it’s really beautiful


 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:18
There is a certain beauty and subtly of complexity for these type of cases. Proportions must be precise and the machining exacting to achieve the desired outcome. I’ve seen them attempted by other brands and they have come out looking “wonky”. ☺️ ... 

Ha ha 😄

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:09
Let me know if you do please.

😄 I hear you

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-13:47
Pretty much same reason why I hated all the girls on Baywatch 🧐

I understand.

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-16:10
My wrist is 18 cm. So you tried the 2598 on? Have a wrist shot pls?

38 mm cushion would be perfect for you then

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-13:35
I’ve heard rumours of GP coming out with a cushion case reissue in near future … Let’s see ☀️

How about a TV test card screen 📺?

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-16:26
😃 Enter text ...  

I remember this one!

 By: amanico : March 26th, 2024-17:05

Interesting❣️ i know this design very well as I am Swiss and this was the default screen in swiss TV when nothing was played… 😂

 By: MCG (Markus) : March 26th, 2024-17:09
However, I am more into wider „screens“ like this EBEL… 🚀 ...  

Only the more “seasoned” amongst us would know … ☺️

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-18:10
Mires de Télévision


 By: amanico : March 26th, 2024-18:25

Same in Singapore

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-18:06
when I was a kid, the programs only started at like 6 pm. So in the afternoon after school, I would just look at the test pattern … for hours 😄 Ah I see, you are into wide screen TVs ☺️

Nice deep blue dial!

 By: hora12reborn : March 25th, 2024-12:48

I had one of GP's best. Also without date :-)

 By: MichaelC : March 25th, 2024-15:04
I liked it while I owned it. But it had an issue which would not be corrected, so off it went. But this color of blue, it was the best, for my tastes. ...  

Ah yes. Lovely blue, the earth to sky ceramic?

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 25th, 2024-16:07
If you don’t mind me asking, what was the issue ? Did it have anything to do with the rotor and the ceramic bearings?

Yes, Earth to Sky model

 By: MichaelC : March 25th, 2024-17:30
I really enjoyed it, for a while. I will respectfully pass on sharing the details, and have no interest to disparage the brand. I will answer that it had nothing to do with the rotor / bearings / winding. Mine ran fairly well.

Looking good Marc!

 By: Aquaracer1 : March 25th, 2024-16:49
Alas, mine has a date, but everything else is perfect on this watch, so here we are 😉 ...  

The 42 mm laureato fits you well

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:22
At least GP has executed the date window well for the 42 mm. Date wheel fonts as well. Yours even matches the BMW logo ☺️ nice detail.

Agreed on date window

 By: Aquaracer1 : March 26th, 2024-12:02
If date wheel was white, that would have been a deal breaker for me. At least it matches the dial color nicely

Oh I love white date wheels

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-13:20
It’s a mark of significance for special pieces. ☺️ Royal Oak 5402 Laureato 81000 ...  


 By: Aquaracer1 : March 26th, 2024-16:38

Love the case...

 By: mdg : March 25th, 2024-17:21

Much appreciated ☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:35
I don’t quite know how GP has done it here with the 2598 but this wears well on both smaller as well as larger wrists. It’s “only” 38 mm but the case shape seems to conform where needed and also shouts out “I’m different” at just the right inflection poin... 

Can I make a guess which one it is?

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-16:14

: )

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-18:02

How cool, this one!

 By: amanico : March 25th, 2024-17:22

Thanks Nicolas ☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:15
We both know the hidden gems in neo-vintage pieces.


 By: amanico : March 26th, 2024-16:13

Great case shape and beautiful blue dial!

 By: Larrykelley11 : March 25th, 2024-17:43
Skiing with my Seiko ...  

Thanks Larry.

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:25
This is a nice shot of your Seiko. Is this the Sumo?

That case is so charming!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 25th, 2024-19:41

“Charming” is the perfect description

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:30
After a while, “standard” case shapes have become a bit boring for me. So a little “spice” in the collection is nice. ☺️

I totally agree with you here! 👍

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 26th, 2024-10:24

Thanks Geross ☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : March 26th, 2024-04:27
You still gathering courage to find your GP neo-vintage? 😊

Yes. In due time. 😊

 By: geross : March 26th, 2024-09:38