New 1966 Orion: it’s nice, but......

Feb 08, 2020,11:12 AM

Why does GP insist on using such a small movement?  Haven’t they learned by now?  Is that their “thing”?   And if it does, why put a date that accentuates it?  

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It’s endemic rather than "their thing".

 By: Boron : February 8th, 2020-12:33
Most of the manufacturers use existing calibers rather than spend the CHF 1M (for a 3-hander) it costs to design and produce a new movement. Patek does it with the 324/330 between 37mm Calatravas and 42mm 5168 Aquanaut. Beside Lange & Sohne and independen... 

Exactly what I was thinking.

 By: jlux : February 8th, 2020-13:45
Without the date the small movement would not be a real issue.

The date display is another “issue” that only we have a problem with.

 By: Boron : February 8th, 2020-17:34
The other 98% of consumers expect a date and couldn’t give a frig how far in or out the display window is. Again, until brands perceive this problem themselves or are made aware of it through lack of sales, etc, then dateless watches with properly sized m... 

Absolutely true re 98% of consumers..

 By: Echi : February 8th, 2020-19:38
There are a lot of watch enthusiasts out there who are not as "enthusiastic" as us. I have a friend who has a nice Breguet La Tradition and a JLC Perp who bought an IWC Le Petit Prince and not once did even notice how far off the date was from the 3'0 clo... 

But that bridge is a nice touch..

 By: Echi : February 8th, 2020-19:45
I wonder if they can make a handset inspired out of that design.

Agree with Baron. No date beats a mispositioned one.. I suppose that...

 By: Ronald Held : February 9th, 2020-12:33
We are more discrimination than 99.9+% of the public when it comes to watch we.