Sonata springbar

 By: chikai168 : June 29th, 2020-14:47
Hi folks,

Could any Sonata owners confirm for me if the spring bars are curved or straight? I know the OEM strap is a curved one which fits tightly to the watch case.

I have been contemplating one and saw a few (on the secondary market) where the strap has been replaced by a regular straight edged one.

Many thanks,
Chi Kai

Always straight NT [nt]

 By: Denes Papp : June 29th, 2020-15:08
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Thank you! [nt]

 By: chikai168 : June 29th, 2020-15:20
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Which Sonata did you find? Any picture? [nt]

 By: amanico : June 29th, 2020-22:46
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The second generation and the streamline

 By: chikai168 : June 30th, 2020-01:47
For some years, I was quite set on the second generation one but recently I have also opened up to the streamline. I tired a second gen on the wrist some years ago and the fit was good. However, now I feel the streamline has a “cooler” more updated look, especially the case. I have not tried that on in the metal before and when London opens up next week, I have an appointment with a dealer to see the the streamline. This will be the ceramic bezel one.

Definitely not the sonata classic! I don’t feel they were very UN. They seem to have lost the flare and whimsy in their design!

Chi Kai

These are some phots of the second gen one

 By: chikai168 : June 30th, 2020-01:59
Copyright to the dealer!

Yes, this is the one. The flaw, compared to the 1st generation, is that it sounds a bit more aggressive. The first generation has a rounder sound. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-02:00
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Some pictures of the first generation.

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-02:04

I agree, Chi Kai. The 1st and second generations are very romantic, not to say poetic, the Streamline is cooler, younger. The Classic has lost its character, a bit. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-01:59
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Thanks Nicolas!

 By: chikai168 : June 30th, 2020-02:13
I do hope the design Sonata classic isn’t a sign of the direction that UN will take..... I always felt I could rely on UN for some flare and left field design!

Will let you guys know what happens in a few weeks!

Chi Kai

Yes, please keep us posted! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-02:20
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Will do!

 By: chikai168 : June 30th, 2020-02:51
Is there Anything in particular I should look out for, specific to the Sonata? Obviously all the usual due diligence with a secondary market dealer but anything more for this particular watch?

Chi Kai

Ask when it was serviced. The Sonata is not a cheap watch to service. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-02:56
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 By: chikai168 : June 30th, 2020-03:08
And hope you and family are well Nicolas.

Thank you, Chi Kai. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-04:22
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