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Horological Meandering: Could not agree more! He always tried to present himself as a knowledgeable watch collector.

Yet, by his own words, he learned about FP Journe only two years ago! And yes - that video was unbearable to watch. He has a very impressive Journe collection, one that he accumulated very quickly. He definitely contributed to the hype, together with watchbox, and helped make FP Journe unattainable
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Seiko: I wish I could love this one ...

Unfortunately looks very different from the pictures in real life. The dial is way too silvery and shiny for my taste.
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By: als1678
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Seiko: A watch that nobody asked for?

I thought the "white birch" was one of the special dials which helped showcase the fantastic Caliber 9SA5. I do like spring drive in general and find the new iteration interesting. But why put the new movement in a replica of the automatic? This makes so little sense ...
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By: als1678
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Independents: I think that the vintage one is stunning, that would be my pick.

I saw the blue steel one recently and ... I don't think it is as impressive as your other two choices. Finishing of the movement is a bit less elaborate, the hands and dial a bit less refined, it is much lighter than the gold counterparts. None of those are deal breakers, still a beautiful watch, bu
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Seiko: Took me a while to find a strap that I like on this one ...

I was never a fan of the bracelet, comfortable but pedestrian looking. Hard to capture but I think a dark strap, if not overwhelming, makes the dial stand out more than a light one. What do you guys think?
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IWC: Thank you for the interesting post!

Not reviving the original engineer in some form is an enormous failure of IWC leadership. There are two excuses, which only make sense as such in the Swiss watch industry which is still stuck in the previous century : releas schedule is determined years ahead, they need a decent quality in house thi
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