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Seiko: If those Presage GMTs are 1/2 as good as the GS GMTs...

...then they are a great value at 1/4 the price...
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By: j.delage
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Omega: That bezel knurling ...

... is a lot more functional than the one they currently have on the 300m.
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Rolex: The no date sub is lovely

To the extent that one does rely on their watch for diving (which we typically don't, TBH), then no date makes a lot of sense. It's also esthetically pleasing and it's nice not to have to worry about setting the date when rotating several watches. How is the no date sub considered by Rolex aficionad
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By: j.delage
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Seiko: No

The 44GS case is used, as far as I know, on bigger models, auto and spring drive watches, and it's a lot more complex and angular.. This is a much smaller & simpler case used on small hand wound watches. If you do a search on SBGW, you will see various models. There were 3 green models produced for
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By: j.delage
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Seiko: 37.3mm case

Not 39mm. Apologies.
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By: j.delage
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Seiko: Yes, you're correct

It's 37.3mm. Thank you for the correction!
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By: j.delage
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Seiko: SBGW269 on grain-of-rice bracelet

This is a Europe-only non-limited edition which is the counterpart to the US SBGW273, 5, and 7 (which *are* number limited). The dial is very dark brown with a linen texture which is hard to see. I put it on the GS bracelet that was made for a different model of the same size. It's a small, 39mm, ha
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By: j.delage
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Independents: No

At least, not at this time AFAIK. The bracelet can be removed though, so maybe they'll sell an accessory strap.
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By: j.delage
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Patek Philippe: How much would it have gone ...

... if not "for charity"? My guess is pretty much the same, maybe minus the marginal value of the tax deduction, so at least $3.1M instead of $5M (plus buyer's premium), assuming the US' highest income tax bracket of 37%.
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By: j.delage
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Patek Philippe: That's meaningless

People who want to contribute $5M to a charity don't need a watch auction to do that. On the other hand, people who want the #1 piece of a 170 super limited edition have no other choice.
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By: j.delage
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