Switzerland vs. Japan

Oct 14, 2021,04:04 AM

The 3940 was one of watches released to combat the onslaught of quartz from the likes of Seiko.  How the tides have turned!

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No matter the time period, both

 By: GLau : October 14th, 2021-04:28
pieces are simply lovely, but front and back ! The 3940 has such a clean and balanced dial, while the credit is simple and elegant.

Credor is

 By: m2 : October 14th, 2021-04:38
Everything on that watch is so well executed...

Both are exiquisite.

 By: Watchlover78 : October 14th, 2021-11:40


 By: Cozmopak : October 14th, 2021-16:19
I like both equally for different reasons.

I think the Swiss still have the edge...

 By: mdg : October 14th, 2021-15:55
...but I think everyone should consider a high-end Japanese watch for a little variety. They just have a different aesthetic that I appreciate having lived in Japan for a bit. The newer caliber 9R02 movement adds a very nice inward angle...

Movement finishing on the credor is far more impressive

 By: mhz vph : October 14th, 2021-19:25
But at the end of the day it's about what you prefer.

No competition for me

 By: MZHammer : October 15th, 2021-05:27
I'll take Japanese here

If I have to choose

 By: Blue and White : October 18th, 2021-09:32
I’d go for the Swiss one but there are plenty of lucky guys who can go for both. Both countries excel in haute horology and I fully acknowledge that.

I personally feel it’s a bit of comparing apples to oranges here

 By: Mr.Gatsby : October 19th, 2021-18:42
Even though I do get your point. Personally even as the Credor (as some have pointed out) has superior finishing, the 3940 to me is far more important in terms of its role in the history of Patek and the wider horological world. I would choose the 3940 an... 

I think both watches are wonderful in their unique ways.

 By: Cozmopak : October 19th, 2021-21:25
I also agree that the 3940 is historically more important in that it was part of the army of watches that challenged the popularity of quartz. The Credor is a very interesting watch because it combines Japanese technology with some of the finest finishing... 

Thank you for your thoughtful reply

 By: Mr.Gatsby : October 20th, 2021-20:54
I must say I never cared much for the Credor until your post. It made me sit up and pay attention. I think I might be on my way to potentially acquire one… Best Gatsby

I’m glad.

 By: Cozmopak : October 22nd, 2021-02:12
It really is a special piece