Raketa Yalta. In house right down to the hairspring and balance assembly.
Yalta 0022 - RAKETA SHOP
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Seiko Alpinist SARB017
Seiko Spirit SBCA001
Orient Black Mako
i admire the fact that seiko produces a good movement for all budgets although when i think of seiko "elegance " doesnt come to mind
Anyway, Seiko aside, between the Zenith and the GO you've specified, I'd go Zenith. It's a tough battle between two great makers, but I just like how the Zenith looks more, and while I don't know much about either movement here, Zenith does have the legendary reputation for movements.
I much prefer the more traditional watch look of the SBGR061J (and the GMT brother) on their stock leather than the others on their bracelets. With that said, I think the others would probably look better to me on leather too anyway.
well put citizenm
thats my debate...
im sure some seikos are wonderful pieces they just dont hit the spot with my tastes.
The Zenith cal. 6xx (670-center seconds, 680-sub-seconds) won the award for best thin movement when it was introduced in 1994. Since then, it has quietly gained its own following despite being overshadowed by its illustrious sibling, the El Primero. The cal. 680 and variants are the thinnest modern automatic movements (3.28mm thick with the cal. 680) with bi-directional winding and date (quickset, both backwards and forward). The movements apart from being reliable and accurate are also very nicely decorated, and with a power reserve of 55 hours. What's not to like??
Last edited by v76; February 18th, 2012 at 14:26.
A few of this and some of the other ...
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