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    Quote Originally Posted by mdapper14 View Post
    why is seiko so popular these days?
    because Seiko make some of the best watches in the world.
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    Raketa Yalta. In house right down to the hairspring and balance assembly.

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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdapper14 View Post
    why is seiko so popular these days?
    They offer great value at several price ranges, whether you want to spend $75, $500, or $5,000 you can probably get a watch that gets you a whole lot for your money. My SARB017 is in my opinion great looking, unique in style, rugged (including 20BAR WR), and is proving itself freakishly accurate (over the last 3 weeks it's averaged +0.4s/day)
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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    i admire the fact that seiko produces a good movement for all budgets although when i think of seiko "elegance " doesnt come to mind

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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    no?


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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

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    no?
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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdapper14 View Post
    why is seiko so popular these days?
    i understand they have awesome movements but u just cant bring myself to buy one.
    how would you compare the zenith to a Glashutte original senator hand date model #
    39-58-01-02-04
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    i know the omega aqua terra railmaster is a bit larger at 42mm but would that be comparable to the zenith?
    I think where people, i.e., me, get thrown off is when people say something like "I just can't buy a Seiko" instead of saying something like "I looked at Grand Seikos, but none of them were really my style." The shorter claim sets off alarms of pre-existing false beliefs.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitizenM View Post
    I think where people, i.e., me, get thrown off is when people say something like "I just can't buy a Seiko" instead of saying something like "I looked at Grand Seikos, but none of them were really my style." The shorter claim sets off alarms of pre-existing false beliefs.
    Actually, I'm not a big fan of Grand Seiko watches where the sides of the case extend beyond the bezel. It somehow makes the watch head look too chunky compared to the bracelet.
    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.


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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    well put citizenm
    thats my debate...
    im sure some seikos are wonderful pieces they just dont hit the spot with my tastes.

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    Re: dress watches with inhouse movement under 4k?

    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??
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