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    First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    I thought I’d go ahead and share some photos and impressions of the Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date that arrived this past week. After wearing it for the last several days, I must say that GO has really done an impressive job with this one.

    Without question, the blue dial on this piece is particularly stunning, and takes on different hues depending on lighting conditions. The photos below really do reflect the true colors of the dial (and have not been enhanced or altered – what you see is what you get)…



    This is how it looks in strong afternoon sunlight…




    Right out of the box, the Seventies Chronograph is running at a respectable +3 sec/day. The chronograph includes a flyback complication, and the action of the pushers is very smooth. There is a power reserve indicator tucked unobtrusively into the seconds subdial, which is a nice touch. What I really like, though, is the way that GO has provided a chronograph hours indicator that forgoes the need for another subdial. The hours indicator really is an elegant solution that allows the dial to retain a clean look, consistent with the overall aesthetics of this piece, and provides plenty of room for the Panorama Date function.


    The new Calibre 37-02 movement can be viewed through the display case back…








    The 40 X 40mm case is nicely proportioned, and, on my 7.5-inch wrist, feels like a perfect size – I definitely wouldn’t want it any larger. The sides of the case are brushed SS, with a polished bezel, and there is a signed, screw-down crown (WR 100m)…






    That being said, the Seventies Chronograph has a fairly robust wrist presence, with a case height of 13.5mm. This proportion tends to give it a slightly more sporty feel, versus the somewhat dressier feel of its non-chronograph counterpart (which has a case thickness of 11.5mm).




    My Seventies Chronograph came on the navy blue gator strap, with deployant. The navy blue color is subtle, and really does complement the dial nicely. The clasp is beautiful, though I find it a bit hard to disengage when I want to remove the watch from my wrist. In terms of adjustment, the post that goes through the holes on the strap is capped by a screw, which serves to securely attach the clasp. This means, of course, that adjusting the strap requires a bit of additional effort. Still, this is easily accomplished, and GO has provided a stylus that has a screwdriver at one end for this purpose (the other end of the stylus is used to operate the pusher for the Panorama Date function).






    I also decided to get the bracelet, but have yet to try it out (I’m liking the gator strap for now). Still, I’ve had a chance to check out the fine adjustment mechanism on the bracelet, which really is ingenious and allows the bracelet to be adjusted on the wrist effortlessly.


    Gotta say, I really think GO has done a beautiful job with this new offering.



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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Hmm... very different from the flat caseback of my perpetual. If they use a flatback it'll look far more elegant imo. Also the special lug makes it hard to change straps. Nice watch though.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Fantastic watch, one that I've lusted after for a while. Congratulations and enjoy!
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Really nice watch, congratulations!
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    That's such a good looking watch in so many ways, as you point out. This blue is much better than their previous 'lilac' IMO. Nice that the date wheel matches when many would have just used black. Discreet PR indicator and novel hours totaliser. Those hands look like they'd have excellent visibility in the dark with those thick bands of lume.

    How do you change from strap to bracelet? I'd have thought I'd see a screw head, but I just see the end of the pin.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    I want one

    Enjoy... You don't see these in the wild often.. Really beauty.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Simply superb. Congratulations! And yes, you need to put it on the bracelet and make use of the excellent push button adjustment clasp. Love mine.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    That really is a very handsome watch. It's a bit funky looking but in a very good way. I feel like GO is knocking pretty much everything out of the park but maybe not getting as much recognition and popularity as they deserve.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Congratulations, that is a beautiful watch and the dial color just makes it more so.
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    Re: First Impressions: GO Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date

    Drool!!!! Lovely, beautiful watch.
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