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    Fromanteel thoughts?

    Like the looks of this but not familiar with them. Seems like the price may be a tad high but would love a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc) opinion. Any alternatives that you’re recommend instead? Looking for a chocolate brown or black dial with gold or rose gold hands with good contrast compared to the dial.

    https://www.fromanteel-watches.com/p...m-special-dark

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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    Interesting, prices are in line.

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    I was also looking at this one but it’s at least $8k more than my budget !! :)

    I like the contrast of the dark dial, gold hands/marks, and the silver case.

    https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/sbgc205g

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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    OK, but I'm one of those ones that don't like white date wheels on colored dials, and it is in a price range where there are a LOT of alternatives, both name brand and micro--if I were considering Fromanteel, I think I would go Vaupas (Veli) instead--nice looking, a bit cheaper, more in line with a no-namer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timefleas View Post
    OK, but I'm one of those ones that don't like white date wheels on colored dials, and it is in a price range where there are a LOT of alternatives, both name brand and micro--if I were considering Fromanteel, I think I would go Vaupas (Veli) instead--nice looking, a bit cheaper, more in line with a no-namer.
    Interesting... I browsed their site a week or two ago. The only issue is that I like case diameter of 40mm or larger. I have one 39.5mm but it really tests my patience :)

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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digelectric View Post
    Like the looks of this but not familiar with them. Seems like the price may be a tad high but would love a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc) opinion. Any alternatives that you’re recommend instead? Looking for a chocolate brown or black dial with gold or rose gold hands with good contrast compared to the dial.

    https://www.fromanteel-watches.com/p...m-special-dark
    That's an attractive dress watch and I don't think the price is way out of line.
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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    There are other good/cheaper Grand Seiko options if you continue to shop.

    I too am not a fan of white date wheels on colored dials. It just takes away from the finish of the watch, especially in that price range, IMHO.
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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    There are other good/cheaper Grand Seiko options if you continue to shop.

    I too am not a fan of white date wheels on colored dials. It just takes away from the finish of the watch, especially in that price range, IMHO.
    I think the color scheme of the hands/dial on a ss case is what I’m after, so if you have other suggestions I’ll take a look.

    I have a GS and totally love it, would love another, but other designs don’t appeal to me except the one that’s over budget for at least a year or more.

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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    About the color of the date vs dial, I tend to agree but in this case I didn’t notice it until you all spoke up about it, which probably means it didn’t strike me as a problem on this watch. Not a big issue for me.

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    Re: Fromanteel thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digelectric View Post
    Like the looks of this but not familiar with them. Seems like the price may be a tad high but would love a 2nd (or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc) opinion. Any alternatives that you’re recommend instead? Looking for a chocolate brown or black dial with gold or rose gold hands with good contrast compared to the dial.

    https://www.fromanteel-watches.com/p...m-special-dark
    Sure, look at this for a mere pittance:

    https://www.jomashop.com/fiyta-watch-wga1010-psr.html

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