Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.
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    Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235.

    Which one would you choose, and why. I would like to hear your opinion.


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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    JLC
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    JLC for me as well. Although a GS is noteworthy, a JLC will always hold more prestige in my opinion. But besides that, the JLC does the date function better (much more elegant, whereas the GS date just looks like an afterthought that was tacked on; kind of funny that the GS date on the advertising picture is coincidentally a "6" that coincides with the GMT ring as well!) Dial of the GS is too busy as well especially with the logo plastered over the watch a hundred times; I prefer my dials simple on a dress watch. Moonphase is icing on the cake.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    I am sure the GS can hold its own and is the more interesting one to look at in various lighting conditions, but it's the JLC for me. One of my favourites in this category due to its well executed simple elegance.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    JLC. It's much more classy looking. IMO, if you already had it, the GS is a piece to sell to get the JLC.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    That JLC is the ultimate dress watch.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    JLC for all the reasons above.

    The GS is nice though.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    JLC by miles. Many things to love in this model: the balance of the dial, the integration of the date and MP in the small seconds, the exquisite finishing of all elements, and a superb engine among others.

    The GS by the other hand has some drawbacks: the integration of the chapter ring, the GMT hand -looks substandard-, the position of the date window revealing a small caliber for the case size, and the mix of colors makes this model a no way for me.
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    Jaeger. Looks much better, that isn’t GS’s best offering. Even then as a dress watch I’d still go Jaeger
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    Re: Jaeger LeCoultre ultra thin moon phase VS Grand Seiko SBGM235 which one would you choose.

    Although the GMT complication is more useful than the moon phase, I would also pick the JLC. To me it's just a much more attractive watch overall.

    Plus, in my opinion, it's like choosing between a Mercedes and a Lexus. Sure, a Lexus is a fine automobile. But it's still made by Toyota, who is cranking out Corollas and Camrys by the millions. You can put a different badge on it and dress it up however you want, but a Lexus ES is still a Camry [I don't know if this is still the case, but Lexus was just marketing brand for the American market. In other countries, Lexus vehicles were sold as Toyotas]. A Lexus might even be a better car than a Mercedes (and less costly to service), but at the end of the day only one of them carries prestige. I can't imagine Janis Joplin writing "O Lord, won't you buy me a Lexus ES." That's why GS put the GS logo at 12 o'clock and dropped the Seiko badge. They're trying to distance GS watches from Seiko so they can appeal to luxury buyers.

    Of course, one difference between cars and watches is that most people would recognize the brand of your car. No one will notice whatever watch is on your wrist.

    In the end, these are luxury items where brand and prestige are as much, or more, of a factor as quality and functionality, which means it only comes down to opinion. Many will argue in favor of the GS (and some might ridicule my commentary in the process). Their preferences in favor of GS are equally valid. Once you're spending more than $10 to wear the time on your wrist rather than having to pull out your phone, pretty much every decision just comes down to what you prefer, how the aesthetics speak to you, and what brand you personally align with and feel pride in wearing. Oh yeah, and how easy it will be to flip so we can buy the next one that strikes our fancy.
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