Movement decorations

View Poll Results: Whish decoration is most beautiful?

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  • Omega 8500 movement

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  • GS caliber 9R86

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    Movement decorations

    Is movements decorations important for you? I have listed the Omega 8500 movement and Grand Seiko caliber 9R86. Which one do you think has the most beautiful decorations? Its a hard choice for me but in this case I think I have to swallow my Seiko proudness and vote for Omegas 8500 movement.




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    Re: Movement decorations

    It's not important, but it is a plus. Actually most of my watches have display backs so for my next watch I kind of want a regular metal back.
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    Re: Movement decorations

    Movement decoration is not the most important factor but it is nice.
    I think that the Omega 8500 has the edge over the Seiko 9R86 but not by much.
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    Re: Movement decorations

    To win this one Seiko needs to bring its 9s a-game
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    The SD movements are generally prettier than te 9s though.

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    Re: Movement decorations

    Movement decoration is extremely important to me-in fact it's part of the reason why I collect the sort of watches I do.

    I love the rayed damaskeen on the Omega. It reminds of the "sunburst" damaskeen used by Illinois on Bunn grade watches and a few others.

    The Geneva stripes on the GS just aren't doing it for me.
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    Re: Movement decorations

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue bird View Post
    Movement decoration is not the most important factor but it is nice.
    I think that the Omega 8500 has the edge over the Seiko 9R86 but not by much.
    I agree. But that is until you bring in the 5R86. The cheaper cousin in the Ananta. Technically exactly the same movement but for some reason with a much nicer decoration.

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    Polished screws, chamfered and polished edges, perlage, skeleton rotor with a finish that scintillates in the colors of the rainbow, circular cotes de Geneve.

    Much nicer. Hard to believe. I held them both side by side in my hand and went over them with a loupe. The cheaper 5R86 is technically identical but has the nicer decoration. I guess they just wanted to keep the GS line simple.
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