So lately my tastes have been all over the map. For a little bit I was looking for a worldtimer, a moonphase, a tourbillon, etc, etc. However each have come and gone. One thing I have been interested in despite all this back and forth is nice detailing. I've lately become more and more enamored by the art instead of the mechanics. Unfortunately, that is not the easiest thing to look for in a watch. Mainly because I don't even know how to describe it. The best way I can is to give two examples.
The first is the Grand Seiko SBGA011, better known as the "Snowflake." Below is a link to Timeless Luxury Watches' review of it, with some good pictures.
The second is the Seiko SARW013. Below is a link to avt80's thread with some pictures.
The Grand Seiko intrigues me with its dial, but also with little subtle features like on the power reserve meter, how on the "cliff" near the E/F markers are polished so they reflect the marker back.
The Presage's maki-e is also quite intriguing to me.
So basically I'm looking for a watch with interesting and nice detailing. Movement is not all that important in this case, other than it works. Mechanical would be nice, but quartz is fine as well. For budget, let's say anything below 8000 USD. I'm open to well below that, 100 USD if it's interesting enough.
I'm tempted to spring for both, but this time I'm actually going to sit on pulling the trigger for a bit given how quickly my collection has grown. So for now I'm soliciting ideas OUTSIDE of the Grand Seiko and the Presage. Other Seikos welcome.