Sometimes you read about a watch, and on paper it just blows you away. Maybe it features some advanced tech, some cool complications, perfect design touches--but somehow, as a whole, it just doesn't work for you.
This thread is for the watches that you feel are somehow less than the sum of their parts. Watches that you want to *want*, that you want to *love*, that you *should* love, but you just don't.
The best example of this for me is the Grand Seiko Snowflake. https://imgur.com/a/welGryp So many reasons to love this watch:
-The dial. The dial surface itself is gorgeous and unique. The hands are sharp and crisp, and the blue seconds hand provides a handsome hint of color. The indices are polished and faceted to perfection--you could watch the cool blue seconds hand's buttery sweep reflected in every bare metal surface on that dial ALL. DAY. LONG. Clean and crisp printing that looks great on the textured dial to boot.
-The Spring Drive. One of the coolest movements ever in my opinion. One of the few truly different approaches to timekeeping out there, this hybrid movement keeps time to within 1s. It's beautifully finished and decorated by GS and is shown off by an ample display caseback. Most important, it lends a hydraulic smoothness to the sweet of the seconds hand which just looks amazing.
-Finishing. GS is known to do some of the best finishing around. GS could stand for "gold standard" because for real, they do flawless work.
-The materials. Zaratsu polished hardened titanium. What's not to love? It's got a great color, is lightweight, and the high level of finishing on Ti is technically very impressive.
But still, somehow as a total package, it leaves me saying, "meh". Macros make me drool, but when I look at wrist shots or pics of the whole watch and bracelet, I get...nothing. Which watches are like that for you?