Is the watch that is highest on your wish list a watch that is currently not being made, but may be produced at some stage in the future? What kind of watch do you have in mind?
The watch I currently want is a manual wind Grand Seiko Hi Beat, something thinner and lighter than the current version.
Isn't manual wind a liability? Not to me, it has advantages over automatic that are well worth having.
1. You have a pleasing interaction with your watch when you wind it.
2. The watch is simpler. Is that worth anything? I suggest you ask Mr. Phillipe Dufour.
3. The watch is lighter.
4. The watch is thinner.
5. There is no doubt about the power reserve available. If you wind it up in the morning it has plenty of juice till the next morning.
Will this watch ever be made? I have high hopes:
"PPro: Lastly, but not the least, where is the GS headed to?
AO (and Mr. Tshuchiya - Pruduct Planning): As you may have heard many times, GS's product concept is the ultimate "practical" watch. For that purpose, if it makes sense, it MAY choose Tourbillon if it is the way to make GS more accurate. If the Perpetual Calendar makes more sense from the practicality, we MAY choose it. But first and foremost, the accuracy is the heart of GS. We also understand that there are lots of voices from fans to make hand winding Hi-Beat, but as of today, I can't say for certain whether we will make one someday. "
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