Honestly looking at the photos I have the same impression when I see photos of grand Seiko watches, it looks fairly boring. I have to assume it looks better in person since people swoon over and buy the GS.
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A bit of a yawn, really. Nothing new except exotic finishing techniques. But given the regular discontent over plastic movement holders, what will people say about a PAPER dial?
The Citizen is not the best Quartz watch in the world...
...it's the best watch in the world, period.
- The new 8MHz Citizen caliber is 0100 ("...the A010 prototype was shown in a pocket watch case...").
- The new Longines VHP has a perpetual calendar ("...only offers a date which is not perpetual...").
- Finally, an expert (a real one!) would never use an expression like "best quartz watch in the world" not even with a question mark (?)... never!
I'm not going to rush out to buy one. The dial may have an interesting texture but it still suffers from precisely the same problems as my old Citizen that bugged me so much. Deep-set, looking far smaller than its dimensions would suggest, with high-set hands giving parallax problems and casting long shadows over the dial and a date set so deep it's hard to see except straight on. I could probably have got used to it if it hadn't spent a year opposite a Grand Seiko. What I couldn't get used to, though, was the series of headaches I suffered in dealing with Citizen Customer Service over the course of several months during which they singularly failed to fix the off-spec rate. I wasn't much impressed by their second hand alignment tech, either.
Don't get me wrong; the specs are great and if it works for you and you find the aesthetic to your tastes then you may well have found your perfect watch. I'm just not sure that Citizen can tempt me back. Not until the 8 MHz release, anyway.
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This watch is nice overall, great movement (obviously) and flawless finishing/build quality but the design is why I keep buying Swiss watches even with their initial quality issues. The Swiss just plain get design a whole lot more than the Japanese. Even with so much done right in tht watch I'll pass, my mid 50+ year old eyes would have issues with the low contrast dial (same with most of the Grand Seikos, contrast is too low).
Since these watches are almost always JDM apparently the domestic market doesn't like something more interesting or bold.
We need HAQs for Seniors?
I will be saving my money for the Caliber 0010.
The 1030-57E has a very black dial, great hands with lume and the best AR I've ever seen (beats the likes of Omega).
On sunny days a couple of people have actually commented that it looks like my watch has no crystal.
Smart work style watches don't get much easier to read.
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