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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    Bah...why didn't they just put a 5 SPY movement in it?? Technically not self contained HAQ this one, am I right? I really with Seiko would step up their HAQ game to more in line with ETA/Longines and Citizen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomchicago View Post
    Bah...why didn't they just put a 5 SPY movement in it?? Technically not self contained HAQ this one, am I right? I really with Seiko would step up their HAQ game to more in line with ETA/Longines and Citizen.
    If it resets twice a day why bother spending more for a more precise/accurate movement? Spec said 15 s/m deviation without any updates.

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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    36,000 U.S. dollars?!?!?!?!?!

    Maybe the link should have led with the price
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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    LE of 50, too. Make sure to order yours before they sell out.



    That case....run. Hideous.

    The only interesting thing is the new 3X22 movement. One thing I don't have is a GPS watch, because all the current Citizen and Seiko offerings are too big and overly complex for my taste. This one seems to eschew all the bells and whistles. Now they just have to slap it into a sane case, with a sane price tag. Given that Seiko's been moving upmarket...well, we shall see.
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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    Accuracy

    ±15 seconds per month without a gps fix.

    But thin is good.


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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    Quote Originally Posted by nodnar View Post
    Accuracy

    ±15 seconds per month without a gps fix.

    But thin is good.
    As was pointed out, when you're checking daily...why bother with an inherent 10 SPY movement?

    I know of no watch using GPS or RF where the basic movement would even make COSC-level accuracy. One could make a somewhat stronger argument for RF, as it has more restrictive technical limitations (reception is impossible/range from receiver are dependent on time of day, reception is range- and terrain-limited, reception takes significantly longer (I believe) which increases the risk of reception failure.) If you're not gonna do it with RF, then there's clearly no pressure to do it with GPS.
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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post

    I know of no watch using GPS or RF where the basic movement would even make COSC-level accuracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    36,000 U.S. dollars?!?!?!?!?!

    Maybe the link should have led with the price [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.watchuseek.com/images/smilies/icon_sad.gif[/IMG]
    It's not the first watch with this movement either, there's at least a couple of ladies Astrons using the 3X22 for ~$2000 so imagine that will be the non-limited edition price point.

    https://www.sakurawatches.com/seiko-astron-stxd001

    Much rather have both the calibre 0100's and another $12,000 in my pocket..
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    Re: Seiko Astron 50th anniversary LE

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Morgenwerk?
    Mmm, true, perhaps. I haven't followed the Morgenwerk that closely the last couple years, but IIRC there've been issues? And do we know how accurate the TC is, without recourse to the GPS? So my mind tends to downplay them.

    Doesn't help they're much too large for me... :)
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