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Old 12-31-2018, 11:03 PM
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My passion for watches rivals my love of audio. And since Iím more than happy with my 2 channel audio set up I find myself once again on the horological hunt.
About mid year I picked up SInn U1 dive watch. Iíve owned a few U1ís over the years and once again found myself drawn to this timekeeping behemoth. This time however I opted for the fully tegimented model. This is a hardening process of the steel that makes the surface very durable and scratch resistant. So far itís help up well.

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Next up was a Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer. I loved this watch since its debut at Basel World in 2017 and knew I would one day have one. And finally in late September my vision came true.

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If my 2018 watch journey would have ended with the above pieces I would have been completely happy. But thanks to my wife more was to come, for Christmas Yolanda presented me with an Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch. She didnít settle for the base Moon Watch with engraved case-back and hesitate crystal. Instead she went for the Sapphire Sandwich, an upgrade Iíll gladly accept

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Yolanda was also thoughtful enough to arrange a exchange at the AD should I not like the Speedy. So the dealer held the warranty cards so I might do an exchange. So today I stopped at the AD to pick up my warranty cards and some other paper work when something else caught my eye. CH Premier, the selling dealer, has LOTS of eye candy for the watch lover. Brands like Omega, Panerai, IWC, A. Lange, Breguet, Bell & Ross, Carl F Bucherer, Glashutte Original, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget, Patek Philippe, just to name a few. So while I was waiting to be helped a strolled around the store as I usually do taking in all the lovely wristwatches. As I strolled to the back I the store a spotted a small gathering of Grand Seiko pieces. Iíve never handled one in person so there was no way I wasnít going to fondle one, or two
All were nice but one in particular got my juices flowing, the SBGE201G, a Spring Drive GMT thatís part of their Sport Collection. I knew when I placed this on my wrist I wasnít leaving without it.

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Old 12-31-2018, 11:50 PM
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You have great taste Don, I like the GS's and that's my favourite.
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Congratulations! All beautiful and elegant timepieces, each in their own right. I have handled an Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch without the upgrade at the local AD, and it was amazing. The upgrade makes it simply superb. You are a fortunate man. I am glad you are getting so much enjoyment, as it seems each piece matches your aesthetic so well.
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all nice pieces Don, especially the GS !
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all nice pieces Don, especially the GS !


Thanks, the fit and finish for the GS price point is hard to beat. And the Spring Drive movement is something special. Too bad this doesnít use display back like some other GSís do. The clasp is nicely done as well. IMG_6428.jpg
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Nicely done, Don. Iím drooling in fact. Iíve always been an Omega guy thanks to my father. He used to go to every rummage sale he found and he would ask if they had any watches. Most people never considered putting old watches out so he usually had good pickings. Your GS is top notch.

Hereís a few pages on GS from a book my wife gave me for Christmas, ďA Man & His WatchĒ.

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Old 01-06-2019, 01:29 AM
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Nicely done, Don. Iím drooling in fact. Iíve always been an Omega guy thanks to my father. He used to go to every rummage sale he found and he would ask if they had any watches. Most people never considered putting old watches out so he usually had good pickings. Your GS is top notch.

Hereís a few pages on GS from a book my wife gave me for Christmas, ďA Man & His WatchĒ.

Enjoy!

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Sounds like a great book, is this it?

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-m...nek/1125984118
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Yes sir. I smile when Iím reading it.
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Yes sir. I smile when Iím reading it.


Thanks so much for mentioning this book, just ordered a copy. Will be my new ďcoffee table bookĒ!
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Sounds like a great book, is this it?

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-m...nek/1125984118
got it for Xmas, 20 bucks @ Amazon.
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