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    Dive into the original - The new SeaQ


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jocke View Post
    How much?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    How much?
    This ^^

    Also, it's a shame they framed the date with this white line, like Omega had done on the Seamaster GMT.
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    All over C24 for ~£5,500.

    Looks too similar to Breitling's Superocean ~£2,000

    As it's Swatch Group, can't see the movement being anything remarkable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    All over C24 for ~£5,500.

    Looks too similar to Breitling's Superocean ~£2,000

    As it's Swatch Group, can't see the movement being anything remarkable.
    Thank you. Too rich for me. Pity, I like it as much as the big Superocean but in a better size for my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    All over C24 for ~£5,500.

    Looks too similar to Breitling's Superocean ~£2,000

    As it's Swatch Group, can't see the movement being anything remarkable.
    What a bizarre comment

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    I love the Lume ,great how it changes from yellow/orange to blue .
    Great pics again,off for a google


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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post

    As it's Swatch Group, can't see the movement being anything remarkable.

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    I received the Glashutte catalogue through the post yesterday, there is a separate booklet for the seaQ line. Beautiful watches.

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    Personally prefer panorama date version, but price goes to the next level. When these came out, one seller in chrono24 had priced these with a wrong price, tried to buy one but they cancelled sale. It was panorama date on bracelet for the price of model with normal date. No hard feelings as I didn’t really expect such discount on a model just released.

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    Wow... another vintage themed.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sorry dropped off there for a minute... it's another homage to an old... [yawn] diver and... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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    I handled one in Wempe in Hamburg. Meh. Meeeehhhhhh. MMMMEEEEEHHHHHH.

    Very vanilla. If you bought this over a 50 Fathoms you'd need your head tested. It is blandness personified with fake aged lume, a very average case, average dial, avera....yawn.....snore......

    Edited as I saw the post just above and lol yes spot on. This watch is a cracking cure for insomnia!
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    It looks like the TAG Heuer Autavia Isograph... that wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    What a bizarre comment
    How so?

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    Strange comments on this thread, given the cost of recent Seiko reissues and the relative quality of each. I know which I’d sooner have on my wrist.

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    I like it, but then again i'm very much into the vintage theme at the moment and this was on my shortlist but never made the cut. Excellent pictures as usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Strange comments on this thread, given the cost of recent Seiko reissues and the relative quality of each. I know which I’d sooner have on my wrist.
    Depends which Seiko reissue. The SLA025 is cheaper than this a d is a superior watch. SLA033 less so

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Strange comments on this thread, given the cost of recent Seiko reissues and the relative quality of each. I know which I’d sooner have on my wrist.
    Agree 100%.

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    Your photos are so nice I could lick them off the screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    How so?
    The inference that Swatch Group don’t produce good movements - Omega Cooaxial, Blancpain 1315,
    Not just bizarre, but also ignorant.

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    It looks dreadful but each to his own. The best part appears to be the movement, which one can't see

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    The inference that Swatch Group don’t produce good movements - Omega Cooaxial, Blancpain 1315,
    Not just bizarre, but also ignorant.
    Well thanks for the ad-hominem, but the inference is yours - we both know they produce a plethora of merely adequate movements amidst the handful of superstars inherited with the companies they purchased. Now, I am going to hold my hand up and admit I didn't know Glashütte Original still make some pretty nice in-house calibres, so guilty as charged there, just assumed the sudden arrival of a GO-branded diver meant a generic movement...

    Mmmm... Delicious Humble Pie...

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    I like the review!

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    Hmm, I'm all for a bit of vintage revival.

    However, I've learnt that I don't like fake lume. Also on this model, it is my view that the numerals are too big, but this could just be the photo.

    Finally, it looks like the Zeno Army watch (one is posted on the Friday thread by IVK #189). The Zeno is a nicer watch aesthetically imo, and has nicer lume colour indices (not faux).

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    Lovely images, Jocke. For me, I'd like to see the indices and hands scaled down a bit, but given that this will have been a conscious design decision by GO they must have been happy with the overall look of the watch. Personally I'd call it a near miss, but I'm sure I'd wear it if gifted one

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    Not sure why all the negativity. It looks like a perfectly respectable Vostok homage to me.

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    I’m not into the lume colour either but they do a blue version with pure white lume. I wouldn’t mind seeing that one in person.

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    I was looking forward to seeing the SeaQ range and I was extremely disappointed. They're a bit meh in real life. As a GO fan I really wanted to like them, but I couldn't. This is probably the best one, but it uses an older movement and a GO without a panoramic date is not quite as nice.

    Shame really. Lovely photography as ever Jocke!

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    I like it.
    Would I buy it? No.

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    I've changed my mind LOL. Spent a LOT of time with this today in Wempe New Bond St. Of the 2 versions, the retro - themed 39.5mm and the larger panorama date model I prefer the smaller fake lume one by far. It looks better on rubber but the bracelet is superb with no screws visible on the links and a cool adjusting clasp. It is a superior bracelet compared to anything Rolex and Omega have and that includes the Deepsea. So buy on bracelet and get rubber for around £280 or so is the advice. I'm seriously considering it now - you need to spend time with it to appreciate it properly.

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    I think these look really lovely, and I'm very tempted... Why does the list only ever get longer??

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    Not sure why all the negativity. It looks like a perfectly respectable Vostok homage to me.
    Absolutely, that handset, the oversize numerals and then there's the similarity of the trident logo with Vostoks Neptune range, chuckle.

    Good photos.

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    I like most things about it except the fact the lume glows blue which I think is at odds with the vintage theme

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    A gorgeous watch and perfect size.

    I tried one on with a bracelet yesterday. The images aren’t up to Jocke’s.

    In relation to price, GO make most of their components in-house and each watch is limited in numbers, so you’re paying for quality.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    Very good photos, but that's where it ends. The case and dial, particularly the font and colour used don't look right to me. Take away the brand name and you are looking at a sub £500 kickstarter dive watch project.
    Nice appraisal which appears to based purely on aesthetics. I have handled GOs and £500 microbrands, the difference is night and day in terms of quality. Aesthetics is personal preference. I am not sold on this particular watch, the big date version is far nicer IMHO.

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    Isn’t the 39mm SeaQ a modern reinterpretation of their 1969 diver? I believe there’s also a more accurate LE heritage model too in this size.
    I like it but have doubts over the quality of the movement used at this price. The larger pano option seems like the better watch but is sadly too large for my tastes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    I've changed my mind LOL. Spent a LOT of time with this today in Wempe New Bond St. Of the 2 versions, the retro - themed 39.5mm and the larger panorama date model I prefer the smaller fake lume one by far. It looks better on rubber but the bracelet is superb with no screws visible on the links and a cool adjusting clasp. It is a superior bracelet compared to anything Rolex and Omega have and that includes the Deepsea. So buy on bracelet and get rubber for around £280 or so is the advice. I'm seriously considering it now - you need to spend time with it to appreciate it properly.

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    And I after moaning about vintage bought an Rado Captain Cook 37mm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by davide View Post
    A gorgeous watch and perfect size.

    I tried one on with a bracelet yesterday. The images aren’t up to Jocke’s.

    In relation to price, GO make most of their components in-house and each watch is limited in numbers, so you’re paying for quality.




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    Love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    I've changed my mind LOL. Spent a LOT of time with this today in Wempe New Bond St. Of the 2 versions, the retro - themed 39.5mm and the larger panorama date model I prefer the smaller fake lume one by far. It looks better on rubber but the bracelet is superb with no screws visible on the links and a cool adjusting clasp. It is a superior bracelet compared to anything Rolex and Omega have and that includes the Deepsea. So buy on bracelet and get rubber for around £280 or so is the advice. I'm seriously considering it now - you need to spend time with it to appreciate it properly.

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    What is the price on the bracelet for the 39.5 Ryan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    What is the price on the bracelet for the 39.5 Ryan?
    List is £8200 but can be had for around £6k

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    Nah, minute hand is just awful.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    If I cough a glance of it on someone else's wrist I'd think it was a vostok or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    Not sure why all the negativity. It looks like a perfectly respectable Vostok homage to me.
    It’s funny because it’s true.

    And a Vostok is less dishonest, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    List is £8200 but can be had for around £6k

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    Cheers Tempted.

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    If you have a saved search on eBay for ‘skin diver’ you see this same design made by hundreds of Swiss brands from the 60s. Damon Hill used to wear one.

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    Thank you all for your comments.

    I know this is not a watch for everyone but at the same time you should probably handle it and see it in reality to realize that it holds the usual Glashütte Original quality.
    Comparing it with Vostock ends with them being just the same to the look that is similar, finish and quality are horse lengths from each other. It's a bit like saying that a
    Thailand Rolex is as good as a real Rolex. 🤣🤣🤣

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamaster73 View Post
    It’s funny because it’s true.

    And a Vostok is less dishonest, of course.
    Want to develop what's dishonest with Glashütte Original? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    Very good photos, but that's where it ends. The case and dial, particularly the font and colour used don't look right to me. Take away the brand name and you are looking at a sub £500 kickstarter dive watch project.
    The movement is an irrelevance, then?

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    Are you for real?? Omega (Swatch) Master Coaxial calibre is one of the best movements on the planet!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    All over C24 for ~£5,500.

    Looks too similar to Breitling's Superocean ~£2,000

    As it's Swatch Group, can't see the movement being anything remarkable.
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    Managed a quick try on at WoS in Regents Street over the weekend, always preferred the PanoLunar collection (grail for me). But was lightly impressed with the Sea Q, wears much smaller than the 44mm specs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McBeardy View Post
    Managed a quick try on at WoS in Regents Street over the weekend, always preferred the PanoLunar collection (grail for me). But was lightly impressed with the Sea Q, wears much smaller than the 44mm specs.

    Looks much better 'in the flesh' than in the professional shots. The aged lume doesnt look so prominent.

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