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    Back from service and I think I may have to keep it

    A while ago, I listed my Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar for sale. It's the previous to current model with the 40mm case and the 100 series movement, and I've had it for quite a few years now; the problem is that I was wearing it infrequently, so told myself it was probably time to move it on.

    When I posted it on SC it was running a bit fast - somewhere between 15 and 20 seconds, from memory. I was surprised that it wasn't snapped up but assumed that the need for a service was a contributory factor. With that in mind I dropped it off at Wempe and waited the couple of months for it to undergo a full service and be returned to the UK. Wempe were superb, as having mistakenly quoted £600 - the cost should have been £900 for this movement - they kindly stood by their original figure, so I managed to save £300 on what it should have cost me. More importantly, its now running at +2s on the wrist, so the service obviously did its job and it also looks brand new (although there was barely a mark on it to begin with).

    I think I may keep hold of it now, as I have something of an attachment to it; it's one of the cleanest executions of a PC out there (Moser probably hold that title, actually) and to my mind it's far, far nicer than the current 42mm model with the Roman numerals. For now, here's a photo to relieve some of the CV-19 related boredom. It's a lovely thing.



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    It is a lovely thing and the service price, even at full price, wasn't too bad. Keeper.

    Cheers
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    Very nice! I like the depth of the complications within the dial


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    That is simply a gorgeous watch, why on earth would you even consider selling it. Life is about surrounding yourself with objects of beauty and you won't get anymore beautiful than that.

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    Lovely, what does the dot underneath Original signify - leap year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    That is simply a gorgeous watch, why on earth would you even consider selling it. Life is about surrounding yourself with objects of beauty and you won't get anymore beautiful than that.

    If I was going to surround myself with objects of beauty, well Iíd start with you, Mick.

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    Thanks, gentlemen!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Lovely, what does the dot underneath Original signify - leap year?
    Yes, it has four different colours so you know how to set it.

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    I would love that as an only watch *checks advert* yes, a long way from my means.

    In that same basic style - hands, dial, case, cal.100 - there was a RG two hander with a mocha dial that was very delicious. Wonder if I've still got the photo somewhere.....



    The only photo of it I ever found online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    I would love that as an only watch *checks advert* yes, a long way from my means.

    In that same basic style - hands, dial, case, cal.100 - there was a RG two hander with a mocha dial that was very delicious. Wonder if I've still got the photo somewhere.....



    The only photo of it I ever found online
    That’s lovely, actually. I had the stainless steel version with a white dial... beautiful simplicity.



    I’ve considered the PC as an only watch, and at one time assumed that was the inevitable outcome. Now I guess it would be something a little more robust and easier to service, as (assuming the virus doesn’t finish me off) I’ll be living in Tenerife within 2/3 years. I don’t intend taking many watches.
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    A watch that if I owned I'd never wear, but no denying its beauty!

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    That is lovely and not surprised you're thinking of keeping it.

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    Lovely watch and picture.
    For me it can be a part of a two watch scenario with the other watch slightly sportier and able to take abuse.
    This and a Sub or a Seadwellers would be an ideal combination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Lovely watch and picture.
    For me it can be a part of a two watch scenario with the other watch slightly sportier and able to take abuse.
    This and a Sub or a Seadwellers would be an ideal combination.
    Yes, that would work perfectly. It's quite hard to work out what I might decide to end up with, though, and I suspect that - assuming I take (say) three watches with me on my retirement in the sun - at least a couple of them will be Rolex sports models. God knows how I'll decide, although one of them will without question be my TT Submariner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    A watch that if I owned I'd never wear, but no denying its beauty!
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    That is lovely and not surprised you're thinking of keeping it.
    Thanks very much!

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    Lucky for you it didnít sell.

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    Always admired and was sorely tempted when you advertised it Tony. But it would meant selling my panomatic lunar XL - something I was not willing to do. GO make amazing watches, their overall styling works really well for me.

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    That's always the challenge with getting a watch serviced. You feel more vested in it.

    It's a class act for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mylofitz View Post
    Lucky for you it didnít sell.
    Probably!

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Always admired and was sorely tempted when you advertised it Tony. But it would meant selling my panomatic lunar XL - something I was not willing to do. GO make amazing watches, their overall styling works really well for me.
    Yes, for me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by ASW1 View Post
    That's always the challenge with getting a watch serviced. You feel more vested in it.

    It's a class act for sure.
    Yes, agreed. Better not do it again

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    Outstanding quality.




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    Beauty....

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    ^^^ Thank you. Here's another image that I've just processed...

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    Lockdown boredom is setting in, so just processed another one taken a while back (blimey - it's a bit bright!). Such a beautiful watch!


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    Such a lovely watch. Seriously considering adding one of these to my collection.


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