Getogether (GTG) 20 June 2015

Another trip home and another GTG! This time we had more folks joining us including one of the founders of Seikoclubsg, Lunarin with his amazing collection of watches, all safely transported in a pelican case.

This time, we met at NUS, so it was a quieter place and we spent most of the time talking and photographing watches. More non-Seiko contents this time!

4S36 SARN001 and SAEN001

4S36 SARN001 and SAEN001

There’s an ongoing beauty contest between these 2 beauties. These are the most complicated Seiko mechanical (both within the 4S family and outside) movements to date and sadly discontinued. The one at the bottom is mine (orignal post here) and the other (less pretty) version belongs to a fellow collector who grab this NEARLY NOS EXAMPLE at a price lower than mine with FULL BOX AND PAPERS in Tokyo last month.

Sometimes, Life is UNFAIR.

Moving on…

Seiko Laurel

Seiko Laurel

Vintage Seiko Laurel, but not the very first. I’m not too familiar with vintage Seikos, so we’ll see if the owner decides to contribute a write up on this piece. Bought for a song and looks good, although the lugs are slightly out of shape.

4S12 Seiko GMT

4S12 Seiko GMT

Please ignore the unsightly cup in the photo. This is a rare 4S12 SUS GMT. This is also the only variant of the 4S movement that I do not own so far. This watch has a globe printed on its caseback sapphire as you can see in the photo below.

4S12 Seiko GMT

4S12 Seiko GMT

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Orient Star

Now this is something you do not see everyday. This is the Orient Star Bike Concept watches, with hints of a bike in the various watch dial designs. For instance the “open heart” resembles the spokes of a tire in the picture below.

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Orient Star

Orient Star

Orient Star

Orient Star

Orient Star

Orient Star

Orient Star

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

This is the Citizen Bullhead powered by the 8110 movement, which is much more value for money compared to its massively more popular counterpart the Seiko 6138 bullhead. The Citizen bullhead is a flyback chronograph and beats at a higher frequency than the Seiko equivalent. Buyers looking for this should look for the octagonal shaped bullhead as the other variants are generally made of base metals, and not stainless steel.

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

Citizen Bullhead

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This is a Louis Erard Regulateur powered by a Peseux 7001 movement. This is the first time I’ve seen or heard of this Swiss brand. Just look at that dial face and the visible cog wheels for the central minute hand and secondary hour hand. Just amazing…

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Sinn U1 Tempus The Hour Glass Limited edition. Completely PVD, including the bezel and bracelet. This is not the only Sinn in this GTG, but that is the subject of another post.

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This is the nicest Tudor dial I have ever seen. Enough said.

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Sinn Chronograph, powered by the Val 7750. A review of the same Sinn chronograph powered by the legendary Lemania 5100 is in the works!

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There are other watches during the GTG, but these are the only ones I have taken photos of.

Great GTG with old friends and new!

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