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Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by pbj204 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:53 am

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Looks like they just did a remake of the Spezimatic divers. So if you like really large numerals, you must be excited. Vintage pic above, new ones here:

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https://www.glashuette-original.com/spe ... collection

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am

Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Nellipj » Fri May 17, 2019 4:07 am

Love the big date on Glashütte. Not sure it works on these new ones :think:

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Nellipj » Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
The big date versions are 43mm.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:19 am

Nellipj wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
The big date versions are 43mm.
Don't love the big date on these.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Ryeguy » Fri May 17, 2019 4:19 am

Interesting. The case is reminiscent of the Seiko 62MAS. I like the fact they color matched the date wheels.

The 4 o’clock date window location isn’t great, but I think it’s cool that they squared it instead of the more typical angled numbers. It’s different and purposeful. I just need to get used to it.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08
That’s a lot less good looking.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Ryeguy » Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08
That’s a lot less good looking.
9,700 Euro on bracelet. Makes me like my SLA017 all the more.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 17, 2019 6:14 am

The 39.5 model is a LE of about 50 if I read correctly. The regular model looks different and is 43.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Jeep99dad » Fri May 17, 2019 7:21 am

I’m digging these
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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 7:21 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:14 am
The 39.5 model is a LE of about 50 if I read correctly. The regular model looks different and is 43.
Only the '1969' model, that most closely replicates the original, is an LE. The other 39.5mm models are not.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-06-80-08

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08
That’s a lot less good looking.
9,700 Euro on bracelet. Makes me like my SLA017 all the more.
The SLA017 is one of the few Seikos I like, but I think the comparison is apples and oranges.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by Ryeguy » Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08
That’s a lot less good looking.
9,700 Euro on bracelet. Makes me like my SLA017 all the more.
The SLA017 is one of the few Seikos I like, but I think the comparison is apples and oranges.
I don't know enough about the 39-11 movement to argue that point, but both are visually similar, limited edition, stainless steel sport / dive watches. They have identical water resistance and nearly identical dimensions. Vastly differing price points.
GO versus SLA.jpg
I don't want to come across as one of those "my Seiko is a good as your Rolex" guys, but I couldn't help but notice the visual similarities (Arabic numerals aside).




(If I were one of those guys I might also point out that Seiko produced their 6217 4 years prior to GO releasing their Spezimatic diver, so there is the possibility the Seiko influenced the GO design.)
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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:19 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:09 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:06 am
Not something I'd expect from GO but kind of interesting. I get the vintage roots, but a bit small for a diver at 39mm IMHO. I'm a big GO fan so curious to see them in person.
Where are yo I seeing 39mm?

This one looks great.
https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 3-02-81-70

It’s 43mm.
The versions without the big date (which are closest in design to the original) are 39.5mm.

https://www.glashuette-original.com/col ... 1-01-80-08
That’s a lot less good looking.
9,700 Euro on bracelet. Makes me like my SLA017 all the more.
The SLA017 is one of the few Seikos I like, but I think the comparison is apples and oranges.
I don't know enough about the 39-11 movement to argue that point, but both are visually similar, limited edition, stainless steel sport / dive watches. They have identical water resistance and nearly identical dimensions. Vastly differing price points.

GO versus SLA.jpg

I don't want to come across as one of those "my Seiko is a good as your Rolex" guys, but I couldn't help but notice the visual similarities (Arabic numerals aside).
Point taken, there are many visual similarities.

My experience with GOs tells me that they're very finely made/finished watches. The movements are finished to a high standard, dials and cases are made in-house and beautifully done, etc. I don't have the same experience with Seikos but my understanding is that, with the possible exception of Grand Seikos, they are not at the same level - nor would I expect them to be given the disparity in price points. That said, I'm not in love with this particular GO and wouldn't drop $10K on it.

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri May 17, 2019 8:48 am

I agree 100%. Again, I was just taken with the visual similarities between the two.

In reality, we could probably find a dozen other models from this era with similar case designs. Like most things in watch making, the devil is in the details (and therefore the price premium).

I actually like this GO. I don’t $10K like it, but if I rolled in the income bracket where a $10K purchase was an “impulse buy”, I’d probably hit it.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 8:53 am

I'm sure the GO is made to a nicer standard, but I think the Seiko is probably a little better looking.

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Post by rockmastermike » Fri May 17, 2019 8:57 am

So the 39.5 LE is 9,700 euros.....how much is the regular production 39.5 size?

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Post by demer03 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 am

I like it. A lot.
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Post by rockmastermike » Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 am

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I like it. A lot.
Yep - has me contemplating things (depending on price)

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 am

demer03 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 am
I like it. A lot.
As a GO fan I want to like it, but those giant numbers are putting me off.

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 9:22 am

rockmastermike wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:15 am
demer03 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 am
I like it. A lot.
Yep - has me contemplating things (depending on price)
One word of caution to a serial flipper like yourself: While great watches, GOs can take a real beating on the secondary market.

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 am

rockmastermike wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:57 am
So the 39.5 LE is 9,700 euros.....how much is the regular production 39.5 size?
They're all 8,500-8,800 Euros on strap (depending on buckle). The non-LE is available on bracelet for 9,700 Euros.

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Re: Glashutte Original Spezimatic divers

Post by demer03 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 am
demer03 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:01 am
I like it. A lot.
As a GO fan I want to like it, but those giant numbers are putting me off.
You know me...stuck in the vintage. It ticks my boxes but I can see your point.
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