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Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by logan2z » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:24 am

39.5mm, blue sunray dial, blue ceramic bezel insert, dial-matched date window, applied numerals, in-house 40hr movement, 200m WR.
Available with rubber or nylon straps or on bracelet. 8580 Euros.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:35 am

Love it. I also dig the black dial version, but both are too spendy for me.

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Post by jeckyll » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am

Something about the font for the numerals doesn't work for me. Beautiful blue though.
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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by gwells » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:05 am

jeckyll wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am
Something about the font for the numerals doesn't work for me. Beautiful blue though.
i think it's just a little too readers digest large print version for me. but yes, they nailed the blue. GO does blue well.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by Ruggs » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:19 am

hoppyjr wrote:Love it. I also dig the black dial version, but both are too spendy for me.
Agreed.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by Ryeguy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:27 am

I love the blue and appreciate the color matched date wheel (I wish more companies would do this), but the size, case shape, and narrow bezel all remind me quite a bit of the SLA017 currently sitting on my wrist (at about 30% the cost).

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by unsub073 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:57 am

jeckyll wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am
Something about the font for the numerals doesn't work for me. Beautiful blue though.
100% agree with ya on this.

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Post by Joeprez » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:40 am

Ryeguy wrote:I love the blue and appreciate the color matched date wheel (I wish more companies would do this), but the size, case shape, and narrow bezel all remind me quite a bit of the SLA017 currently sitting on my wrist (at about 30% the cost).
Same here.


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Post by JBZ » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 am

jeckyll wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:50 am
Something about the font for the numerals doesn't work for me. Beautiful blue though.
Overly large numbers on the dial and overly small numbers on the bezel appear incongruous to me. And I'm not in love with the minute hand.

It is a nice color blue.
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 am

Love it. Wonder if they make it in their larger version

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Post by logan2z » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:04 am

I'm a big fan of GO - I find their designs interesting, the watches are beautifully made and in pretty small numbers.

I like this blue-dialled SeaQ quite a bit, but I think my favorite version is the LE that was produced in an edition of only 69 pcs. It's closest to the original.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by stonehead887 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:44 pm

I want to like it but the numerals just don't suit this watch. Not sure if it's the size or style but for the $$ it looks way too cheap

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by gr8sw » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:42 pm

I'm sure it's well made, but it doesn't look like a $10,000 watch to me with those cartoon arabics :scratch:
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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by logan2z » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:47 pm

gr8sw wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:42 pm
I'm sure it's well made, but it doesn't look like a $10,000 watch to me with those cartoon arabics :scratch:
It's only 1.7 HTC, it's not that bad.

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:15 pm

gr8sw wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:42 pm
I'm sure it's well made, but it doesn't look like a $10,000 watch to me with those cartoon arabics :scratch:
Those arabics are called "Decimals", designed by famous Islandic designer Expensi Von Hoodink who currently lives in East Village and works at Mob owned pie joint as Mozzarella shredder.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by dnslater » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:16 pm

I prefer the Seiko version
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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by tattoo chef » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:02 pm

Nothing about this I like. Don’t like the large numerals, the arrow minute hand or the font of the brand name on the dial for this style of watch. Looks like a cheap micro to be honest.


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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 am

I love everything about it except for the minute arrow It’s hot and am a fan of the home numerals actually. I’d love one but after getting the BLNR it’s out of my budget. I’ll likely grab a used one in the future
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Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:40 am

FWIW, here is a comparison shot from Fratello showing the original SeaQ (left) and the recent re-edition:

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Most of the design elements have been carried over from the original, including the font, arrow minute hand, company logo, etc.

Someone earlier in this thread pointed out the relatively small numerals on the bezel, and the photo on the left shows that those numerals were larger on the original. I prefer the bezel numerals on the original as they seem better proportioned relative to the dial numerals. This wouldn't be deal-breaker for me, but it's curious that GO scaled the bezel numerals down on the re-edition.

Some of these watch companies seem to have never heard the old adage '"if it ain't broke..."

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by petethegreek » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:49 am

I like everything about this watch except the price.


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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:59 am

I find this guy incredibly annoying, but he does provide a good overview of the watch. The bracelet seems very well designed.


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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:56 pm

Yes, that guy is annoying and comes across as arrogant, but I also watch some of his videos when I want to know dimensions and specifics.

I can’t help but think of how much nicer that LE would’ve been without the faux aged lume.

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Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:07 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:56 pm
I can’t help but think of how much nicer that LE would’ve been without the faux aged lume.
I don't mind faux lume in general, but I think they went a bit too far with it here - especially when I look at the photo of the vintage watch, which has a much more subtle lume color.

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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by Joeprez » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:56 pm

If GO had to make some numbers smaller, they should have modified the ones in the dial.

In all honesty I like the watch and also like that it is very similar to the original.

The Seiko SLA does looks great and have a similar case, but the GO looks different, more interesting to me (and I am a fan of that Seiko).


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Re: Glashutte Original SeaQ 39.5mm Diver in Blue

Post by logan2z » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:09 pm

Joeprez wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:56 pm
If GO had to make some numbers smaller, they should have modified the ones in the dial.
It looks like they chose to add dot markers on the bezel at the 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 positions where none existed on the original. That left less room for the numbers at those positions and so they had to scale them to fit in the remaining space. At least that's what it looks like to me.

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