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Thread: Saw my first Spring Drive Seiko last night

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    Saw my first Spring Drive Seiko last night

    It's rare that a Seiko outlet store has a Spring Drive watch in stock. So I was really surprised when the guy mentioned it after my usual "what interesting automatics are here today?"

    It was an Ananta, and was really beautifully made.

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    But I can't wrap my mind around the styling. Or the thickness.

    The continuous movement of the seconds hand was mesmerizing, and the GMT function was perfectly implemented, with the quick-set moving the 12-hour hand in one-hour increments without stopping the movement. With a watch that runs within a few seconds a year, it is important to be able to change timezones without stopping the watch.

    The finish on the visible part of the movement was excellent.

    But that styling...

    Rick "not averse to some unique styling, but... " Denney
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    The Ananta is a massive watch.

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    Stylish it is not, tall is what it is

    What holds the watch body to the base ? , screws from underneath ?

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    Beautiful work of Horological art , but to big & tall for Moi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Stylish it is not, tall is what it is

    What holds the watch body to the base ? , screws from underneath ?
    Yes, six of them. Grade-8, no doubt, not to be pulled apart. But it's an illusion--the displayback crystal is in the base, not the black tuna can. Removing those screws opens the watch.

    Rick "who can do big but isn't a fan of thick" Denney
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    How much?

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    I love my Spring Drive Ananta, but not everyday.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfortson View Post
    How much?
    The marked price (which I do not know if represents the company store discount) was $4300. I was not interested enough to discuss price.

    Rick "who has never really explored Seiko pricing" Denney
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    Bit of a lump. No, don't like it at all...

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