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    Question Battle of the Ivory Dials: GLYCINE F 104 vs SEIKO SARG005 ALPINIST



    Oh, I forgot to mention: $1150 vs $350, respectively.
    Alright, alright, the swivel lug is pretty f'in sexy. But the rest? (The strap is replaceable, so I am gonna NOT count that.)


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    Seiko wins for me, just seems more balanced somehow. The Glycine looks like it's trying too hard.
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    I would like to have the swivel lugs on the Seiko. And the brown strap.
    But yeah, the Glycine looks a bit bare.

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    Gawd. I can forgive a white date wheel on a black dial but vice versa? Hell no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Gawd. I can forgive a white date wheel on a black dial but vice versa? Hell no!
    Well, yeah, but that's why you pay 3.5x more... for that "unusual" design.

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    I prefer the Glycine. It has a less cluttered and crisper looking dial, and the black date window makes some sense in terms of the black numerals on the dial. Would the predominantly white hands make it difficult to read though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolitano View Post
    Well, yeah, but that's why you pay 3.5x more... for that "unusual" design.
    Oh is THAT what you call it


    Gawd. I can forgive a white date wheel on a black dial but vice versa? Hell no!
    It does kinda stick out once you mentioned it .... yes the date wheel of course !!, I don't like it THAT much !!


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    and the black date window makes some sense in terms of the black numerals on the dial.
    No it doesn't !

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGtime View Post
    I prefer the Glycine. It has a less cluttered and crisper looking dial, and the black date window makes some sense in terms of the black numerals on the dial. Would the predominantly white hands make it difficult to read though?
    I think the black frame on the hands could have been, should have been thicker - not only for legibility, but to balance the dial.
    It looks really wimpy to me.

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    If I had to, it would be the Glycine for me, even with the undersized hands. The Seiko looks clunky and ridiculously busy to me. Also, and I freely admit this is a personal quirk, I hate Seiko date windows. Those radius corners on the frameless window are almost always a deal breaker for me.
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    The Seiko, not a fan of lugs or lack of on the Glycine.
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