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December 30, 2012

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Angelo

Wow, this indeed makes a strong case for the Orient/Seiko movements. Aside from the "collectibility" aspect of owning the more complicated Swiss movements---this seems like a no-brainer. In all things mechanical (at least all things I can think of) if you find a way to use fewer moving parts to achieve the same results---or even better results---that is what you do. Some might point to the Mazda/Wankel rotary engine and say that had fewer moving parts but wasn't/isn't as good as a traditional push rod or overhead cam engine. But to be clear, the rotary does not give you the same results, so it's not a good comparison. In the case of these watches (no pun intended) the Orient movement seems simpler, more robust----keeps time at least as well or even better---should actually last longer----and will require much less maintenance. Again, aside from collectibility, tradition or snobbery, what argument can be made in favor of the Swiss movement? Appreciation? I think that falls under collectibility.

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