A while back, someone asked how we'd bash a watch that was 'unbashable' and I think put forward the Grand Seiko snowflake as the example. We proceeded to bash it without much bother.So I need a bash.
No risk of an sudden purchase, this is significantly more expensive than the ready cash I have to hand, so it could be 2024 at the earliest, but I need the flaws pointing out so it doesn't migrate to my wish list and fill my brain for the year.
The H. Moser Pioneer & cie 40mm:
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I like and respect the Moser brand, and tried the current (43.8mm) model, but it's too big for my taste without a bezel to take some of the weight. There are some limited edition models with dive bezels but they are at least 20k so way beyond what I would ever spend.
This new model is 40mm and 13k CHF which is very expensive but not impossibly so. I love the sunburst dial, the hands, the practicality of a sports build with 120m WR, screw down crown, rubber strap. This could be a daily casual wear and would compliment but not totally replace my recent purchase Nomos Club (smaller, dial bracelet, small seconds).
So what's wrong with it? Hit me hard, please, otherwise I'll be in thrall to this for a year or more 😁
This, for me, is a lot harder to criticise without resorting to talking about money or really subjective things.
It's got a blue dial and I don't like blue dials. I prefer the older versions where the logo is silver - this for me has too much negative space... But really after that, it's just so much money that I can't comprehend it. And presumably the servicing will be exhorbitant.
If I was rich, I'd buy the red one in the larger size. I think they're stunning. Sorry - I probably need some dungeon time.