A bit of macro fun with the GS Lake Suwa

I was inspired by someone's macro photography post and wanted to play around with mine. Hope you enjoy!

Grand Seiko Lake Suwa limited edition, SLGA007

First, some dial shots. Blue waves look a bit like coarse wood this close in. The applied gold GS logo is very clean, well defined.

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Bottom half plus a bit of the sharp hands

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Look at how sharp those hands are... brushed surface, black polished, sharp angles.

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More sexy hand shots

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Further out shot

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Now, my A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone

Look how deep set the big date window is.

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Bottlm right part of dial shows the well polished hands in the sub-dial and it's texture and the finishing on that little triangle indicator of the 2nd time in this sub-dial - London time I. This instance. The red filled indicator means that this selected time zone, London, has daylight savings. So, you would have to mentally add (?) An hour when daylight savings is in effect. I can't you of a watch that can make that adjustment for you..

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The Lange tax is gratuitously being paid here. The balance cock is nicely engraved by hand. The regulator is black polished.

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Another cock (sorry) holding part of the gear train up close. These are engraved by hand, so you can see some imperfect lines. You can also see the nice brushing on the 3/4 plate behind the gear train.

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Angled shot to see some nice black polishing on the bridge and the angled bevels. I've heard the quality of the finishing has gotten slightly worse over the decades and I would love to compare one day. I want to get a gen 1 zeitwerk at some point and so we can do a comparison then!

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Will do more shots of my new Moser enamel piece and other watches later.

Very nice pictures. It is such an interesting thing to me that watches, be it the dial or the movement, can't be appreciated in their fullest without a little magnification. And that GS dial is one of the most stunning of all time.

Super! Nice work (collecting AND snapping).

One of the best dials ive ever seen on that GS. They never fail to amaze me with their craftsmanship, whether its from the dials, hands, indices, or especially the movement itself.

1Jewel

Very nice pictures. It is such an interesting thing to me that watches, be it the dial or the movement, can't be appreciated in their fullest without a little magnification. And that GS dial is one of the most stunning of all time.

Thanks. It's true, watches are little engineering marvels that we should appreciate. Tiny screws, tiny gears, delicate hands. I'm going to do a 2h "taster" watch making class and I am sure I will be even more impressed with watches when I see how small the parts are.

justdate

One of the best dials ive ever seen on that GS. They never fail to amaze me with their craftsmanship, whether its from the dials, hands, indices, or especially the movement itself.

Indeed, GS now gets the attention it deserves. Zaratsu polishing is the same as black polishing, but GS does it on their entire case!

Awesome photos, but man Grand Seiko does a hell of a job for their price and you proved that!

GS quality really is difficult to beat at the price point!

Great pics! That GS is an all-time grail for me. Just insanely beautiful. And the Lange鈥檚 not to shabby either! haha

Both great watches, but my God, that Lange. Wow.

Why A. Lange & Sohne is not considered one of the top "holy trinity" is beyond me. I guess because its not Swiss, but still.....

The Lake Suwa dial is beautiful.

Everyone talks about the Snowflake, this Lake one is insane, too bad it鈥檚 limited hope they make more like it.

I tried on the SLGA019 yesterday, it鈥檚 amazing. But the splash of gold makes such a difference.

I really need to invest in a good macro lens/ DSLR setup cause these photos are stunning. I have the newer SLGA019 Lake Suwa and I鈥檝e always loved the gold tones on the original. Thanks for taking the time to take these photos and post them up here. You did a great job showing the depth of the PanoramaDatum on the Lange and how both numerals are on different planes. 馃敟馃敟

The polished edges on the GS hands are absolute perfection 馃憣

seikoboi

Everyone talks about the Snowflake, this Lake one is insane, too bad it鈥檚 limited hope they make more like it.

They now have regular production versions! SLGA021G has a darker blue than this and SLGA019 looks the same as mine. Both don't have good accents due to not being limited.

TheHoroSexual

I really need to invest in a good macro lens/ DSLR setup cause these photos are stunning. I have the newer SLGA019 Lake Suwa and I鈥檝e always loved the gold tones on the original. Thanks for taking the time to take these photos and post them up here. You did a great job showing the depth of the PanoramaDatum on the Lange and how both numerals are on different planes. 馃敟馃敟

Mine is crappy little macro lens on my phone and your future macro lens on your DSLR should be even better and more zoomed in. I just sold all my old non mirror lens DSLR stuff, but not I want to get them again 馃ぃ

Blacksunshine

Both great watches, but my God, that Lange. Wow.

Why A. Lange & Sohne is not considered one of the top "holy trinity" is beyond me. I guess because its not Swiss, but still.....

I used to say, "AP should be replaced by Lange". These days there are so many great watch brands that I don't even refer to it anymore to non-watch folks as to not perpetuate it. It's true that the newer watchmakers need to continue to build their brand to stand the test of time (eg FP Journe probably already in hall of fame and Lange too).

Nice shots 馃ぉ