Traska GADA Watch

So for those of you who saw and posted (thank you again), I made a post regarding my search for a GADA watch after I failed in obtaining a Smiths Everest. I cam across Traska thanks to some suggestions here. While researching the Traska Summiteer, I came across the Commuter model. Same dimensions and movement. Just different dial. Full disclosure, the Commuter has a date complication option, which I’m not opposed to. Curious as to what you would choose for a GADA watch. I plan to wear this as an everyday watch that I grab when I just don’t want to think about which watch to wear. I want it to be able to pair with jeans and tshirt, slacks and dress shirt, and be at home on a hiking trail or under a cuff while also being a strap monster. With all that in mind, which would you choose and why?

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For me I would just flip a coin lol. They're both able to fit the criteria you've listed, pretty well. But if I absolutely HAD to chose, I'd go with the Commuter. On the basis of me preferring to have applied indices, if the option presents itself. 

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A has the Arabic numerals that balance the dial. 

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I just pre-ordered the Lorien Falcon III to be my 36mm GADA watch. Does Traska have an ETA for the summiteer? 

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I personally would go for the Traska commuter. That's because I prefer all indices layout over mixed layouts. Also it has applied indices which is great. Also that date complication is a useful addition imo. The problem with the commuter, at least for me, is it's hands I hate this soulless stick boxy hand design. If I could swap hands with the summiteer it'd be ideal. 

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I have both but will probably sell the Commuter (although mine doesn't have a date). The Summiteer has way better lume in the night and the dial, with the recessed central section, is more interesting. I don't really think the applied markers really make such a difference to be honest. So from experience, when I have both at reach, I get the Summiteer every time. 

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People that like the Rolex Exploder seem to love the Summiteer. I don't and I don't. People think this "adventure watch" dresses up nicely, and again I disagree. I find it a stretch to wear a black dial and cardinal points indices with a button down shirt. 

The Commuter is much more practical and flexible. Honestly, it's more boring and that's exactly what is needed for a GADA watch, as it is always unobjectionable.

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OscarKlosoff

People that like the Rolex Exploder seem to love the Summiteer. I don't and I don't. People think this "adventure watch" dresses up nicely, and again I disagree. I find it a stretch to wear a black dial and cardinal points indices with a button down shirt. 

The Commuter is much more practical and flexible. Honestly, it's more boring and that's exactly what is needed for a GADA watch, as it is always unobjectionable.

That’s exactly what I’m thinking as well. 

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marioap

I have both but will probably sell the Commuter (although mine doesn't have a date). The Summiteer has way better lume in the night and the dial, with the recessed central section, is more interesting. I don't really think the applied markers really make such a difference to be honest. So from experience, when I have both at reach, I get the Summiteer every time. 

Interesting take! Thank you!

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TheDangerZone

I just pre-ordered the Lorien Falcon III to be my 36mm GADA watch. Does Traska have an ETA for the summiteer? 

As per their site, soon(ish). 

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Summiter because I like the hands more. But I like the indices of the Commuter more. 

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What about the Sinn 556? in my opinion, the best GADA-watch by far.

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Donster_125

As per their site, soon(ish). 

Hah. They’ve had that soon-ish designation up for a little while, I wish they had a ballpark at least. 

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OscarKlosoff

People that like the Rolex Exploder seem to love the Summiteer. I don't and I don't. People think this "adventure watch" dresses up nicely, and again I disagree. I find it a stretch to wear a black dial and cardinal points indices with a button down shirt. 

The Commuter is much more practical and flexible. Honestly, it's more boring and that's exactly what is needed for a GADA watch, as it is always unobjectionable.

This is the correct answer and also the vatiant with the date is more useful. Go anywhere do anything.

For example. Go (to work) and do your job (which might require filling in the date into a form). Can't do that without the date windkw now can you (because nobody knows the date, ever)?

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I like the Sumiteer quite alot. The commuter less so. I find the indices and hand set to be bland and a little bit generic, the Sumiteer had a bit more personality for me🤷

I'm sure they are both nice though, so you should pick the one you like. Also I enjoy a no date option so definitely the explorer type for me. The comments regarding Arabic numerals at Cardinal points making it unable to be used as a dress watch and it's black dial hold no sway for me. I think it's perfectly capable to use as such a watch. There are many examples of dark dials and arabics on dress watch's. Though I don't believe you want it specifically for for such an application.

Just go with your heart though, either one will be a great GADA watch.

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I'd choose the Commuter if I were in your shoes. To me the hand set and arabic numerals lean the watch further towards the sport and/or military categories - sort of like the Seiko Alpinist -  where as the Commuter is much more right-down-the-middle in a manner of speaking so I think it makes it easier to dress with more formal attire. That being said I don't think the Sumiteer is so sporty it would look out of place in a more dressy setting either. We're splitting hairs here, afterall.