Lorca GMT - Thoughts?

Fellow Watch Obsessed, The Loca GMT is making the press and social media rounds.  Lorca has designed a gentlema’s retro travel field watch that would be at home in a cocktail bar, busness class and the woods.  I love the look and specs.   

I’d welcome some educated views on value ($1,450 USD prelaunch) and the the risk of purchasing the first release of a freshman microbrand. 

https://lorcawatches.com/products/model-no-1-gmt

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/a-one-man-brand-called-lorca-just-made-the-36mm-gmt-of-my-dreams

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Really a beautiful design, IMO. No idea from a value basis. Looks like a great movement and great dimensions for the smaller wrist. 

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cornfedksboy

Really a beautiful design, IMO. No idea from a value basis. Looks like a great movement and great dimensions for the smaller wrist. 

I love mid century dimensions.  I’m happy the watch size pendulum is swinging back to the non-dinner plate sizes.  

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Sweet, a solid case back and a humane size! The bracelet looks great, as is the bezel. I like the trapezoidal date window. Totally prefer the silver dial. I know nothing of the Soprod movement, but I imagine that is part of the cost.

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Love the design and I suspect that this would look good even on a so what larger wrist (18.5cm for me).

I have movement questions.  I have heard whispers (nothing solid or confirmed) that the Soprod C125 has had some teething issues with the Zodiac GMTs.  

Would love to hear from longer term Soprod owners (Baltic GMTs, Zodiacs, etc) on how they've found living with the movement especially sinc I've heard from my watchmaker that there aren't really spare parts going around so you're reliant on manufacturer service.

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I have two of the gmts using the soprod and it’s great. One is about 6seconds fast the other about 4 seconds slow per day which is almost cosc. I am intrigued by this brand but for me I want just a bit more pop of color. But I’ll definitely keep my eye on them. 

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OscarKlosoff

Sweet, a solid case back and a humane size! The bracelet looks great, as is the bezel. I like the trapezoidal date window. Totally prefer the silver dial. I know nothing of the Soprod movement, but I imagine that is part of the cost.

I’m far from a movement head. But I think the Soprod is a good choice. The Miyota "caller" GMT movements are in vogue, but the trusty Soprod top grade C125 has an accuracy of plus/minus four seconds, which trumps the Miyota.  I’m in the minority but I perfer caller GMTs.

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OscarKlosoff

Sweet, a solid case back and a humane size! The bracelet looks great, as is the bezel. I like the trapezoidal date window. Totally prefer the silver dial. I know nothing of the Soprod movement, but I imagine that is part of the cost.

I don’t know anything about the soprod movement either, but it’s thin and claims a +/- 4 sec/day. Interest peaked!

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mattyb

I have two of the gmts using the soprod and it’s great. One is about 6seconds fast the other about 4 seconds slow per day which is almost cosc. I am intrigued by this brand but for me I want just a bit more pop of color. But I’ll definitely keep my eye on them. 

Very helpful.  Thx! 

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Gray11

I’m far from a movement head. But I think the Soprod is a good choice. The Miyota "caller" GMT movements are in vogue, but the trusty Soprod top grade C125 has an accuracy of plus/minus four seconds, which trumps the Miyota.  I’m in the minority but I perfer caller GMTs.

Glad to hear good experiences from @mattyb.  Would love to hear even more.

I think given the Serica 5303 fiasco with the Soprod Newton, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt without attestations from Crunchers!

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Edge168n

Glad to hear good experiences from @mattyb.  Would love to hear even more.

I think given the Serica 5303 fiasco with the Soprod Newton, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt without attestations from Crunchers!

Good point!  I totally forgot about the Serica fumble. 

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Nice design. Reminds me of volstok with a Vegas rat pack twist.

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Edge168n

Glad to hear good experiences from @mattyb.  Would love to hear even more.

I think given the Serica 5303 fiasco with the Soprod Newton, I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt without attestations from Crunchers!

Yeah I love that watches styling and was surprised at the issues with the movement given my experiences with Soprod. I like that ghost bezel style one (old Tudor sub vibes) but for now I’d trust the c125 over the newton

The two on the right are both c125

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I think this is a very well executed design! All the right retro vibes in place. 

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Beautiful design, poor movement choice.

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😳 Damn, my Glycine is in trouble... this may be my watch for this year.