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Old 30-11-2020, 11:19 AM   #3016
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Old 30-11-2020, 11:19 AM   #3017
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One of 2 microbrand pieces that's stayed in my collection after recent culling - think over the years I've realised that while I think Zelos is a great brand and Elshan is one of the nicest people in the industry, the designs just do not hold my interest over time. They're just not as "timeless".
I like this. Very simple and clean. Is the finishing good?
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Old 30-11-2020, 12:43 PM   #3018
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Old 30-11-2020, 12:44 PM   #3019
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I like this. Very simple and clean. Is the finishing good?
Yep! I think in general people do agree that the finishing is very decent for the price range (which is slightly pricier given NH35 movement for this version).

https://wornandwound.com/review/revi...ne-collection/

This review also has some nice pictures showing close-up/details of the finishing (albeit of the V2, but I think it's on par).

https://www.themodestman.com/lorier-neptune-review/

Something to note though - my copy is version 1. They're onto version 3 now, with tweaks made along the way which affect the cosmetics somewhat. I think version 2 is the most terrible version as it looks distorted/bulging out. Version 3 is a good middle ground - they bumped up the dial size 2.5mm from V1 to V2, and reduced it 1mm in V3. The lugs on V3 are more curved and they upgraded the movement along the way to Miyota 9015 - so probably a good time to buy. I personally am considering if I want to move to V3, but find myself preferring the smallest dial look - more "vintage" and unique.

I think it's great that they keep refining the watch to try to improve it and make it better, even if they don't always bark up the right tree.

Details of changes here -
V1 to V2: https://www.lorierwatches.com/blogs/...dates-detailed
V2 to V3: https://www.lorierwatches.com/pages/...ii-design-blog

They also have a few other variations (GMT, Hydra).. Can take a look at their site.

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Old 30-11-2020, 05:54 PM   #3020
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Yep! I think in general people do agree that the finishing is very decent for the price range (which is slightly pricier given NH35 movement for this version).

https://wornandwound.com/review/revi...ne-collection/

This review also has some nice pictures showing close-up/details of the finishing (albeit of the V2, but I think it's on par).

https://www.themodestman.com/lorier-neptune-review/

Something to note though - my copy is version 1. They're onto version 3 now, with tweaks made along the way which affect the cosmetics somewhat. I think version 2 is the most terrible version as it looks distorted/bulging out. Version 3 is a good middle ground - they bumped up the dial size 2.5mm from V1 to V2, and reduced it 1mm in V3. The lugs on V3 are more curved and they upgraded the movement along the way to Miyota 9015 - so probably a good time to buy. I personally am considering if I want to move to V3, but find myself preferring the smallest dial look - more "vintage" and unique.

I think it's great that they keep refining the watch to try to improve it and make it better, even if they don't always bark up the right tree.

Details of changes here -
V1 to V2: https://www.lorierwatches.com/blogs/...dates-detailed
V2 to V3: https://www.lorierwatches.com/pages/...ii-design-blog

They also have a few other variations (GMT, Hydra).. Can take a look at their site.
Thank you for detailed comparison. 😁
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Old 30-11-2020, 05:57 PM   #3021
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Old 30-11-2020, 06:16 PM   #3022
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Notice your in-between date change.. slow date change from 50 onwards?

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Old 30-11-2020, 09:00 PM   #3023
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Rolex also need the sports model then for value. While all the common DJ, will probably retain value at best.

But seriously, tye more I look at the new omega snoopy, the nicer it gets. The mechanical, the creativity, design. All seems better than a Rolex Sub or gmt

$$ appreciation don’t get a GS then. Go for Rolex.
GS grade are build to last, my in law quartz credor still running after 30-40years
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Old 30-11-2020, 09:41 PM   #3024
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cant go wrong with both so to me they are equally good. I like the longer PR of the 221 and the gorgeous cream dial.
prefer 203 but I'm starting to like 221

$$ appreciation donít get a GS then. Go for Rolex.
GS grade are build to last, my in law quartz credor still running after 30-40years
appreciation is a bonus ... aesthetics I liked both 221 n 203

This is understandable as hi beat takes more energy to run as compared to a lower beat movement, so if the mainspring used for both is the same, the PR will be lower for hi beat

GS for appreciation??
I will take the hi beat over the auto any day if all else being equal.
with aesthetics and price being almost equal ... movement and the gradual appreciation is the differences between those 2
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Old 30-11-2020, 09:43 PM   #3025
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saw one in brown Epsom leather
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Old 30-11-2020, 10:10 PM   #3026
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But seriously, tye more I look at the new omega snoopy, the nicer it gets. The mechanical, the creativity, design. All seems better than a Rolex Sub or gmt
2020 Silver Snoopy Award Watch is nice piece. I like the 2003 better , 2015 the least.

Fun read
https://www.watchtime.com/blog/fratello-friday-how-snoopy-ended-up-on-an-omega-speedmaster-dial/
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Old 30-11-2020, 11:02 PM   #3027
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Congrats on new watch and 1 more mth to new year

last for this year.

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Old 01-12-2020, 12:54 AM   #3028
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prefer 203 but I'm starting to like 221

appreciation is a bonus ... aesthetics I liked both 221 n 203

with aesthetics and price being almost equal ... movement and the gradual appreciation is the differences between those 2
Issue is both is on the negative appreciation. How steep the neg appreciate depends on supply and demand when you sell.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:28 AM   #3029
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Congrats on new watch and 1 more mth to new year
thank you boss, time flies.
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