Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby koimaster » June 3rd 2017, 1:50pm

1 on 1: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the Jaeger -LeCoultre Master Control Date

Since their release in Baselworld and SIHH, the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the Jaeger leCoultre Master Control Date both enjoyed their fair share of good reviews. The Grand Seiko SBGR305 is the recreation piece limited to 968 pieces. And between that and the 1960s recreation, we picked the Grand Seiko SBGR305 for the comparison, given that it is non-homage, has a date feature and is overall closer in features to the Jaeger-LeCoultre. ... trol-date/


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Re: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby codguy » June 3rd 2017, 1:58pm

That JL is as fugly as those Spanish Opioid warthes in the other thread.

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Re: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby TemerityB » June 3rd 2017, 4:01pm

Waste of bandwidth. The comparison on its very face is seven miles beyond preposterous.
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Re: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 3rd 2017, 6:36pm

Agree, a silly comparison it is.

On top of that, done in a silly way, as they got a number of things wrong.

First of all, according to the JLC website, the cal. 899/1 has 38, not 43h power reserve. The cal.898, found in some of the Master Ultra-Thin models, has 43h power reserve, but not the 899 or the 899/1.

Second, I don't know if by "two-support balance cock" (WTF?) they have referred to what is called a balance bridge, but if they did, then that's another mistake, as the JLC 899/1 doesn't have that. There is a JLC movement that does- the cal. 975 and its derivatives.
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Re: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby bedlam » June 3rd 2017, 11:42pm

So the JLC is mostly superior because of its thinness. Ok then.
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Re: Comparing the Grand Seiko SBGR305 and the JLC

Postby eddiea » June 4th 2017, 4:08am

Like both....
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