In-house made movements from small or exotic brands are probably the most risky movements to invest in. That doesn't mean you shouldn't, but only that if you do, and years down the road those movements break, you may be in for a huge shock when it comes to fixing them, if you can even find someone able to do it. Small brands aren't guaranteed to exist in 5, 10, or 20 years, and assuming something goes wrong, it is not clear whether parts will be available. Moreover, even large brands will often not service older watches. They might, but it isn't guaranteed. Pretty much anything CAN be fixed or serviced, but the less common and older a watch is, the more difficult it will be to find someone who can work on it, and the more expensive it can get.
While at Baselworld, we got a chance to see most of the new Seiko lineup, including the Grand Seiko 44GS Limited Edition. While the 2013 44GS is technically a new watch, it certainly doesn't have the wrist presence of a modern Grand Seiko. This is because Seiko has gone to every extent possible to make this new model feel as old their roots. The 44GS you see here is actually a modern recreation of the 44GS from 1967, a watch that effectively set the look and feel of Grand Seiko watches for the past 40+ years.
HYT: Really difficult to answer because of the number of comments! For example, in just 3 days, last January when we posted the video introducing HYT, we had… 380,000 views on YouTube ! in just 3 days… We have seen how strong can be the impact with a real innovative product. Mixing liquids with mechanics has really stoked the attention worldwide.
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