Well spotted … and yes, the old boy sure knew how to pick a winner
I went to a dinner event here in Boston last week sponsored by the local Grand Seiko event. They really are interesting timepieces.
I see that you have the new 5-day spring drive movement in yours. That movement really is quite a feat of engineering.
And at least here in the States, they are pretty decently priced, given all that you get including a hand-polished case and such lovely, unique, dials.
I don’t own one but am considering it; maybe the new 2023 Lake Suwa. I own a number of stainless steel ‘sports’ watches however so adding yet another is the issue.
What’s with the glove? It looks as though you are about to check someone’s prostate.
The glove is actually for my lp12 , I’ve been through 3 platters because the mazak keeps staining with fingerprints so I wear the gloves now.
What is Mazak? Is that Roy Gandy in the picture? If so, surely you should have a Rega. A P10 ceramic platter won’t stain.
Linns zinc alloy they use for the outer platter , haha, yes it is mr gandy , I think he would probably be gutted that I have an LP12, I have had Rega’s in the past.
It’s not Linn’s alloy. Its a cheap alloy that is known to degrade over time. Cracks occur as the alloy imperfections at the grain boundaries are weaker than the alloy itself. I din’t know that Linn used this and am surprised as it is a known effect and was often used in cheap toys. Used to have the moniker ‘monkey metal’.
Well whatever it is , it’s the worst possible material to be using for a turntable platter that’s for sure!! I went through about 6 platters with Peter at cymbiosis and picked the best one , even from factory , they all had imperfections !
My goodness , what’s wrong with all those?
Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow