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have any experience with them. I am infatuated with them right now but my concern is that like most Citizen watches they will not hold there value. For example: I recently purchased an Auto-Zilla for US $625.00 considering the retail is US $1750.00 if I had paid full price (usually Citizen always offers a 20% discount) I would be a little :mad: and I'm sure a little :( . The Signature Chrono and PC have appeared on the SF's at substantially discounted prices but I have yet to see any variation of the GC selling yet. On the other hand the Campanola series have surprisingly held there value over time. I just saw a first generation GC go for US $900 that was in very loved condition.

Any thoughts? The Signature GC is still new so I guess only time will tell if it will fall like standard models or hold its prestige as a more limited production marquee timepiece.
 

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Hi Jeremy:

I owned my Citizen Grand Complication for about 5 months. Loved the watch but sold it to help finance my incoming Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph. It was a solid watch, extremely well made and accurate to boot. If the opportunity presents itself, I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Since you have a concern regarding resale value.... They are not many of them in the sales forums and I was able to sell mine for very close to what I originally paid for it.

Citizen is really controlling the production, sale and distribution of the Signature Collection series. Seiko has taken similar steps with their high end Ananta line.

Go for it. Eco-Drive technology, minute repeater, perpetual calendar, dual time, 1/4 sec 12 hour chrono, exquisite finishing (The dial is a work of art), nearly invisible double AR coated sapphire crystal, impeccable case/bracelet/clasp design and 5 year Citizen warranty, what is not to love?
 

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As much as I have a deep appreciation for the Campanola line, I feel that the Signature Collection Grand Complication gives their upper crust Campanola cousins a serious run for the money. For starters, all Campanolas sold in the US have battery operated movements and -/+ 20 secs per month posted accuracy. Pretty pedestrian movement specs for otherwise exquisite watches.

I much prefer the Eco-Drive solar technology of the Signature Line. also, the G910 caliber used in the Grand Complication never gained more than 2-3 secs per month and this was wearing the watch about once or twice per week, max.
 

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minidriver said:
Hi Jeremy:

I owned my Citizen Grand Complication for about 5 months. Loved the watch but sold it to help finance my incoming Seiko Ananta Automatic Chronograph. It was a solid watch, extremely well made and accurate to boot. If the opportunity presents itself, I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Since you have a concern regarding resale value.... They are not many of them in the sales forums and I was able to sell mine for very close to what I originally paid for it.

Go for it. Eco-Drive technology, minute repeater, exquisite finishing, nearly invisible double AR coated sapphire crystal, impeccable case/bracelet/clasp design and 5 year Citizen warranty, what is not to love?
I hear you, thanks for the information! I'm saving my $ for a posible late summer or Christmas gift to myself. There is a AD near me that caries the Signature Line. Right now I'm leaning toward the TT white dial in SS, but also really like the TT rose and titanium, black dial. Just not sure about the red chrono hand. Cheers
 

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I love MINI's reviews!

He may just very well convince me to pick up an EcoDrive...as I still find myself not being able to make that move! :-[

Angelis
 

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Angelis said:
I love MINI's reviews!

He may just very well convince me to pick up an EcoDrive...as I still find myself not being able to make that move! :-[

Angelis
You need to come over to the "dark side" O:)
 

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Noah says....."everyone needs at least ten watches" and I say......."three need to be Eco-Drive!"

Angelis said:
I love MINI's reviews!

He may just very well convince me to pick up an EcoDrive...as I still find myself not being able to make that move! :-[

Angelis
 

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jeremyd676 said:
Noah says....."everyone needs at least ten watches" and I say......."three need to be Eco-Drive!"
Haha, so true! :))

Here are my current 3 Eco-Drives:

Japan market Citizen Attesa "Jet Setter" ATV53-3022 Radio Controlled:



Japan market Citizen Attesa "Direct Flight" ATD53-3011 Radio Controlled:



US market Citizen Calibre 2100 Chronograph AV0031-59A:

 

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I honestly think that EcoDrive (solar power) is the future for all quartz watches. Currently, I for one would not consider a quartz watch if it's not solar powered.
 
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