Monday, May 30, 2011

JSAR, its here.....

The JSAR (Jumbo SAR) finally arrived. THE LGP (Le Grande Plongeur) is just awesome, 46.6 mm of solid 316L stainless steel and 17 mm thick. Best of all, this is a NOS first generation. Why is this important? We will look into that later.

Looks like this will be my daily wear watch, alternating it with the Breitling Aerospace. The watch. What more can you ask for. To me, at the price point, the ultimate tool watch? I think so.

Some people have concerns over the size of the watch. Here is the watch in comparison against other tool watches.

Against the original SAR, a 41 mm monster.

17 mm thickness.

Against a Panerai.

Against the 46 mm monster from Bell & Ross, the BR01-92.

Against the Glycine Black Jack Small Seconds Limited Edition, another 46 mm  monster.

Against a Sinn U1, thickness 15 mm.

The monster, again.

Now, the most important question, do I do the mod? What mod? Well to change the quartz movement from the high torque ISA 1198 to the ETA 2824-2. That is why it is important to get the first generation JSAR as the second generation uses another movement and the mod is not a simple remove and drop in.

The issue in doing this mod? The need to broach the sweep second hand and to swap out the date wheel as it has a white on black date wheel. The ETA 2824-2 comes with a black on white date wheel.

My new ETA 2824-2 movement, all ready to go.

While I figure this out, I will enjoy the JSAR. 

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