Well, my dressy GO Senator is no more. I’ve had it for almost two years and it never got the wrist time that I thought it would.
That’s not to say it isn’t a great, and beautiful watch. At 40mm it’s a nice size for dress work. The alligator strap (and dressy tang buckle) looked great with a suit. The silver dial, accentuated with the balanced two sub-dials, gave the watch some nice interest.
But, I will say that the hand date was a bit hard to read. The date numbers were awfully small, and the more I got to know GO, the more I realized that anything other than a “Big Date” (or as GO calls a Panorama Date) wasn’t what the brand was really known for.
I purchase the watch pre-owned, and still took a bit of a bath when I traded it in. I knew this was going to happen – and felt that the watch wasn’t going to stabilize in value (or increase) anytime soon. Glashutte Original watches are not going great in the valuation race these days – so that didn’t help with the trade. But it did help me with what I traded the watch for – a GO Vintage Seventies Chrono on a bracelet.
WHAT I LIKED:
- Classy, dressy watch from a fantastic German brand
- The balanced silver dial and decorated movement
NOT SO MUCH:
- I had other white/silver-faced dressy watches
- Date was hard to read
- Depreciation of all GO watches these days
MODEL NAME: Glashutte Original Senator Hand Date
REFERENCE NUMBER: 39-58-02-02-04
MOVEMENT: Glashutte 39-58 (40 hour power reserve)
CASE SIZE: 40mm
WATER RESISTANCE: 50m/165ft