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    Show us your Grand Seikos THREAD

    There seems to be some interest in GS at the moment on the forum. I thought a GS reference thread may be of interest.

    GS model references are difficult to remember so please post the watch reference with the pictures.

    I will start...

    SBGH001 Hi beat movement with a silver dial that almost always looks white.

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    Currently have my Snowflake on a blue Hirsch strap. Looked at getting a peacock. Liked it but didn't love it; if one appears on the SC at some point I might think again. Currently I want the titanium spring drive GMT with the ceramic bezel. That is liable to change with my mood

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    To the OP, excellent watch and great taste. Enjoy.

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    Currently have my Snowflake on a blue Hirsch strap. Looked at getting a peacock. Liked it but didn't love it; if one appears on the SC at some point I might think again. Currently I want the titanium spring drive GMT with the ceramic bezel. That is liable to change with my mood20180228_053616.jpg

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    I handled one yesterday for the first time and I must say, it surprised me , lovely piece

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    SBGM023 gmt. Easy choice for me as it's my only one. Silvery / ivory dial depending on the light. Love it


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    Arrived today. The GS answer to the Explorer? SBGR257


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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    Arrived today. The GS answer to the Explorer? SBGR257

    Lovely !

    I think I need a black dial GS

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    Does anyone here have any experience of the Quartz versions and if so what do you think of them?

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    SBGX069


    And of course, a Snowflake...

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    Just picked this up today, Iím loving it. Pure understated class



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    Does anyone here have any experience of the Quartz versions and if so what do you think of them?
    They workmanship is what you would expect of GS. The movement is simple and built to last. It does not have a perpetual calendar and the hour hand can not be moved in discrete hourly steps like it can on the Citizen Chronomaster. You can however pretty much expect it to run reliably during your lifetime with the occasional battery change and seals.

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    @Reggie... great picture

    Would love to try a Snowflake at some point !

    @Ben...you have had lots of GS watches so hopefully you will post your previous watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    Does anyone here have any experience of the Quartz versions and if so what do you think of them?
    Yep and I think they are great. The size is perfect, beautifully finished and a great pick up and go watch.




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    I had this for a couple of weeks in Xmas 2016 but did not bond.

    SBGR061 .. cream dial




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    A new 253 manual wind, which I just sold, to help reduce the collection. I've had all the varieties, all of which have their charms. Grand Seiko make lovely watches.
    However, they still seem to me interesting alternatives, rather than obviously superior to their Swiss competitors. I don't think they have yet equalled a Date-just (for Instance) as a great all-rounder. The manuals are wonderfully elegant, and you could argue still the most stylish model GS make. But I think their quartz models are perhaps the best choice.
    You get the brilliantly finished cases and the great F9 movement. That's where I would start, if only because it's cheaper. Then on to a spring-drive, just for the technology. All good, if getting a touch pricey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David r View Post
    Just picked this up today, I’m loving it. Pure understated class
    Lovely David you beat me to it !!!

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    My SBGX009 (as detailed on this thread). A lovely thing.





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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post

    @Ben...you have had lots of GS watches so hopefully you will post your previous watches.
    There's been one or two.....



























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    Ben, I think you are the GS forum master

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Ben, I think you are the GS forum master
    I think that is probably Yonsson

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    I would love a 40mm GS spring drive diver as the current size is too big for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    Arrived today. The GS answer to the Explorer? SBGR257

    Perfectly understated, that. Absolute spit of a SARB033 as well.

    Here are my two, up first is my SBGA003...



    ...followed by my quartz SBGX063


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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    I think that is probably Yonsson
    Possibly, although I think Molle might still be a member, albeit no longer active

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
    Possibly, although I think Molle might still be a member, albeit no longer active

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    If it is the same Molle I follow on Instagram then yes, he probably takes it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteris View Post
    They workmanship is what you would expect of GS. The movement is simple and built to last. It does not have a perpetual calendar and the hour hand can not be moved in discrete hourly steps like it can on the Citizen Chronomaster. You can however pretty much expect it to run reliably during your lifetime with the occasional battery change and seals.
    Thanks, I'm tempted, very tempted to get one soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post

    A new 253 manual wind, which I just sold, to help reduce the collection.
    You look after that Peter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    If it is the same Molle I follow on Instagram then yes, he probably takes it!
    Think it is. One of the very first members here I think

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    SBGA001.

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    SBGX061 and SBGW001




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    SBGM023 here also- love this watch:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    You look after that Peter!
    Sorry, sold it to some guy.

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    Bloody hell I love every watch in this thread! I canít think of another brand I would say that about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Bloody hell I love every watch in this thread! I canít think of another brand I would say that about.
    Some great watches on this thread

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    SBGA029 - the jewel in the collection!




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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    Thanks, I'm tempted, very tempted to get one soon.
    Have fun reading this: https://timelessluxwatches.com/revie...o-9f-movement/

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    All but one of mine vintage.

    Grand Seiko Self-dater from 1965



    6145-8050 GS high-beat from 1972



    A 6245-9001 from 1968



    And the modern reinterpretation of the first, a SBGV009.



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    You just blew me away, Martin, those are truly spectacular.

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    My first - arrived this week, a 9F62 quartz SGBX061. At 37mm I knew it was stepping back to a size I haven't worn for what seems like years now... but its a lovely thing to live with. You barely notice you are wearing it. It is supremely comfortable.



    I am fascinated by the attention to detail in making this caliber. I mean... growing your own quartz?!!



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    just two...not sure if photobucket has released it sharing function





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    I have a pre order in for one of these which I'm very much looking forward to:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    I have a pre order in for one of these which I'm very much looking forward to:

    I'm really tempted by one. Do you know the price yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
    I'm really tempted by one. Do you know the price yet?

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    Jura have it up for £3500. In the US it is $3400.

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    OK ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    I have a pre order in for one of these which I'm very much looking forward to:

    Oooh! It has the little gold star. That means +/- 5 secs. per year, right?

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    Have had a few but currently down to these two, the SBGA003





    And the SBGA011



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    My two...




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    ...and my two...




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    Quote Originally Posted by catflap View Post
    ...and my two...



    They're both great. Never seen the bottom one before. Cool case design on it. Any info on that one. I decided to take the opportunity to put my snowflake in its natural habitat today 20180302_084736.jpg

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    About time 'Tiny' showed us his 117 quartz dive watch; discontinued, which is a real shame. In many ways quartz is perfect for more rugged activities.

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