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    Previously, I have owned two Grand Seikos - SBGX061 and 063. Beautiful watches, but I felt the case shape to be a bit off. Currently, I own this:



    SBGV009, perhaps the most beautiful watch I have ever owned. Very comfortable on the wrist, too!

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    I can tell by this thread people really love their Grand Seiko watches, I'm going to have to get one.

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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 love the detail... "GS9F" proudly embossed all over the dial with a subtle "9F25" just once... above the 5 o'clock marker.

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    Seems 2 is the right number of GS to own. Damn. Gonna have to find another now.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Seems 2 is the right number of GS to own. Damn. Gonna have to find another now.....


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    I reckon 3. Damn. Gonna have to find another now...


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    My first vintage watch was a GS from the 1960's... had a few since then, but this one has evaded the flipping net and is pretty much here to stay. It's the 130th Anniversary jobbie...


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    Well, I was selling my 253, but events got in the way, so now it is staying. Handsome watch.

    Actually, my 'selling' campaign has been a spectacular failure.
    Sold, nil. But bought one. A GS quartz.
    It's like the old BBC joke. The corporations version of 'musical chairs' is that every time the music stops you add a chair....


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    Had a full post on this last week, but loving the SBGJ227 GMT Ďpeacockí


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    Quote Originally Posted by peterdo View Post
    Had a full post on this last week, but loving the SBGJ227 GMT Ďpeacockí


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    I considered getting one of them the other day...



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    I know there have been a few of these already, but here's my GS baby, the Snowflake. I used to have the SBGX059 and that was a cracking watch. I'd happily have another GS quartz. But when I get another GS it will probably be a dark dialled Hi Beat GMT model. The itch is strong....

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    Hereís my one and only GS.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
    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 Attachment 12973

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    Itís the SBGX089 - one of the anti-magnetic quartz models, this one is the LE of 500 all black dial. There are two others with the same case - 091 & 093 one with a pale grey / silver dial and one with a black dial with a white rehaut.
    I love the case shape on this one and the fact it has some lume which is uncommon with GS especially quartz models. Case is 38.8mm wide so just a nice size.

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    Show us your Grand Seikos THREAD

    GS make some stunning stuff. luckily I have an AD on my doorstep, they kindly sent me this out of the blue after chatting about watches last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    GS make some stunning stuff. luckily I have an AD on my doorstep, they kindly sent me this out of the blue after chatting about watches last week.

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    You are lucky having a AD on your doorstep, but if I did, I'd never keep out of the place and it might get very expensive for me.

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    The SBGX061


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    SBGA109 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Spring Drive.

    What I love about GS is their finishing. Here's a few closeups I took today to try highlight the fine detail of the tatami weave dial, the polishing of the hour markers, the machining to get the power reserve subdial, and the hand printed Grand Seiko text. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    SBGA109 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Spring Drive.

    What I love about GS is their finishing. Here's a few closeups I took today to try highlight the fine detail of the tatami weave dial, the polishing of the hour markers, the machining to get the power reserve subdial, and the hand printed Grand Seiko text.

    Enjoy!
    That dial is special, absolutely stunning


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    SBGA109 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Spring Drive.

    What I love about GS is their finishing. Here's a few closeups I took today to try highlight the fine detail of the tatami weave dial, the polishing of the hour markers, the machining to get the power reserve subdial, and the hand printed Grand Seiko text. Enjoy!

    Nice pictures, they really show the detail.

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    They know how to make a dial thatís for sure. That dial Binsull posted is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    They know how to make a dial thatís for sure. That dial Binsull posted is awesome.
    I do so hope you mean the hibeat GMT, as, unless I'm mistaken, that's the one that's on my wrist at the moment.

    Binsull's photos are far better than mine!

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    Great thread. Thanks guys.

    Having to stop myself sending a pm to owners on this thread with potential trades !

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    Last edited by MFB Scotland; 3rd March 2018 at 19:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    I had this for a couple of weeks in Xmas 2016 but did not bond.

    SBGR061 .. cream dial



    What was it about this one you didnít get in with? I find them very attractive, but the case seems a bit tall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    SBGA109 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Spring Drive.

    What I love about GS is their finishing. Here's a few closeups I took today to try highlight the fine detail of the tatami weave dial, the polishing of the hour markers, the machining to get the power reserve subdial, and the hand printed Grand Seiko text. Enjoy!

    This is gorgeous, finish on the dial is fantastic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    What was it about this one you didnít get in with? I find them very attractive, but the case seems a bit tall?
    I've had two of these (and actually got married wearing one of them). I persevered because it's such a great watch, but in the end I found the ivory of the dial a bit too deep in colour. Otherwise, it was perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I've had two of these (and actually got married wearing one of them). I persevered because it's such a great watch, but in the end I found the ivory of the dial a bit too deep in colour. Otherwise, it was perfect.
    Agree with Tony's statement. I also hated the red-brown OEM alligator and with a 19mm lug width I struggled to get other strap options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I've had two of these (and actually got married wearing one of them). I persevered because it's such a great watch, but in the end I found the ivory of the dial a bit too deep in colour. Otherwise, it was perfect.
    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Agree with Tony's statement. I also hated the red-brown OEM alligator and with a 19mm lug width I struggled to get other strap options.
    Thatís interesting, no issues with case height then? I love the ivory, itís what I find appealing about this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    That’s interesting, no issues with case height then? I love the ivory, it’s what I find appealing about this...
    The case height on this model was fine for me.

    I think my current Hi-Beat is too tall for a strap given the lug length and springboard placement.

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    SBGX059 on tweed.

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    This is my only GS at present.....an SBGC001J. I have too many chronographs at present so I'm undecided whether to keep it or not. It is stunning though, big buttons and all. The screw down pusher system really is ingenious and you cannot go wrong with a vertical clutch, column wheel chronograph.








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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    This is my only GS at present.....an SBGC001J. I have too many chronographs at present so I'm undecided whether to keep it or not. It is stunning though, big buttons and all. The screw down pusher system really is ingenious and you cannot go wrong with a vertical clutch, column wheel chronograph.








    It looks stunning like all GS watches seem to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    What dial colour is that? Maybe it’s a trick of the light but it certainly reads as a grey sunburst, something I’ve never seen on a GS quartz. Or is it the blue picking up some shadow? Either way, the idea of a grey sunburst GS quartz will torment me from now on, it looks great.

    EDIT: I actually had to do a white balance on the bracelet to answer my own question. Blue dial, with some tungsten light on the bracelet and a confused camera! But now I really want the non-existent grey one...
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    Here are my two.

    SBGJ001


    SBGA029

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphajet View Post
    Here are my two.

    SBGJ001


    SBGA029
    Considering SBGJ001 next. Really nice watch and not too big unlike the hi beat diver

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    It looks stunning like all GS watches seem to do.
    Cant get past the pusher sizes on that one


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Cant get past the pusher sizes on that one


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    I see what you mean and they could stick into the wrist a bit if you bend your hand back but I still think it looks good.

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    I know from experience that the dial on Kingkitega's Tenth Anniversary spring-drive 109 is a true classic. What intrigues me is that, when briefly for sale as a limited edition, it only cost £500 more than the standard 'snowflake', in the UK. And was also even more accurate, with the best crystal.
    And yet , the snowflake was far more popular. Made no sense to me then, makes no sense to me now. The 109 is special. Great photos by the way. You might rival 'Jocke.'

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    Just picked this up. SBGT241 limited edition quartz launched in Japan today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    It looks stunning like all GS watches seem to do.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Cant get past the pusher sizes on that one


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    They are huge but easy to grip, and they do hide a rather clever screw down pusher mechanism that just oozes quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Just picked this up. SBGT241 limited edition quartz launched in Japan today.
    Looks good, bought in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipJI View Post
    Looks good, bought in Japan?
    Yup via a relative who is visiting there atm - very lucky timing. The store had one left if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Yup via a relative who is visiting there atm - very lucky timing. The store had one left if anyone is interested.
    Very lucky timing. I've been looking for a used Grand Seiko quartz no bigger than 37mm. After a couple of other recent purchases, Omega and Tudor, need to keep the spending down.

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    Dark blue Iguana skin for my gmt arrived the other day. I like the effect it has on the watch


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    Love my two GS. Coming up to 10 years with my SBGR053 I think, still my favourite and most versatile watch. My sbgj017 is a nice counterpoint to it and I always wanted a GS gmt and a hi beat this way combined it in one.


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    David's snowflake arrived today. Lovely watch. Will probably list for trade my SBGB001 over the weekend for a black dial GS.

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    It looks great Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    David's snowflake arrived today. Lovely watch. Will probably list for trade my SBGB001 over the weekend for a black dial GS.

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    I was procrastinating the other day and found this little interview with an English GS collector who has 45 of them. Reasonably interesting and not too long

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlbpp5eLdDM

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    Interesting video; not many UK watch guys seem to realise how rich and diverse Grand Seiko history really is. And that in the sixties they were producing a mechanical watch guaranteed to a minute a month....about fifty years before Rolex offered a similar guarantee.
    Good stuff.

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