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    Article on Grand Seiko design by the designer of the Snowflake

    I really enjoyed this, especially as I owned the watch on the first page and now have the one on the second page, I can appreciate all the details which only reveal themselves through ownership.

    https://www.seiko-design.com/en/bugseye/index.html

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    Thanks for posting that.....it's an interesting read.

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    Well worth reading .

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    Really good read, thanks for sharing.
    Need to get a GS in my life!


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    Definitely! Here are the ones from the article.

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    Thanks for posting.

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    Cool, an interesting read.

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    An interesting read, thank you.
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    And many many other GS models, like all the diver’s for example. A great guy and very good at explaining, had a sit down with Mr Kubo where he explained the design choices for the GS hi-beat diver.

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    Having owned a Grand Seiko I can well believe this deliberate and exacting attention to detail. I don’t expect other designers at the price point pay so much attention to the most minute details. I now want another one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonsson View Post
    And many many other GS models, like all the diver’s for example. A great guy and very good at explaining, had a sit down with Mr Kubo where he explained the design choices for the GS hi-beat diver.
    Did you! Nice. I tried one on in the boutique in London, very thick but a great design, particularly to the lugs and a fantastic dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mindforge View Post
    Did you! Nice. I tried one on in the boutique in London, very thick but a great design, particularly to the lugs and a fantastic dial.
    The thickness is definitely the issue with GS, I don’t see the reason for it really.

    Back to the linked article in the OP, very interesting. But does anyone else get a tad uneasy at the thought of the design reigns being handed to the sort of people that think one jacket cuff buttonhole picked out in bright stitching is a good thing? I don’t go to GS for “quirky”, there’s plenty of that to go round already.

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    Bug's view.. Very nice.

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    A good, quick, informative read. Thank you!

    A bit more on Mr Kubo here: http://watchesbysjx.com/2018/05/gran...-sbgh255g.html

    I believe he also penned the SBGV247, which in the metal looks quite superb.

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    Thanks for posting. It should go without saying given the precise design of Grand Seiko's but it was illuminating the care that goes into it.

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    Great article. The snowflake has a particularly lovely dial.

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    Great article. Love the snowflake dial.

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    Excellent reading!

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    Thanks OP, that was a very interesting little read. Grand Seiko take their matchmaking very seriously but still with a sense of joy and wonder. They are rapidly becoming one of my favourites and once the coffers are replenished I expect to be adding another.
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    That's a good read!! Not helping with the "I'm not buying any more watches " mantra...

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    Great article, thanks for posting. The attention to detail on GS watches is breathtaking.

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