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    The unified Grand Seiko in the window thread

    Well, why not.

    I popped in to Deacons this afternoon to pick up the little quartz GS from an eye-wateringly expensive service with Seiko, and while I was there they were keen to show me a blue snowflake SBGA407 spring drive that they've just got in.

    Absolutely stunning piece.

    Apparently they'd reserved it for a customer but they'd pulled out.

    If only i had more money and more wrists...

    As an aside, they said that they had had a red-dialled SBGH269 hi-beat but it had sold in a week or so. Thought it was worth asking though.

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    Itís a cracker.



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    I regret to say that customer was, thanks to FFFís input earlier this week, me. But then this came up by chance. Smitten.




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    And great thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post
    Itís a cracker.
    In the metal it looked a lot bluer; all of the photos I've seen are just off white

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    I regret to say that customer was, thanks to FFFís input earlier this week, me. But then this came up by chance. Smitten.
    Nothing to complain about there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post
    Itís a cracker.



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    It kills me everytime I see this watch.

    This one day will me mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Well, why not.

    I popped in to Deacons this afternoon to pick up the little quartz GS from an eye-wateringly expensive service with Seiko, and while I was there they were keen to show me a blue snowflake SBGA407 spring drive that they've just got in.

    Absolutely stunning piece.

    Apparently they'd reserved it for a customer but they'd pulled out.

    If only i had more money and more wrists...

    As an aside, they said that they had had a red-dialled SBGH269 hi-beat but it had sold in a week or so. Thought it was worth asking though.
    How much was a quartz service ? What did it eed
    doing out of interest ?

    cheers

    matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattH View Post
    How much was a quartz service ? What did it eed
    doing out of interest ?

    cheers

    matt
    It's the SBGX009 that has, I believe, been a bit of a forum tart over the years and has been a little "problematic" and has been in the wars a bit.

    In the 4-ish years that I've had it, it's been fine until a few months ago when, despite a battery change the time keeping became somewhat erratic.

    On the basis that without getting properly fixed it was simply ornamental and only right twice a day I bit the bullet and had it sent to Seiko.

    It's back, working, lightly polished and my wallet is £448 lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    It kills me everytime I see this watch.

    This one day will me mine.

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    Thats probably true as no doubt I will move it on as I do with every other watch I have owned. This one is taking a bit longer, albeit I have only worn it 4 times but picked it up and looked at it 400 times.

    Fred


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    Handled the new Godzilla ltd edition GS yesterday. OMG that is awesome. But it's over £11k and that doesn't represent value at all. But the watch itself is gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Handled the new Godzilla ltd edition GS yesterday. OMG that is awesome. But it's over £11k and that doesn't represent value at all. But the watch itself is gorgeous

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    Mental pricing. Even an £11k new car would hold more value. Also what were they thinking having a clear case back then covering it entirely with Godzilla. Nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Handled the new Godzilla ltd edition GS yesterday. OMG that is awesome. But it's over £11k and that doesn't represent value at all. But the watch itself is gorgeous

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    I love that piece.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Fredamens View Post
    Itís a cracker.



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    thats a beauty!

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    Chisholm Hunters in Manchester the other day.

    A fair selection, although they didnít have the one I wanted to try on.

    Apparently they shouldnít have the blue snowflake.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan C View Post
    Chisholm Hunters in Manchester the other day.

    A fair selection, although they didnít have the one I wanted to try on.

    Apparently they shouldnít have the blue snowflake.




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    Isn't the blue snowflake meant to be for us market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisjm29 View Post
    Isn't the blue snowflake meant to be for us market?

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    I think it was originally US only, but then they released it here.


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    Just tried the blue and the white Snowflake on in Chisholm Hunter in Manchester.
    God they are glorious... Do I have the balls to buy one?!!

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    Last edited by Go Big; 5th December 2019 at 18:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Big View Post
    Just tried the blue and the white Snowflake on in Chisholm Hunter in Manchester.
    Good they are glorious... Do I have the balls to buy one?!!

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    Itís gorgeous, isnít it. I preferred that to the blue one they have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    It's the SBGX009 that has, I believe, been a bit of a forum tart over the years and has been a little "problematic" and has been in the wars a bit.

    In the 4-ish years that I've had it, it's been fine until a few months ago when, despite a battery change the time keeping became somewhat erratic.

    On the basis that without getting properly fixed it was simply ornamental and only right twice a day I bit the bullet and had it sent to Seiko.

    It's back, working, lightly polished and my wallet is £448 lighter
    Oof for a Quartz! Did they break down the cost of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Oof for a Quartz! Did they break down the cost of that?
    Of course not, that's the basic GS quartz service charge.

    They'd have broken down the cost of additional parts if required but thankfully it didn't need any

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Big View Post
    Just tried the blue and the white Snowflake on in Chisholm Hunter in Manchester.
    God they are glorious... Do I have the balls to buy one?!!

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    I am going to the German Markets tomorrow. Think I will sneak off and check these out at CH in the Arnedale, have a little push on the discount side of things

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    Apparently the blue dialled one sold about an hour after I went in yesterday.
    They still have the white one though.


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    Just home from a week in Japan and it felt like Grand Seiko was being promoted everywhere I went. Seiko must be investing massively into promoting and elevating not only GS but Seiko's profile too. Saw lots of lovely watches in my travels, there are so many variations and JDM releases that it all becomes a bit of overload and you lose track. The highlight, however, was a rose gold version of my GS SBGC003 Chronograph. It was stunning and should be at 3.3 million Yen

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