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    Grand Seiko crown alignment

    I've recently acquired a couple of GS quartz divers - an SBGX335 and an SGBX337. They are fantastic watches - the polished and brushed surfaces are beautiful executed; the finish on the hands is immaculate; accuracy is almost perfect; legibility is first rate; comfort is great; and I really like the overall design.

    But I wasn't expecting the crowns to be aligned such that, when they are screwed in, they both have the lettering lined up with the case edge. Not that this is remotely important as far as function is concerned but, unless this is just coincidence, it does seem to be an attention to detail that some other brands don't match.



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    I think that may be coincidence as I have a SGBP015 and the lettering doesn't line up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    I think that may be coincidence as I have a SGBP015 and the lettering doesn't line up

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    Awe in GS quality control just shattered lol

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    Here is my SBGP015 crown to demonstrate



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    Not aligned here either.

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    Not lined up on either of mine.

    OP, I wouldn't say yours were either really? The one one the right especially as it's almost lined-up but not actually so, meaning I don't think it was intentional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Here is my SBGP015 crown to demonstrate



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    Is it the light or you have inflicted some damage on the watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Not lined up on either of mine.

    OP, I wouldn't say yours were either really? The one one the right especially as it's almost lined-up but not actually so, meaning I don't think it was intentional.
    I think you're correct. In the metal there is a tiny difference - though it looks worse in the pic due, I think , to the angle of the watches in the pic and the way the light catches the lettering on the watch on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonRA View Post
    I think you're correct. In the metal there is a tiny difference - though it looks worse in the pic due, I think , to the angle of the watches in the pic and the way the light catches the lettering on the watch on the right.

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    It does make you wonder - is it even possible, given the squishiness of the gaskets, and also the fact that a crown can start to turn in on presumably several points on the threads? I don't suppose every watch they make could ever be 'perfectly' aligned, and instead more akin to what yours show which is nearly nearly almost!

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