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Thread: GS Quartz 9F....Silver or white?

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    GS Quartz 9F....Silver or white?

    Silver or white?

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    Last edited by Dave in Wales; 20th May 2021 at 12:50.

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    I am wearing the white today and it is stunningly white. Donít know if that helps or not!




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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    I am wearing the white today and it is stunningly white. Donít know if that helps or not!




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    White.


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    It would help to see real world examples. That white looks very white indeed - and much better than the GS mug shots which look almost like PS images.

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly soĒ. HHGTTG


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    Hereís another shot with less reflection



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    I'd say white but you'd really need some real world pics and not the traditionally awful Seiko website pics.

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    I personally plumped for a champagne dial on an SBGP001 which, evidently, is the dial that takes longest to make according to one YT video I was watching. Either way, thrilled with it.


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    Would have to be white for me. Great watch. Here's some pics, I don't own one anymore but thought it might be useful for comparison.



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    I love the GS champagne dial so I'd choose that over the more sterile white.

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    The white is beautiful, but for me the silver (or champagne, as I call it) dial is preferable.

    As noted above, it looks deceptively simple but actually has quite a few stages in production.

    Two of those are plating with gold & silver at different stages (with a ton of buffing & polishing inbetween), which means that depending upon the light the dial shifts between a rich, golden, champagne colour, and a colder, silver tone.

    That changing character is a huge part of why I like it so much.

    There's a few videos online to look at - flat, dull pictures (especially those used to sell them) rarely do a Grand Seiko justice, it's better to see how the light sparkles & plays over the finishing & dial.

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    Prefer the white, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringer View Post
    The white is beautiful, but for me the silver (or champagne, as I call it) dial is preferable.

    As noted above, it looks deceptively simple but actually has quite a few stages in production.

    Two of those are plating with gold & silver at different stages (with a ton of buffing & polishing inbetween), which means that depending upon the light the dial shifts between a rich, golden, champagne colour, and a colder, silver tone.

    That changing character is a huge part of why I like it so much.

    There's a few videos online to look at - flat, dull pictures (especially those used to sell them) rarely do a Grand Seiko justice, it's better to see how the light sparkles & plays over the finishing & dial.
    I'm leaning towards the silver I think, although the poll at the moment 15/5 in favour of white.

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    Neither silver or white (of the two I think I'd go white), my vote would be champagne. As already said, it can look silver in some lights and a deeper true champagne in others.

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    White by a country mile. In my mind looks more refined and expensive than the silver. (only judging by the supplied images above).

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    Champagne by a whisker


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    Champagne would be my choice, even though I like white dials they can be a little stark/cold by comparison.

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    I prefer white against SS.

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    Cardshark's champagne dial is simply lovely. That by a long way for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSB View Post
    I personally plumped for a champagne dial on an SBGP001 which, evidently, is the dial that takes longest to make according to one YT video I was watching. Either way, thrilled with it.

    Would you happen to remember the vid, I can't seem to find it, I'd be very interested.

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    From my experience of GS light coloured dials, Iíd choose the one where the hands contrast most against the background. Out of bright light, reading the time can become problematic.

    Purely by preference of dial colour, I voted for the White

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    In the flesh, I found the white a little bland so would choose the silver (which is actually champagne). The watches shown are SBGX models but, as long as you have the budget and your wrists aren't tiny, I would go for an SBGV model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSB View Post
    I personally plumped for a champagne dial on an SBGP001 which, evidently, is the dial that takes longest to make according to one YT video I was watching. Either way, thrilled with it.

    Can you share the link to that video please? I recently tried the blue version of the sbgp and was indeed captured by the white/champagne unexpectedly.

    Update: I think itís this one. Mentions 12 steps for the dial making process, more steps than a snowflake dial (quoting the video).

    https://youtu.be/tNRVUpI71u4
    Last edited by Glen Goyne; 24th May 2021 at 09:10.

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