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    Dressing down a Grand Seiko

    I love GS, for all the obvious reasons, and I'm starting to think seriously about getting one. Ideally a Spring Drive, but am fully open to suggestions. The trouble is I find most of the regular collection a bit too dressy (I'm a scruffy so & so), and I've never found a diver that I really like.

    I think my solution is going to be to make a shortlist of the least dressy non-divers in the range, choose one, then dress it down further with a strap. I was considering doing this with a white OP39 for a while, but the right one never came up.

    Clearly this is not rocket science, but does anyone have experience of doing this with a GS & are there any obvious models I should look at?

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    This is quite a good thread to browse through to get some ideas and comparisons

    https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/g...462569/page-95

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    This is quite a good thread to browse through to get some ideas and comparisons

    https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/g...462569/page-95
    Dear god, 95 pages of GS on straps. That's actually amazing, thanks fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    This is quite a good thread to browse through to get some ideas and comparisons

    https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/g...462569/page-95
    Thanks, that is an interesting thread.

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    What about one of the new SD Prospex / marinemaster / land master. Not a GS but same movements and 90% of the build quality? I think they look better than most GS as well, I am also a scruffy sod so their styling suits me a bit better! If it like the dressier GS and the divers always have a design element that I dislike for some. Reason.
    I am seriously thinking about getting one (the Spring drive GMT with blue and black bezel) instead of a GS if I chop a couple in.
    But they are not a GS.
    Last edited by Sinnlover; 10th January 2022 at 22:07.

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    I've not looked at that thread, but I'm sure there's plenty of inspiration on there. I have a black gator strap for my hi-beat GMT. It really helps make the case shape/design stand out. Terribly pics below...


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    The two I've got are both pretty versatile in that they suit a variety of straps, imo




















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    Can I ask which strap this is?


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    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
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    Can I ask which strap this is?


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    I bought it from a member here some years back. I forget the detail but suspect it was custom made - not much help to you I know..

    This is the only other pic I can find of it. It's quite unusual - I think it may be frogskin?!


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    Thanks, I'll have a hunt around.
    Goes perfectly with your GS.

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    Dressing down a Grand Seiko

    Oh yes ..
    ancient: 6145 lives on a rather worn hm piece of pull-up leather ..

    Modern: sbgw001 scruffs along on an Eddie sand canvas ..

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    Last edited by alslater; 11th January 2022 at 20:57.

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    I'm quite taken aback by how well the that GS goes on canvas strap.

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    Some outstanding combos there & great pics. Especially like these two - stunning dials. What references are they?






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    that 6145 is gorgeous! never really looked at vintage GS before.. a new rabbit hole opens up...

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    Another good resource is the 'Delugs' lookbook page - a few GS on there, and some striking combinations

    e.g. Snowflake
    https://delugs.com/blogs/delugs-look...wflake-sbga211

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senninha View Post
    Another good resource is the 'Delugs' lookbook page - a few GS on there, and some striking combinations

    e.g. Snowflake
    https://delugs.com/blogs/delugs-look...wflake-sbga211
    That is actually really helpful - thanks, I had no idea that existed. Some great options for the Snowflake, which is basically the one I'll most likely end up with.

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