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    Grand Seiko New Releases thread

    Given GS has released 38 new models already this year and I was just about to post about another, I thought it might be useful to consolidate them in one thread going forward to avoid inflicting GS fatigue on the rest of the forum.


    Anyway, just seen a post about another new Evolution 9 'Birch' - this time in a titanium case. The SLGH017 Night Birch. UK RRP is 9,000, which follows the usual GS pricing structure of a slight premium for titanium over steel I think?

    I quite like it, although I'd need to see one in the metal.





    http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/202...7-night-birch/
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    Looks ok but a lot of money and I will never own a GS with that truncated hour hand, which they seem to be using more regularly.

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    Grand Seiko New Releases thread

    Nice-looking, and I love a titanium watch.

    The review mentions my biggest issue with a lot of GS watches (and many other brands), in having a 22mm bracelet at the lugs, and no taper down to the clasp.

    It ruins all the proportions. So many potentially great watches are written off for me as a result.
    From the descriptions, this one included.

    It also seems like a LOT of money (and I am rather a big GS fan, have had half a dozen and one as my daily wear at the moment)


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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    The review mentions my biggest issue with a lot of GS watches (and many other brands), in having a 22mm bracelet at the lugs, and no taper down to the clasp.
    I don't know where this has come from? I'm currently wearing a Lake Suwa, which is the same Evolution 9 case and bracelet. The bracelet definitely tapers!

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    Three new Thailand-only LE's.

    SBGH303
    SBGY021
    SBGY025

    Paging Ryan, paging Ryan...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG6i1bWJumc

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    I'm back on the 22nd and my wife and son are out there now so let me know I'd be happy to help.
    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    Three new Thailand-only LE's.

    SBGH303
    SBGY021
    SBGY025

    Paging Ryan, paging Ryan...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG6i1bWJumc

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    I'm back on the 22nd and my wife and son are out there now so let me know I'd be happy to help.
    Thanks Ryan, I meant more for you though - thought you might have been tempted by one of these.

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    That green looks stunning

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    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Nice-looking, and I love a titanium watch.

    The review mentions my biggest issue with a lot of GS watches (and many other brands), in having a 22mm bracelet at the lugs, and no taper down to the clasp.

    It ruins all the proportions.

    the bracelet is an issue to me as well as it looks cheap relative to its price and it is just too dark to see the birch, could anyone turn on the light?
    Last edited by seikomatic; 5th August 2022 at 04:12.

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    SBGW291 and SBGW293: 44GS shape in 36.5mm size

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/new-...1-and-sgbw293/

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    Those new 36.5mm 44GS models look great but the prices are certainly creeping up! They make the older SBGA375 and 373 models look like a bargain in comparison. The SBGA375 has a 44GS case, spring drive movement and a bracelet for 4700. The new models are 4460 for a manual wind movement with no display back on a strap. Also the hands on these new releases aren't as well finished as the older style razor sharp handset (SBGA375 has capped seconds hand too). I'm a Grand Seiko fan and I'm concerned that I might be priced out of the market soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrickashaw View Post


    SBGW291 and SBGW293: 44GS shape in 36.5mm size

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/new-...1-and-sgbw293/
    Really like that brown strap

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    Really like that brown dial,

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