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    Show your Grand seikos

    I don't have the search skills of some on here and cant see a specific post for just GS

    Im almost done with this watch lark having not purchased anything mechanical for over 2 years, the purchase of the Apple Watch Ultra saw me grabbing for that most weekends and so over the last 6 months or so sold off my Omega and Breitling as they never got worn.
    My watch obsession has worn off on the wife to a point where she has more interest than me and is generally trawling the dealer site for her next watch.
    Shes been going on at me for a while to get another watch (probably gives her scope to increase the price of what shes after)
    Over the past few weeks been doing the normal internet search thing, dealer visits etc and literally nothing has interested me other than some of the GS range.
    It wont be an everyday watch and will more than likely get pulled from its box for high days and holidays and so thinking more classic dressy style, something a bit different, not some 45mm colossus.

    Im looking at this limited edition one in Goldsmiths https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Grand-S...335/p/18400536. But was wondering what others have got on the forum.
    Hopefully the one in the link you never know
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    Great thread...I'll be watching with interest GS is an itch that I may need to scratch at some point.

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    I've had a few over the years on TZ...







    I've had others but cannot find pics. Only the SBGX335 remains.

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    What I've learned about GS in the relatively short time that I've known the brand is the subtleties. Some of the dials for instance are incredible yet don't show very well on forum photos. Photos do give a general idea of an overall design that might be available but imo the only way to judge a GS watch is in person. For me, the 'White Birch' is stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theancientmariner View Post
    What I've learned about GS in the relatively short time that I've known the brand is the subtleties. Some of the dials for instance are incredible yet don't show very well on forum photos. Photos do give a general idea of an overall design that might be available but imo the only way to judge a GS watch is in person. For me, the 'White Birch' is stunning.
    Yeh but that goes for most watches really, so many watches ive seen online etc and then on the wrist are a complete let down. Last one being an IWC which surprised me.

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    As already mentioned, GS dials not the easiest to capture


    *sorry op, just reread your post so my pics are of no use whatsoever*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    Yeh but that goes for most watches really, so many watches ive seen online etc and then on the wrist are a complete let down. Last one being an IWC which surprised me.
    True but I would say more so with GS. It's not necessarily just on the wrist, it might simply be looking at them on a display stand. As an example there was (and might still be?) a GS 'Shunbun' in sales corner that is a beautiful watch in the flesh but doesn't look anywhere near the same in photos. I think it's because the GS dials are often so subtley textured that the light reflects a different way in photos to how you view it in person. Few, if any, other watch companies offer such artistic (if that's the right word?) dials. The problem is that they're getting so good at it and there's so many different ones that they seem to be running out of decent descriptions to go with them.

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    My only GS, originally came on a bracelet, and a very one too but feel that a dress watch should be on leather.

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    I briefly had the Asakage edition and lived the watch but it has some weird bubbles under the crystal. I would get another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie215 View Post
    Great thread...I'll be watching with interest GS is an itch that I may need to scratch at some point.
    The exact same thought as myself, seen a few lately that has peaked my interest in moving GS further the list of what should be added and this thread could help with that decision.

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    A scarce first year Diver.

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    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made



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    Is a Grand Seiko Quartz allowed ? :)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made



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    Nice... :-)

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    That a stunner

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    Is a Grand Seiko Quartz allowed ? :)


    Indeed!

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    Congratulations, that is a spectacular GS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made



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    I really like that

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    One of the first high end luxury watches I bought, still the best dial I own, the Grand Seiko SBGJ227 ‘Peacock’


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    i also find that GS seem to have some of the best looking dials out there, it's easier to see them in the metal now WoS have started to carry the brand. im always a bit put off by reports that the bracelets are a let down if youre used to rolex/tudor

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
    Is a Grand Seiko Quartz allowed ? :)

    Seiko Grand Quartz ≠ Grand Seiko Quartz

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    Current crop








    Former picks










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    You like a GS then Reg?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    You like a GS then Reg?


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    Aye, I do indeed. There's been a few passed thru my hands the last decade or so.
    That one of yours is a cracker too 👍🏻

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made



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    Not a colour you see every day, but very attractive. Can imagine it was a quick decision indeed when you see that in the flesh!

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    Only vintage for me and not the best photography I'm afraid:

    5722-9970



    6145-8050



    Another 6145 (-8000)



    4420-9000



    5646-7020



    6156-8040 (in need of a new crystal)



    And the one I wear most, 6146-8000


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    THe 62GS is my absolute favorite case design.

    Did you have to pay full retail given this is a limited edition?



    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made



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    My tuppence worth. Just wish the bracelet matched the dial for quality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    THe 62GS is my absolute favorite case design.

    Did you have to pay full retail given this is a limited edition?
    Aye, they wouldn’t shift and I tried a few times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    My tuppence worth. Just wish the bracelet matched the dial for quality.

    I read that a few times over the weeks and so went in with an open mind. Tbh I wasn’t that disappointed with the quality.


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    Ive had a few over the years and still have the Snowflake.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsguy View Post

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    Nice! I have the same model


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    This one gets an awful lot of wrist time



    This one less so, probably because the hand/dial contrast isn't quite so easy to read in a hurry



    Good grief, I'm rubbish at watch photography!

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    Slightly better, but doesn't do it justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    We’ll that didn’t take long…quick trip down the M4. Decision made
    a little bright for my taste but still a very fine looking watch.

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    My SBGN005.
    9F86 Quartz accurate to within 5s per year! I bought it new from CW Sellors 4 years ago, and it has had one battery change to date.
    It's technically a blue dial but is almost black.
    A very wearable 39mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al1991 View Post
    Nice! I have the same model
    Congratulations on succeeding in photographing it, an almost impossible task I’ve found!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman53 View Post
    My SBGN005.
    9F86 Quartz accurate to within 5s per year! I bought it new from CW Sellors 4 years ago, and it has had one battery change to date.
    It's technically a blue dial but is almost black.
    A very wearable 39mm.
    The blue dial is properly lovely, as with all GS, ever so different depending on the lighting conditions.

    The standard 9F86 is officially +/- 10s per year, although every report I’ve seen they do a lot better. The special editions with the gold star are +/- 5s (again, usually much better)

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    Quote Originally Posted by threescoops View Post
    The blue dial is properly lovely, as with all GS, ever so different depending on the lighting conditions.

    The standard 9F86 is officially +/- 10s per year, although every report I’ve seen they do a lot better. The special editions with the gold star are +/- 5s (again, usually much better)
    Sorry. Yes, I should have clarified. Mine is within 5s per year. I reset it once a year!

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    9F86 is +/- 10s per year, still good performance all the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfman53 View Post
    My SBGN005.
    9F86 Quartz accurate to within 5s per year! I bought it new from CW Sellors 4 years ago, and it has had one battery change to date.
    It's technically a blue dial but is almost black.
    A very wearable 39mm.

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    Cheers,

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    Show your Grand seikos

    Just the one (so far) for me




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    Just one GS in my collection…


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    Bought this a few months ago on a watch finder offer. I’d regretted not buying one when I was in Japan a few years earlier so took the plunge, first GS, but won’t be the last :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido-K View Post
    Just the one (so far) for me




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    Trouble there is that you’ve started at the top! Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barton Red View Post

    Bought this a few months ago on a watch finder offer. I’d regretted not buying one when I was in Japan a few years earlier so took the plunge, first GS, but won’t be the last :)


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    That’s a beauty!!! Love the bezel. Is it 43/44mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGJG View Post
    Trouble there is that you’ve started at the top! Looks great.
    Hi JGJG, is you watch the same model (just the newer dial font)?

    All the best

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    Two currently for me.

    First one courtesy of Nick from here.



    Second one new in this week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crammage View Post
    Second one new in this week.

    What’s the ref of that? It looks lovely. Is the dial sunburst or flat and is it white or cream?

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