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Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:39 pm

I absolutely love this watch. What are your thoughts on GS? Anyone own this model or alike?



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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by TSD » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:00 pm

I'm partial to these older GS Divers, especially compared to the new reference. An SBGA029 is a lot of watch for the money, and for daily wear, SpringDrive is an incredibly robust movement. The biggest drawbacks are that it is a large, heavy case (feels like a typical Seiko diver), with surfaces that are highly polished, as well as the center links, so it will show some wear with normal use. Can't go wrong if you can find one and buy it right. :salute:

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by dnslater » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:08 pm

Always wanted to try it, but I’m sure it would be too large.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by dnslater » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:08 pm

Always wanted to try it, but I’m sure it would be too large.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:12 pm

LOVE the hands.
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by TSD » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:26 pm

dnslater wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:08 pm
Always wanted to try it, but I’m sure it would be too large.
Feels much smaller than an SRP, if you’ve tried one, Nick.
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by jimyritz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:36 pm

dnslater wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:08 pm
Always wanted to try it, but I’m sure it would be too large.
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^this..

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Torrid » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm

I’ve wanted one badly for awhile. Not sure I can justify the price though I’m confident that it’s worth it.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm

Funny I was viewing these two earlier today, which I like better. Not a fan of the power reserve indicator on the dial above.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Chocodove » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:04 pm

59yukon01 wrote:Funny I was viewing these two earlier today, which I like better. Not a fan of the power reserve indicator on the dial above.

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These look huge. Specs?
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by TSD » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:10 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm
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Damn those are huge! Comes with Kingpin status, when you buy from the Miami Boutique. :fro:
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:10 pm

Chocodove wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:Funny I was viewing these two earlier today, which I like better. Not a fan of the power reserve indicator on the dial above.

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These look huge. Specs?
Didn't go that far into the site, but yes pretty big, but they are Titanium at least.

https://www.grand-seiko.com/collections/SBGH255/

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Chocodove » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm

46.9mm x 17mm. :shock:

They look great otherwise. Lugs seem to have gotten some inspiration from the SubC, which isn’t a bad thing IMO.
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by Bradystraps » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:30 pm

Yup. Stunning but way too big. :shrug:
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm
46.9mm x 17mm. :shock:

They look great otherwise. Lugs seem to have gotten some inspiration from the SubC, which isn’t a bad thing IMO.
I think it's over $10,000 too.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by dinexus » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:08 pm

Really wish they'd do one of these in a more manageable 40 or 42mm.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:15 pm

I’d love one of these, and I could definitely pull it off.
Too bad I can’t afford it.
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm

It's an incredibly beautiful series of watches. Breathtaking.
I agree a 42 mm offering would be awesome.
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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:07 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:52 pm
It's an incredibly beautiful series of watches. Breathtaking.
I agree a 42 mm offering would be awesome.
It wore like a Shogun when I tried on the Ti version

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by bedlam » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:46 pm

Big fan of these :-) Close to the perfect dive watch IMO

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by bedlam » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:58 am

Chocodove wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Lugs seem to have gotten some inspiration from the SubC, which isn’t a bad thing IMO.
Everything seems to get compared to the Sub eventually...but I'm not seeing that in the lugs :scratch:

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by dnslater » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:57 am

bedlam wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:58 am

Everything seems to get compared to the Sub eventually...but I'm not seeing that in the lugs :scratch:
I agree. Looks like Seiko DNA to me.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by TSD » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:23 am

bedlam wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:46 pm
Big fan of these :-) Close to the perfect dive watch IMO
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Totally agree Carl. And looks great on that rubber strap. Can you share where to source it online? :salute:

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:09 am

bedlam wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:58 am
Chocodove wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:25 pm
Lugs seem to have gotten some inspiration from the SubC, which isn’t a bad thing IMO.
Everything seems to get compared to the Sub eventually...but I'm not seeing that in the lugs :scratch:

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The lugs are wide, but not so boring as a sub's. The bracelet, however, is a pure omega rip off.

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Re: Grand Seiko diver thoughts

Post by bedlam » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 am

TSD wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:23 am
bedlam wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:46 pm
Big fan of these :-) Close to the perfect dive watch IMO
Totally agree Carl. And looks great on that rubber strap. Can you share where to source it online? :salute:
Its a Hirsch Pure. The dive pics show it on a Hirsch Extreme. Lots of places carry Hirsch straps.

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