First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:00 am

More new GSes:

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The first is this new SBGM235, a 9S66-based model with an incredible textured dial. The motif includes symbols from Daini, one of the two historic GS studios.

The 39.5mm SBGM235 is expected to cost $5,300 and should be available in November of this year. It also comes with an additional white croc strap. 1,000 will be made, and you can pre-order yours by clicking the image above.


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The next model is a limited edition of the extremely popular SBGE001/SBGE201, now featuring a dark red sunburst dial with gold accents. It looks amazing. As you might expect, this uses the 9R66 spring drive movement, and retains some of the great features of its regular production counterparts, like the sapphire bezel with luminescent numerals.

The 44mm SBGE245 is expected to cost $6,100, and should be available either in November of December this year. Like the SBGM235, this also comes with an additional strap, in this case an orange silicone band. Only 600 of these will be made, and you can pre-order by clicking the image above.

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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by Seppia » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:23 am

I have just contacted Chino Watch as I will be in Tokyo in November.
I may cave for the LE, it looks phenomenal.

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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by Henryj » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:52 am

Is there any ballpark on battery life?
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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by Seppia » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:01 am

I can tell you my SBGX065 is from November 2013 and is still ticking strong.

Now that I say this it will obviously go on power reserve tomorrow

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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by Seppia » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:20 am

Thanks to Jeff (jswing) I may have secured a LE.
I should be able to pick it up either mid October (if it’s released already) or late November.
I have been informed that Japanese release date is an opaque “October”, so I don’t think the date is set in stone yet.

I’m super excited for this one.

I don’t mean to shit on Timeless’ thread but I live in Italy and happen to go to work in Asia a lot - no more trips to the USA for me in the near future, so I would not be a potential buyer.



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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by Henryj » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am

Between these and Tudor, ya gotta admit we’re spoiled for choice in a decently priced GMT watch these days.
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Re: First-Ever Grand Seiko Quartz GMTs

Post by TRUE LIBERTY » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:07 pm

A quartz and I have to put that in the category of a bit boring and ugly for a few of them.

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