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Old 03-21-2019, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Introducing The Grand Seiko 20th Anniversary Of Spring Drive (Live Pics & Pricing)

Some simply stunning models here fellow Freeks. These are so far out of my price range it is ridiculous, I can look and drool though which is making my touch screen slippy. I need this style of watch in my rotation I have been looking at the presage range, similar looks without the big bucks...

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Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: 20th Anniversary Of Spring Drive
Reference Numbers: SBGZ001 (platinum, hand-decorated case), SBGZ003 (platinum case), SBGY002 (18k yellow gold case) SBGY003 (steel case)

Dimensions: 38.5mm x 9.8mm (platinum models) 38.5mm x 10.2mm (gold and steel models)
Case Material: Platinum, 18k yellow gold, or stainless steel
Dial Color: Silver or silver "snowflake" (platinum), white "snowflake" (18k gold), or sunray pattern (steel)
Indexes: 14k white gold (platinum models), 18k yellow gold (gold model), applied steel (steel model)
Lume: None
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Crocodile strapwith folding clasp in matching metal, all four models
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/gr...ve-introducing

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Boy oh boy, you aren't kidding Gary ! ..These are jaw dropping !!!

They might be ridiculously out of our price range like you said,
bit it's o.k., because they are ridiculously cool just having this
chance to see !

Really don't know what is the best thing about these pieces of
art honestly. ..It's a toss up between the phenomenal movements,
and then amazing cases, dials, and just materials, and watch
making. ..Incredible stuff sir ! Thanks very very much !!!

P.S. The Presage line really is pretty special too though right?!
They are actually similar to these, but without as many bells,
and whistles.
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Boy oh boy, you aren't kidding Gary ! ..These are jaw dropping !!!

They might be ridiculously out of our price range like you said,
bit it's o.k., because they are ridiculously cool just having this
chance to see !

Really don't know what is the best thing about these pieces of
art honestly. ..It's a toss up between the phenomenal movements,
and then amazing cases, dials, and just materials, and watch
making. ..Incredible stuff sir ! Thanks very very much !!!

P.S. The Presage line really is pretty special too though right?!
They are actually similar to these, but without as many bells,
and whistles.
Cheers AT, I can see a Presage on the horizon not sure which one yet as there is so much choice. I need a change from my beloved divers and I think a Presage will fit the bill exactly, some superb models.

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Cheers AT, I can see a Presage on the horizon not sure which one yet as there is so much choice. I need a change from my beloved divers and I think a Presage will fit the bill exactly, some superb models.

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You know what's great Gary?! ..Is how you really don't know that
exact watch in the Presage line you want. It's kind of exciting I
bet.

Was just looking at some of the models, and the prices, and was
blown away by how nice they look, and how reasonable the prices
are too. ..They really do have a Grand Seiko personality, and would
be a neat change of gears in your, or anyone's collection sir !
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That hand decorated finish on the first model vaguely reminds me of the 'Bark' finish once introduced by a famous Swiss brand:


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Ah yes usually for the day/date.

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My ultimo "Want but never have" watch!!!
Might as well be a P P Calatrava or Speedie.
Aint watches great? (insert name of watch here.....)

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Some simply stunning models here fellow Freeks. These are so far out of my price range it is ridiculous, I can look and drool though which is making my touch screen slippy. I need this style of watch in my rotation I have been looking at the presage range, similar looks without the big bucks...

The Basics

Brand: Grand Seiko
Model: 20th Anniversary Of Spring Drive
Reference Numbers: SBGZ001 (platinum, hand-decorated case), SBGZ003 (platinum case), SBGY002 (18k yellow gold case) SBGY003 (steel case)

Dimensions: 38.5mm x 9.8mm (platinum models) 38.5mm x 10.2mm (gold and steel models)
Case Material: Platinum, 18k yellow gold, or stainless steel
Dial Color: Silver or silver "snowflake" (platinum), white "snowflake" (18k gold), or sunray pattern (steel)
Indexes: 14k white gold (platinum models), 18k yellow gold (gold model), applied steel (steel model)
Lume: None
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Crocodile strapwith folding clasp in matching metal, all four models
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/gr...ve-introducing

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Just got my first GS...LOVE IT!
Well now that is quite simply stunning, I am very sure you will be enjoying that piece for many years to come.

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