New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 13th 2017, 12:33pm

This one is replacing the SBGJ005, which I coveted. Well in a moment of weakness, I have put a deposit down on this one.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/grand-seiko ... reen-dial/

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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby conjurer » October 13th 2017, 12:42pm

That's purdy. If it was a GMT, I'd be all over it like a bad suit.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 13th 2017, 12:51pm

conjurer wrote:That's purdy. If it was a GMT, I'd be all over it like a bad suit.


It is a GMT, it's written right there on the dial.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby conjurer » October 13th 2017, 12:59pm

iwasbanned wrote:
conjurer wrote:That's purdy. If it was a GMT, I'd be all over it like a bad suit.


It is a GMT, it's written right there on the dial.


I know. I was just breaking gerdson's balls from the auction thread.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 13th 2017, 1:07pm

conjurer wrote:
iwasbanned wrote:
conjurer wrote:That's purdy. If it was a GMT, I'd be all over it like a bad suit.


It is a GMT, it's written right there on the dial.


I know. I was just breaking gerdson's balls from the auction thread.


I know, I was just breaking your balls by pretending to not know what you meant :).
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 13th 2017, 1:08pm

:) --> this is supposed to be a smiley face : ) not snowball throw.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby gerdson » October 13th 2017, 3:51pm

hehe, who's breaking who's balls now...
But this is a nice watch. Makes me reconsider my vintage-only policy (almost). Btw. the snowball throw happens to me as well, when setting a smiley on my bloody smart phone. From one day to the other a "colon right paranthese" turned from smile to snow.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » October 13th 2017, 4:01pm

GMTs are usually meant to be more tool-ish, so the lack of lume on this one is somewhat out of place. Doesn't get in conflict with the looks, just with the purpose of the watch.

I still don't like the fact of the Grand Seiko logo having replaced that of Seiko itself.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby Racer-X » October 13th 2017, 4:34pm

iwasbanned wrote::) --> this is supposed to be a smiley face : ) not snowball throw.


This has been the case for months. Have to use the 'Very Happy' smiley :D to avoid the snowball throw.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby tiktok » October 13th 2017, 7:27pm

Haha, Juan has created a work around for the SBGJ005. It's rare nowadays to see GS going cheaper on anything so this is a great surprise, a new watch based on a reissue that offers value and mechanical upgrades. As for me, I'm staying tuned to Yahoo Japan for the 005 though this new offering will probably add more money to the original Spring Drive.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 13th 2017, 7:42pm

tiktok wrote:Haha, Juan has created a work around for the SBGJ005. It's rare nowadays to see GS going cheaper on anything so this is a great surprise, a new watch based on a reissue that offers value and mechanical upgrades. As for me, I'm staying tuned to Yahoo Japan for the 005 though this new offering will probably add more money to the original Spring Drive.


The 005 is getting harder to find in good shape. That's my biggest concern. As you know, the finish on these watches is absolutely beautiful and swirlies would drive me nuts.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby TemerityB » October 13th 2017, 7:50pm

That dial work is killer. I hope they have that one at the watch fair tomorrow.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby Mortuus » October 13th 2017, 8:01pm

Dang! Phuque! I, for one, am very glad it's not a GMT! If only it were an automatic!! If it were, I'd make like a seagull and drop a deposit on it...

I agree with you on the dial work, TB; color and design are the sheeezle!! :mrgreen:
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby biglove » October 13th 2017, 8:05pm

As bad as I hate the phrase, the previous LE version is a “grail.”

This newer version is no less desirable.

Congrats, Juan. Your collection is quite enviable.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby MAX » October 14th 2017, 6:18am

Green is getting quite popular these days. Never was a fan of green but it is growing on me these days. Green is the new black.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby tiktok » October 14th 2017, 5:33pm

I saw it today at watch show but too crowded to photo, will grab photo Monday when watch extravaganza is over. I think the msrp was $6500.
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby iwasbanned » October 14th 2017, 8:17pm

tiktok wrote:I saw it today at watch show but too crowded to photo, will grab photo Monday when watch extravaganza is over. I think the msrp was $6500.


What are your thoughts? His does the dial look live?
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Re: New Grand Seiko SBGJ227 announced

Postby AntFarm » October 15th 2017, 12:53pm

That is sexy... Can the hour hand be set independently like some of the other GMT's Seiko offers?
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