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Old 30 October 2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Icon1 Tokyo Grand Seiko Purchase SBGA419

Hello all,

Iím here in Tokyo for my first time on vacation. One of the reasons why Iíve wanted to visit Japan was to buy a Seiko here. A bucket list sort of thing. After many hours of searching google for ďSeiko shopping in TokyoĒ I had a good idea of where to look when I got here.

I had read about a limited run of 40 44GS cased spring drive models with the reference number SBGA419 being offered exclusively at the Isetan Shinjuku Grand Seiko boutique. I was able to buy one and Iím so thrilled. Itís very beautiful with a purplish blue dial. The second hand, minute hash marks and Spring Drive font are yellow. It really pops but is more muted in soft light.

Iím posting this from my IPhone and am unable to embed these few iPhone pictures into my post. They can be seen at the link below. The boutique sized my watch but I asked them to not remove the protective plastics. I know, right. I will in time.

On a side note, Iíve always heard the Japanese people were absolute gems. Itís true.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151269.../shares/0xs8UP


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Old 30 October 2019, 04:41 PM   #2
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That's a really great looking watch, and a fine souvenir of your trip. Seiko shopping is always a highlight of any trip to Japan for me. Congratulations
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Old 30 October 2019, 07:50 PM   #3
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What a souvenir! Very nice.
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Old 30 October 2019, 08:24 PM   #4
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Congratulations. Great looking watch.
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Old 30 October 2019, 09:48 PM   #5
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A true beauty, congrats on your rare GS!
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Old 31 October 2019, 01:51 AM   #6
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Beautiful pickup. Congratulations!

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Old 31 October 2019, 08:54 AM   #7
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Absolutely beautiful. Big congrats.
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Old 31 October 2019, 09:00 AM   #8
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That's a really great looking watch, and a fine souvenir of your trip. Seiko shopping is always a highlight of any trip to Japan for me. Congratulations
Thanks so much for the nice input. I always enjoy reading your posts about the Seiko scene in the Far East.

This is my favorite sub forum. So much knowledge about and passion for the brand not to mention all of your impressive and diverse Seiko and Grand Seiko watches.

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Old 31 October 2019, 09:02 AM   #9
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Nice pick up! I've been to Japan several times (due to its proximity to Hawaii) and love the people, culture, food, etc. If you have time, I'd highly recommend taking the bullet train to Kyoto for a deeper cultural experience.

Oh, and make sure you visit an onsen. No trip to Japan is complete without experiencing this cultural phenomenon.
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Old 31 October 2019, 09:25 AM   #10
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What a great looking watch and souvenir. Added bonus is I’m a Minnesota Vikings fan - love that color combo. Enjoy!
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Old 31 October 2019, 12:20 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for the nice input. I always enjoy reading your posts about the Seiko scene in the Far East.

This is my favorite sub forum. So much knowledge about and passion for the brand not to mention all of your impressive and diverse Seiko and Grand Seiko watches.

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Thanks Randy. Do put up some pics of your watch and your trip when you get a chance please
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Old 31 October 2019, 01:12 PM   #12
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That is awesome
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Old 31 October 2019, 01:18 PM   #13
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Beautiful pickup! Congrats
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Old 1 November 2019, 12:19 AM   #14
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Congrats, absolutely beautiful and unique. GS all the way!
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Old 1 November 2019, 04:46 AM   #15
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Beautiful acquisition.
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Old 5 November 2019, 07:08 AM   #16
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That's a really unique colour combination - I'm digging it. That dial really does pop under the correct lighting..

More pics!!
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Old 5 November 2019, 08:08 AM   #17
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Great pickup, congrats!

What a fun and memorable way to punctuate your trip to Tokyo!
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Old 5 November 2019, 01:09 PM   #18
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Is the case/bracelet of this model steel or titanium?
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Old 5 November 2019, 03:06 PM   #20
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Is the case/bracelet of this model steel or titanium?
It's an all steel watch.


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Old 5 November 2019, 03:18 PM   #21
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Old 5 November 2019, 04:11 PM   #22
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Pics, please!
I haven't taken any new pics but here are the pics from the link in my original post.










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Old 5 November 2019, 05:00 PM   #23
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Beautiful color! congrats!
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Old 6 November 2019, 01:13 AM   #24
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I haven't taken any new pics but here are the pics from the link in my original post.



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Looks FANTASTIC. PM me so I can send my MN Vikings jersey to you to compliment that dial:) It’s a white/purple Allen Page one - classic!
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Old 15 February 2020, 02:14 PM   #25
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Is this model titanium or steel?
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Old 15 February 2020, 02:15 PM   #26
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Old 16 February 2020, 01:08 AM   #27
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That watch is awesome, and what a great way to get it.
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Old 16 February 2020, 03:02 AM   #28
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It's a great watch, you made a fantastic choice.
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Old 16 February 2020, 11:02 AM   #29
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It's a great watch, you made a fantastic choice.
Thanks guys.
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Old 16 February 2020, 12:01 PM   #30
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Looks great! Congrats! Purple dial isnt common so its something special.
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