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Old 21 November 2019, 01:18 AM   #1
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Re : Incoming - My nicest Grand Seiko - SBGJ235

About 1.5 years ago, I started a thread about this watch ( nickname "Blue Peacock", which at that time was just launched and very hard to get, with long waitlist resembling getting a Rolex/Nautilus.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=595892

So I am very Happy to land this exquisite and hard to find Grand Seiko timepiece during my recent trip to Tokyo. 😁 The Hi-Beat GMT Grand Seiko SBGJ235 ( same dial / watch as the 231 ), a Grand Seiko Boutique exclusive.





It features a radiant Iwatu blue pattern dial that draws its inspiration from Japan mountain snowflake pattern, and is quite literally breathtaking in its detailing, visual appeal and color rendition. Here's a close-up




The dial takes on many lively and vivid shades of blue / black depending on lighting. The watch comes with all the usual Grand Seiko refinements that one come to expect, including Zaratsu polishing on the case, impeccable finishing on the dial, hands and applied indices and superb accuracy. In the case of the SBGJ235, the legendary 44GS case really makes the superlative polishing work stands out. A few more pics.









This has become hands down my favourite Grand Seiko in my collection. I'll take this over any Rolex SS watch any time any day.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.
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Old 21 November 2019, 01:52 AM   #2
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That watch is gorgeous. I got to try one on when I was in Tokyo and I can't overstate how impressed I was with it. It has a wonderful wrist presence.

I do understand that this watch (SBGJ235) will be available at Grand Seiko boutiques in the United States in March of 2020.


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Old 21 November 2019, 02:24 AM   #3
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Beautiful dial. Congrats.
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Old 21 November 2019, 02:26 AM   #4
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Old 21 November 2019, 03:50 AM   #5
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Awesome!!! Wear proudly
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Old 21 November 2019, 03:54 AM   #6
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Old 21 November 2019, 04:33 AM   #7
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This watch calls for more than just a congrats !
I wish for you to have the longest enjoyment possible of this extremely special and gorgeous watch.
I fully understand your Rolex remark. I own a 'run-of-the-mill' 44GS and I am flabbergasted by the diamant like look this case provides. It is the closest I will ever get to a gem.



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Old 21 November 2019, 04:54 AM   #8
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Gorgeous - congrats!

I'm a GS believer!
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Old 21 November 2019, 06:58 AM   #9
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Wow Ben this is very beautiful watch. Congratulations
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Old 21 November 2019, 07:33 AM   #10
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Old 21 November 2019, 07:44 AM   #11
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That looks great! Is it a limited numbered edition or just limited supply at the moment as it's Japan only?

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Old 21 November 2019, 07:46 AM   #12
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Yep. A beauty. Congrats!
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Old 21 November 2019, 08:58 AM   #13
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Congrats Ben. One of my favorites.
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Old 21 November 2019, 09:02 AM   #14
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Really like the color and texture of the dial!

Enjoy it!
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Old 21 November 2019, 09:26 AM   #15
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That is one beautiful watch! Congrats!

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Old 21 November 2019, 10:01 AM   #16
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Congrats Ben! Itís a beautiful watch!


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Old 21 November 2019, 02:23 PM   #17
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This watch calls for more than just a congrats !
I wish for you to have the longest enjoyment possible of this extremely special and gorgeous watch.
I fully understand your Rolex remark. I own a 'run-of-the-mill' 44GS and I am flabbergasted by the diamant like look this case provides. It is the closest I will ever get to a gem.



I pity your 5170P ()

I fully agree with you. The finishing is amazing, esp for the price which is not much more than the price of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. GS delivers incredible value.


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That looks great! Is it a limited numbered edition or just limited supply at the moment as it's Japan only?

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It's not limited edition. It's limited production. Boutique only gets 2 or 3 pieces max a month and there's usually a waitlist to get it.
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Old 21 November 2019, 03:23 PM   #18
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Congrats Ben, gorgeous watch and pics to match. I do hope they make this avail in the US!


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Old 21 November 2019, 03:43 PM   #19
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Thatís a keeper!

What color would you say the GMT text and GMT hand are? Pink? salmon? Light red?


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Congratulations, great pickup! I'll be hunting around in Osaka and Kyoto next week while my wife runs the Osaka marathon.
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Old 21 November 2019, 05:42 PM   #21
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That’s a beauty. Simple, and elegant.
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Old 21 November 2019, 06:48 PM   #22
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Absolutely extraordinary. Congrats and wear in the greatest health!
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Old 21 November 2019, 07:32 PM   #23
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Congrats on the great two pick ups. Fantastic!

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Old 21 November 2019, 07:33 PM   #24
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Absolutely extraordinary. Congrats and wear in the greatest health!

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Congratulations, great pickup! I'll be hunting around in Osaka and Kyoto next week while my wife runs the Osaka marathon.

I think there's a premium Seiko boutique in Osaka. Might want to try there.
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Old 21 November 2019, 07:33 PM   #25
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Thatís a keeper!

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Depending on lighting, it looks kind of bronze to me..
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Old 21 November 2019, 09:36 PM   #27
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Congratulations. A beautiful watch.
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Congrats, Ben! Thatís a spectacular watch!
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Old 23 November 2019, 03:48 AM   #29
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Damn.. Look at the beautiful dial. I love it!
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Old 26 November 2019, 12:52 AM   #30
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Congratulations! That’s an amazingly beautiful watch!
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