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Old 28 November 2019, 03:10 AM   #1
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Incoming- My first spring drive

Been considering adding a spring drive for some time now then a few days ago this NOS SBGA103 limited edition beauty popped up at a UK AD and so my mind was made up and decided to treat myself to an early birthday present. The dial in natural daylight is just gorgeous.




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Old 28 November 2019, 05:14 AM   #2
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This was the first commercial spring drive. There were three models with slight variations. I chose the small seconds. Running perfectly. Enjoy your spring drive


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Old 28 November 2019, 05:23 AM   #3
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Looks great! Congrats!
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Old 28 November 2019, 05:38 AM   #4
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Gorgeous! Enjoy the 9R15's +/-10 sec a month. What a find.
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Old 28 November 2019, 05:49 AM   #5
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Great looking (Grand) Seiko! Fun fact about GS, one guy does ALL of the heat treatment blue-ing of hands by hand. The amount of work and finishing that goes into one watch really makes it a great value for the money. Enjoy!
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Old 28 November 2019, 06:23 AM   #6
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What a great dial on that one.


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Old 28 November 2019, 06:26 AM   #7
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Nice dial!

Looks silver.
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Old 28 November 2019, 07:32 AM   #8
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I’m so jealous...I love that case!
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Old 28 November 2019, 08:46 AM   #9
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A beauty!!
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Old 28 November 2019, 08:48 AM   #10
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A stunner - congrats!
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Old 28 November 2019, 09:06 AM   #11
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Nice dial! Congrats!
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Old 28 November 2019, 10:03 AM   #12
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Sharp.
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Old 28 November 2019, 10:24 AM   #13
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That is such a gorgeous looking watch...huge congratulations
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Old 28 November 2019, 11:03 AM   #14
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Fantastic! The 103 is a sure keeper. Congrats and Wears it in great health
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Old 28 November 2019, 10:04 PM   #15
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Old 28 November 2019, 10:12 PM   #16
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That’s beautiful, congratulations
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Old 28 November 2019, 10:24 PM   #17
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That is amazing. I absolutely love that dial design, so much so that I am excited for you! Congratulations!


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Old 29 November 2019, 12:02 AM   #18
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Great catch! Congrats.
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Old 29 November 2019, 01:13 AM   #19
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Congrats - nice score !


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Old 29 November 2019, 02:04 PM   #20
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Congrats! The dial is so crisp and sharp!
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Old 4 December 2019, 06:32 PM   #21
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Wow that's a beaute! Congrats, I've been admiring Grand Seiko more and more as of late. I have to say, the photos on their website don't do them any justice at all. Everytime I see a real world pic, I'm amazed. I would be willing to bet they would have more sales just from higher quality website pics alone. Just a thought.
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Old 5 December 2019, 03:58 AM   #22
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Congrats nice!
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Old 5 December 2019, 05:12 AM   #23
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That dial is gorgeous!
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Old 5 December 2019, 11:30 AM   #24
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Old 5 December 2019, 04:23 PM   #25
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Stunning watch.
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Old 25 December 2019, 01:31 AM   #26
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Looks great! Congrats!
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Gorgeous! Enjoy the 9R15's +/-10 sec a month. What a find.
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Originally Posted by ashbaug2 View Post
Great looking (Grand) Seiko! Fun fact about GS, one guy does ALL of the heat treatment blue-ing of hands by hand. The amount of work and finishing that goes into one watch really makes it a great value for the money. Enjoy!
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What a great dial on that one.


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Looks silver.
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I’m so jealous...I love that case!
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Originally Posted by Ks6pd View Post
A beauty!!
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A stunner - congrats!
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Nice dial! Congrats!
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Sharp.
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That is such a gorgeous looking watch...huge congratulations
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Fantastic! The 103 is a sure keeper. Congrats and Wears it in great health
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Congratulations.
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That’s beautiful, congratulations
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That is amazing. I absolutely love that dial design, so much so that I am excited for you! Congratulations!


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Great catch! Congrats.
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Congrats - nice score !


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Congrats! The dial is so crisp and sharp!
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Wow that's a beaute! Congrats, I've been admiring Grand Seiko more and more as of late. I have to say, the photos on their website don't do them any justice at all. Everytime I see a real world pic, I'm amazed. I would be willing to bet they would have more sales just from higher quality website pics alone. Just a thought.
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Congrats nice!
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That dial is gorgeous!
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Big Congrats!
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Stunning watch.
Thanks guys unfortunately I’ve had to return the watch and take a refund. Very very disappointed with the AD
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Old 25 December 2019, 01:57 AM   #27
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Oh no! What happened if we may ask?


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Old 25 December 2019, 02:22 AM   #28
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Disappointed with the AD, get that. But the watch is still the same GS you loved to begin with.
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Old 25 December 2019, 04:43 AM   #29
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[QUOTE=Ks6pd;10230235]Oh no! What happened if we may ask?


The watch was advertised online by the AD as new. when I took delivery of the watch I only got chance to open the package and check the watch was in there and take a few quick photos which I then posted here on the forum and all looked ok. The next day I actually got time to take a closer look and that’s when I saw that someone (obviously at the AD’s) had for some reason attempted to polish it and what a mess they made. If they had told me in the first place the watch had been polished I’d never even consider buying it. Again I’ll say it was advertised as brand new.
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Old 25 December 2019, 08:30 AM   #30
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That sucks. Sorry to hear that. If you really love the watch, maybe they'd have been willing to give you a discount for it being pre-owned and not new?
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