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Old 29 June 2020, 08:59 AM   #1
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Grand Seiko GMT Quartz SBGN003

Anyone have one, and whatís your experience? Iím interested in this model. Thank you.
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Old 30 June 2020, 10:07 AM   #2
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I know youíre looking at the 003, but I bought the Sbgn005 last summer. It was very light on the wrist and its blue dial was stunning.

I wasnít nuts about the 19mm width of the bracelet - for some reason, I didnít like the way it sat on my wrist. The bracelet overall was adequate, but after wearing Rolex bracelets for so long, adequate didnít seem good enough, and the clasp lacks micro adjustments.

The lume was also pretty meh, which I found frustrating during a two-week zig-zagging business trip all over the country. The timekeeping was spot-on, however.

I ended up moving it along to a new home about six weeks after purchase. Itís entirely possible I didnít give it enough of a shot. The finish on the hands and case is wonderful and Iíve thought off and on about grabbing another one to give it another go on the wrist for a more substantial period of time...but not enough to pull the trigger yet.
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Old 30 June 2020, 02:06 PM   #3
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I read the bracelet is difficult to size.
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Old 30 June 2020, 10:47 PM   #4
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I had the GS AD who sold it to me size it, so that wasnít an issue, and they found a comfortable fit for me between the regular links and included half links.

FWIW, I recently purchased the Sbgj201 from a different AD, who sized it and sent it to me, and I had to add a link to the bracelet myself after it arrived. That was a breeze with a 1.5mm screwdriver.
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:38 AM   #5
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I read the bracelet is difficult to size.
Why? It uses screws, there should be no issue sizing it.
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Old 1 July 2020, 06:16 AM   #6
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Why? It uses screws, there should be no issue sizing it.

Agreed, itís easy with patience. Those screws are TINY as hell, but if one keeps track of them, not a problem!
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I read the bracelet is difficult to size.


It is incredibly easy w a screwdriver and tweezers


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