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Old 6 December 2021, 02:28 PM   #31
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You are tired of seeing GS LEís but still hope the next one will be better?

Last week I saw a window tray full of discounted GS models?

I think this is a more serious issue for Seiko.
Haha yea Iím still holding out hope.

I was very excited about the SBGY007 when it was released, and I had it on my list for a bit. Iím still pretty excited about it, but not sure it fits well with the rest of my collection. I have the Patek 6119R, and think every opportunity I have to wear the SBGY007 I would just grab the 6119R instead.

But itís still a really beautiful piece. This one actually ticks a lot of boxes for me. I guess part of the reason the clasp/bracelet isnít an issue is because itís a dress watch that comes on strapÖ with that said itís nice a thin at 10mm.

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Old 6 December 2021, 02:39 PM   #32
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Agreed. Not as many LEs as Panerai, but still too many. Looks like the dial magic is their strength and a major differentiator so would keep it going. The story behind each dial it is repeating and naive. But I strongly agree with you on what I consider the single greatest weakness of the brand: the bracelet/clasp. Why canít they spend energy on fixing that?


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Old 7 December 2021, 03:49 PM   #33
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I have been wearing Seiko/Grand Seiko in bracelets for more than 40 years and none has ever caused me any issues. Upfront disclosure - I own both GS and Rolex sports watches. I like the bracelet on the GS because the deployant clasp has a very slim profile and it is easy to operate. The one on Rolex is quite chunky as it has to fit the glidelock system within (I have never adjusted the bracelet on the fly though). I don't see one as being inferior to the other and the bracelet/deployant clasp is just a minor component of a wrist watch to me. I value overall aesthetics, dial, colour, case design, thickness, lug design, movements, finishing above the bracelet, although there could be overlaps where finishing is concerned.
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Old 7 December 2021, 08:34 PM   #34
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I have been wearing Seiko/Grand Seiko in bracelets for more than 40 years and none has ever caused me any issues. Upfront disclosure - I own both GS and Rolex sports watches. I like the bracelet on the GS because the deployant clasp has a very slim profile and it is easy to operate. The one on Rolex is quite chunky as it has to fit the glidelock system within (I have never adjusted the bracelet on the fly though). I don't see one as being inferior to the other and the bracelet/deployant clasp is just a minor component of a wrist watch to me. I value overall aesthetics, dial, colour, case design, thickness, lug design, movements, finishing above the bracelet, although there could be overlaps where finishing is concerned.
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Old 13 December 2021, 09:53 AM   #35
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I completely agree about the thickness of GS sport watches (and even the dressier watches) and would love for them to start slimming them down. I have a pretty small wrist... and for years, I discounted GS because of the documented specifications of their watches. However, when I finally bit the bullet and stopped in at my local AD... I was pleasantly surprised on how they look/feel on the wrist.

As for the countless LE releases... I agree. It waters down the brand if you ask me.
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Old 13 December 2021, 02:06 PM   #36
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I'm only bothered on the GS thickness by the GMT and the divers. The diver I have (SBGH255) is quite big, but it's titanium, so light, and it actually glides very well under a shirt (much better than a Damasko for example). I have returned a GMT hi-beat, because the case height is just way too much, especially given the fairly small case width.

On my dressier GS (SBGH037), the height (12.9mm) doesn't believe me one bit. It's one of my most pleasurable watch, and the bracelet is the most comfortable I own, along with that of my Seamaster 300m.
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Old 16 December 2021, 08:21 AM   #37
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I donít see anyone complain Patek and AP doesnít have micro adjustments, neither does Rolex day date.

So is micro adjustment really that necessary or people just want to pick on GS
Yes, it is totally necessary. I've owned 4 GS' and all but one had issue with fit, too loose, too tight, etc.

The 9F diver had adjustments but damn, the clasp was laughingly thick. So, yes they need to do something so I can wear my GS bracelet and not resort to putting it on a strap every time I buy one. Many times this has been one of the big reasons I get rid of them.
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