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Old 19 May 2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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Turning Japanese

Well down the proverbial rabbit hole I went. A month after buying my 9F GMT.
I read even more about Grand Seiko. The manufacturing process. How limited production is ect... saw this. Couldnít get it out of my head. A phone call to my friendly AD. Sale of my datejust to another party....

You know the rest. Iím not sure I have been this much in love with a watch since my LV-c sub. I hate to brag but this really feels and looks special

My wife questions my sanity for getting rid of the Rolex. I think with GS you either get it. Or you donít.




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Old 19 May 2020, 10:53 AM   #2
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Looks awesome! The 62GS case and dial are both spot on.
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Old 19 May 2020, 10:54 AM   #3
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Old 19 May 2020, 12:40 PM   #4
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They are very special, the whole case is black polished and it shows.

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Old 19 May 2020, 12:45 PM   #5
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Congratulations nonetheless I have to be honest for me the crown at 12 o clock does it.
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Old 19 May 2020, 01:11 PM   #6
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Congratulations nonetheless I have to be honest for me the crown at 12 o clock does it.

Each to his own, and Rolex makes a great watch. I think there was a part of me that wanted to try something different as I have owned a lot of Rolex models over the years.


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Old 19 May 2020, 01:37 PM   #7
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Each to his own, and Rolex makes a great watch. I think there was a part of me that wanted to try something different as I have owned a lot of Rolex models over the years.


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Don't get me wrong the grand Seiko is an amazing watch congratulations again and hope you enjoy the watch stay healthy and safe....Godspeed
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Old 19 May 2020, 02:26 PM   #8
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Old 19 May 2020, 04:06 PM   #9
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Don't get me wrong the grand Seiko is an amazing watch congratulations again and hope you enjoy the watch stay healthy and safe....Godspeed




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Old 19 May 2020, 04:36 PM   #10
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You said it, for GS owners, you either get it...or you don’t...congrats on a beautiful watch
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Old 19 May 2020, 05:45 PM   #11
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A beaut, congrats
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Old 19 May 2020, 09:58 PM   #12
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Congratulations. Great watch.
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Old 19 May 2020, 10:43 PM   #13
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Congrats!

I love my SBGE249 from last September, still can’t bring myself to flip my LVc for more GS.... but maybe someday I’ll get there. I “need” a high beat, after all. ;-)
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Old 20 May 2020, 12:51 AM   #14
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They are very special, the whole case is black polished and it shows.

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I wasnít sure what black polishing meant until I looked at that picture. The watch looks almost ceramic black. Pretty amazing.


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Old 21 May 2020, 05:06 AM   #15
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I love my Datejust.

But Iíve seen comments on YouTube that say:

ďWhen I got into watches I had a Rolex. Then I learned about watches and bought a Grand Seiko.Ē

Haha
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Old 21 May 2020, 08:48 AM   #16
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Congratulations! That dial is incredible, especially in person.
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:19 AM   #17
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Congrats! A little hard to see with the sun glare on the crystal, but I will check the GS site. You can replace the DJ if you want. Flipping is fun and although I have yet to get a GS, it will happen. Enjoy yours!
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:26 AM   #18
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Beautiful watch!
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Old 21 May 2020, 09:32 AM   #19
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I love my Datejust.

But Iíve seen comments on YouTube that say:

ďWhen I got into watches I had a Rolex. Then I learned about watches and bought a Grand Seiko.Ē

Haha

I think the latest incarnation of the DJ is a great watch, and one of the most under appreciated watches in the Rolex line up.
Maybe I should have kept it. But, I am giving myself a limit on how much I have tied up in watches these days.

And I wanted to try something different having gone through the entire corridor of swiss makes, except for VC.

Maybe itís new brand infatuation. But I am completely in love with this watch. Itís probably the pretty face, the incredible dial.
But she has legs as well, the watch is pretty accurate out of the box for a mechanical.

Iím pretty happy with this acquisition.


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Old 21 May 2020, 09:38 AM   #20
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Another random thought. GS bracelets have been criticized. And perhaps rightfully so. It would be nice to have a micro adjustment.

Iím neutral on this topic as there are some great bracelets out there that lack a Rolex style adjustment. VC. AP. PP come to mind.

Iím fortunate. A half link out and this watch fits perfectly. But I do wonder what the bracelet would be like with a Rolex style clasp.

The finishing is beautiful. First make I have seen that can create the same ďbrightĒ effect on brushed steel as Rolex.


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Old 22 May 2020, 06:26 AM   #21
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I think the latest incarnation of the DJ is a great watch, and one of the most under appreciated watches in the Rolex line up.
Maybe I should have kept it. But, I am giving myself a limit on how much I have tied up in watches these days.

And I wanted to try something different having gone through the entire corridor of swiss makes, except for VC.

Maybe itís new brand infatuation. But I am completely in love with this watch. Itís probably the pretty face, the incredible dial.
But she has legs as well, the watch is pretty accurate out of the box for a mechanical.

Iím pretty happy with this acquisition.


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Huge congrats!

I remember reading on this forum to never look at your Rolex using a loupe, as you will be disappointed

The time I walked into Grand Seiko the gentleman asked me which watch I wanted to see, I picked one, then he said ďlook at it with this loupeĒ

And I was blown away

The beauty is in the details, and he explained a bunch of movement stats that didnít make sense to me at the time

I was wearing a ceramic two tone submariner, and he basically told me that for what I paid for the sub, I could have 3 Grand Seikos, each of them better than the sub




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Old 24 May 2020, 10:12 PM   #22
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That’s a lovely watch. Wear it in good health.
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Old 25 May 2020, 07:53 AM   #23
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Congrats! Beautiful watch

I'll easily take a GS over most Rolex watches nowadays.
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Old 28 May 2020, 12:53 AM   #24
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I love GS overall.
This particular one looks great. Congrats.
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