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Hands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches Hands-OnHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 Watches A couple of sleeper hits from the Japanese giant by Rob Nudds July 01, 2020 MIN READHands-On Review With The Grand Seiko SBGW257 And SBGW259 WatchesI never get tired of getting new watches in hand. Even after thousands of timepieces have passed through my possession, I remain surprised at how surprised I am still able to be. The more watches I encounter, the more I must remind myself to keep an open mind and to get them on the wrist. If I’d ignored that sage advice, I might still be sleeping on the Grand Seiko SBGW257 and SBGW259.
The Grand Seiko SBGW257 and SBGW259 watches would not have been watches I’d have gravitated to in the boutique. “Why not?” I hear you cry. “Do you not think they’re beautiful?” Well, yes, actually, I do think they’re beautiful. In fact, I would go as far as to say that their beauty far outstrips almost anything ..

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Hands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch Hands-OnHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz Watch A familiar Grand Seiko aesthetic featuring the brand new 9F85 movement by Jorg Weppelink June 26, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The New Grand Seiko SBGP003 Quartz WatchThroughout the last couple of months, we have witnessed the great appreciation our readers have for the Grand Seiko brand. In our weekly Sunday Showdown series, many of the Grand Seiko models are incredibly popular. And there is more fuel to add to that fire. For 2020 we have seen a string of brand new Grand Seiko models as well as updated models replacing current models in the line-up. With the introduction of the new Grand Seiko SBGP001, SBGP003, SBGP005 models, the brand introduces three new regular models. All of them are powered by the new Grand Seiko 9F85 quartz movement. We go hands-on with the black-dialed Grand Seiko SBGP003.
In the last week of January, Grand Seiko released its highly a..

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RJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT

HomeHands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Hands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Grand Seiko's answer to the sports GMT watch by Robert-Jan Broer June 19, 2020 MIN READRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMTUnfortunately, there was no Grand Seiko event this year. Normally, these annual get-togethers provide the perfect backdrop for new releases to first see the light of day. Instead, the Grand Seiko watches came to us. There is plenty to come over the course of the year (some of the novelties are still embargoed, of course). What I can say, however, having had the benefit of seeing what remains behind the curtain, is that the Grand Seiko SBGJ239 watch is absolutely one of my personal favorite 2020 releases.
A green dialed GMT on a leather strap? Color me interested. It sounds amazing on paper, but it sounds even more unusual when we consider this watch’s context. This watch sits within the Grand Seiko sport collection. Very few refe..

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RJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch

HomeHands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch Hands-OnRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT Watch Grand Seiko's answer to the sports GMT watch by Robert-Jan Broer June 19, 2020 MIN READRJ Goes Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGJ239 GMT WatchUnfortunately, there was no Grand Seiko event this year. Normally, these annual get-togethers provide the perfect backdrop for new releases to first see the light of day. Instead, the Grand Seiko watches came to us. There is plenty to come over the course of the year (some of the novelties are still embargoed, of course). What I can say, however, having had the benefit of seeing what remains behind the curtain, is that the Grand Seiko SBGJ239 watch is absolutely one of my personal favorite 2020 releases.
A green dialed GMT on a leather strap? Color me interested. It sounds amazing on paper, but it sounds even more unusual when we consider this watch’s context. This watch sits within the Grand Seiko sport collect..

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Grand Seiko’s Soko Special Editions, Only For The USA

The beauty of a Grand Seiko can always be found in its subtleties. The brand invests a tremendous amount of time and effort into the smallest detail. This not only gives their watches a timeless appearance but also makes them a pure joy to have on the wrist. The wearing comfort is superb, and every day you can enjoy the refined details that make owning a Grand Seiko so special. This is also the case with the two new special editions which the brand just launched for the US market. READ MORE
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Sunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Blue dial Sky-Dweller 326934 Vs Grand Seiko Skyflake SBGA407 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges June 14, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sky-Dweller “Skyflake” Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, it’s all about blue. And now we need your help to decide between two very different watches from Rolex and Grand Seiko. Enter the Sky-Dweller and Skyflake SBGA407…
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The Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style

HomeWatch ReviewThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style Watch ReviewThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style Commmorating Grand Seiko's 60th Anniversary by Robert-Jan Broer June 11, 2020 MIN READThe Grand Seiko SBGH281 Watch — Celebrating in Style2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the watch manufacturer that we love so much here on Fratello. Grand Seiko! Earlier this year, we already showed you the Grand Seiko SBGH281 in this article. Grand Seiko sent us the watch for a closer look, so without further ado.
As you probably know (because of this article), I am a sucker for the 44GS style case. For me, it embodies Grand Seiko’s specific design choices. It shows that a brand can have a modern watch, inspired by its heritage (1967) without becoming boring. Nobody ever accused Grand Seiko of lacking inspiration when it comes to the 44GS style case. I love all the little facets on the lugs and the wide case band on the 44GS style case. This Grand Seiko SBGH281 wa..

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Grand Seiko Opens Largest Boutique In The World And Celebrates With Two Limited Editions

At Place Vendôme, the horological heart of Paris, has Grand Seiko opened its largest boutique in the world. While outside the hustle and bustle of the French capital rules, inside you can find the tranquility of Japan. Grand Seiko is offering its finest models in the over 2,000 square feet boutique, divided over two floors. READ MORE
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Sunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Datejust 116234 Vs Grand Seiko Snowflake SBGA211 by Rob Nudds & Michael Stockton June 07, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Dress Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Grand Seiko SBGA211 “Snowflake” Rolex Datejust 116234 Rob Nudds Michael Stockton In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. Could the Rolex Datejust 116234 and the Grand Seiko SBGA211 “Snowflake”, please enter the ring…
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Sunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Vs Grand Seiko SLGA001 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges May 31, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Trench Warfare — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Grand Seiko SLGA001 Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, we’ve got another head-to-head for you. It’s getting deep this week. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is going up against the Grand Seiko SLGA001.
If we were running a competition for misleading t..