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Breaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit

HomeWatch TalkBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit Watch TalkGrand SeikoBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit As major events start dropping like flies, the obvious question is raised: Where will it end? by Rob NuddsFebruary 12, 2020 MIN READBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary SummitIt is with sadness we must convey that Grand Seiko has taken the governmentally-advised decision to cancel its upcoming summit. It would have been held in Tokyo from the 4th-5th of March 2020.
Grand Seiko had intended for the summit to be a vehicle to celebrate its 60th anniversary, alongside the 55th anniversary of Seiko Divers. If you haven’t already checked out the models released to mark this occasion, you can read about the men’s pieces here and the women’s piece here.
For those that had tickets in their hands, this will come as a crushing blow. Grand Seiko is one of the most beloved and interesting watch brands outside of Europe. Many of its f..

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Grand Seiko STGK015 Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition Watch

HomeHot TakeGrand Seiko STGK015 Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition Watch Hot TakeGrand SeikoGrand Seiko STGK015 Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition Watch GS 60th Anniversary Women’s Watch STGK015 by Sky SitFebruary 04, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko STGK015 Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition Watch2020 marks the 60th birth year of the first Grand Seiko watch. To begin a full year of celebrations of this important landmark, the independent brand spun off from Seiko is introducing four new limited-edition timepieces. The standout piece for ladies? Reference STGK015.
While Rob has already covered the three men’s models, my eye is on the women’s watch from Grand Seiko, obvs! This diamond-studded automatic watch is limited to 300 pieces. It is a very feminine extension to the brand’s Elegance collection. At 27.8mm, the petite size offers a delicate presence on a lady’s wrist. Together with the SBGH281, it’s the “his and hers” of the celebrato..

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Pre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Our preferred pre-owned picks for week 5 by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Diver Watches From Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and OmegaI thought it would be fun to pick only one style of watch for this week’s Pre-Owned Picks. And so I went for divers’ watches. Besides chronographs, diving timepieces are perhaps the most popular type of sports watch.
I have my share of divers’ watches and I am not a good swimmer, at all. It’s also not really about being able to dive with them, and certainly not to 300 meters or more. It is far more about the build quality of these watches. A divers’ watch is a perfect everyday watch because it is water-resistant, can take a beating, and, by their nature, are highly legible. The downsides are that they’re often bulky and less often suited to more formal o..

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Pre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive Watches Our preferred pre-owned picks for week 5 by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks — Tudor, Grand Seiko, Rolex, and Omega Dive WatchesI thought it would be fun to pick only one style of watch for this week’s Pre-Owned Picks. And so I went for divers’ watches. Besides chronographs, diving timepieces are perhaps the most popular type of sports watch.
I have my share of divers’ watches and I am not a good swimmer, at all. It’s also not really about being able to dive with them, and certainly not to 300 meters or more. It is far more about the build quality of these watches. A divers’ watch is a perfect everyday watch because it is water-resistant, can take a beating, and, by their nature, are highly legible. The downsides are that they’re often bulky and less often suited to more formal occasions. Although..

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Grand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary

HomeNewsGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary NewsGrand SeikoGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th Anniversary Happy birthday GS! by Rob NuddsJanuary 31, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko SBGH281 High-Beat Model Marks The Brand’s 60th AnniversaryGrand Seiko’s journey began in the 1950s. The best and brightest watchmakers working for the brand banded together with a lofty goal: They set out to create the company’s finest watch yet. In December 1960 the inaugural Grand Seiko hit the market. It was the first installment of a story that has now reached its sixtieth year. Leading the celebrations is the Grand Seiko SBGH281.
To celebrate this milestone, Grand Seiko is releasing four new models. We’re going to take a look at the three watches released for men in this article, and follow-up with the ladies’ piece next week (so check back for that update also). These watches don’t just mark this significant birthday, but also look towards the brand’s..

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Grand Seiko Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Four New Limited Edition Models

Beyond just expanding Seiko’s offerings into the realm of luxury watchmaking, since 1960 Grand Seiko has pushed the bounds of horology with innovative new technologies and design techniques. To celebrate 60 years of the brand, Grand Seiko has created four new limited-edition timepieces that each highlight a different aspect of the brand’s ethos — these will be released from February to April of this year. They include the SBGH281 Heritage Collection Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition, the STGK015 Elegance Collection Women’s Automatic Limited Edition, the SBGP007 Heritage Collection Quartz Limited Edition, and the SBGP015 Sport Collection Quartz Limited Edition. While each of these new models takes a very different approach to commemorating the anniversary, all four share a striking new blue dial color exclusive to these models.

The first of these, the SBGH281 Heritage Collection Hi-Beat 36000 Limited Edition, takes the most traditional approach. The 40mm stainless steel case takes the bro..

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Pre-Owned Picks – Watches From Longines, Grand Seiko, Rolex, Omega, and A. Lange & Söhne

HomePreowned PicksPre-Owned Picks – Watches From Longines, Grand Seiko, Rolex, Omega, and A. Lange & Söhne Preowned PicksPre-Owned Picks – Watches From Longines, Grand Seiko, Rolex, Omega, and A. Lange & Söhne Our preferred pre-owned picks for week 4 by Robert-Jan BroerJanuary 24, 2020 MIN READPre-Owned Picks – Watches From Longines, Grand Seiko, Rolex, Omega, and A. Lange & SöhneI enjoy working on this series because it keeps me engaged with all the wonderful watches available on the pre-owned market. As a result, my appetite for new (pre-owned) pieces never dips and my wishlist never stops growing.
And that list makes for interesting reading. There are all kinds of things on it. Not only watches I consider grails but also watches I’d just like to own at some point. You can’t beat having a watch on your wrist and experiencing all the little nuances that only become apparent over long periods of time. And the best thing about the pre-owned market is that gives you a chance to buy model..

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Baselworld 2020: Grand Seiko and Casio are OUT Independents are IN

HomeBaselworld 2020Baselworld 2020: Grand Seiko and Casio are OUT Independents are IN Baselworld 2020NewsBaselworld 2020: Grand Seiko and Casio are OUT Independents are IN From over 2000 exhibitors a decade ago, to 520 this year by Sky SitDecember 29, 2019 MIN READBaselworld 2020: Grand Seiko and Casio are OUT Independents are INIt may seem a little early to talk about ‘news’ of Baselworld 2020. But news has been breaking from the organiser and from major brands lately, and we don’t want you to miss out.
A while ago, Fratello has been informed by Grand Seiko and Seiko that the brands have cancelled their presence at Baselworld 2020. Instead, they will be staging their own GS Summit in Tokyo in early March.

After exhibiting for 30 years, Seiko has cited the dates of the 2020 event as the ‘official’ reason for its departure. Scheduled for 30th April – 5th May, the fair is too late for the manufacturer because it conflicts with the Golden Week (a major holiday in Japan).
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What Grand Seiko Teaches Us About Understated Style

Over the years, Grand Seiko has proven that they can make superb sports watches, which have no problem competing with their Swiss counterparts. An admirable accomplishment that comes forward from their mentality to create something great, and then perfect it some more. This pretty much sums up the way that Grand Seiko has been making watches ever since the birth of the brand in 1960.

Those first watches where rather understated in design, yet at the same time also very refined. By applying constraint, every detail mattered even more, and Grand Seiko gave them all the attention that they deserved. This is also visible in their current collection, which next to quite a few sports watches, also contains models that follow that same philosophy of understated style as their predecessors. A good example of this is reference SBGK006, which is part of Grand Seiko’s Elegance Collection. It features a 39mm case, made of yellow gold, and is powered by a manual wind caliber. It is not only the sh..