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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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Two For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster

HomeWatch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Watch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Getting to the bottom of a diver debate by Michael Stockton June 23, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Marinemaster 300 Baby MarinemasterIt’s Two For Tuesday time and this week we take a look at the Seiko Marinemaster 300 versus the so-called Baby Marinemaster. Let’s see if a mere 100 meters is all that separates these two (marine)masters of the deep.
Before we get to the Marinemaster and its stable mate, let’s talk Omega. Specifically, I asked you to consider the iconic Speedmaster Professional against the far newer Seamaster 300M. It seems that practicality trumps the moon because the modern diver took home a solid 53% win. We thank the nearly 3,000 of you who voted and the many who commented. The comments, by the way, were almost all in support of the 300M and its everyday abilities. Today, we’ll ..

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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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Hands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches Hands-OnHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches New alterations of the Captain Willard watch by Bert Buijsrogge June 17, 2020 MIN READHands-On With Whe Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 WatchesSeiko presented the new versions of their “Captain Willard” models. And for the fans, the best thing about these is probably that they are a non-limited version. We’ve recently had the opportunity to give them a try so let’s have a closer look at the Seiko Prospex SPB151 and SPB153.
For those who don’t know where the nickname comes from, Martin Sheen was seen wearing this watch in the movie Apocalypse Now. His character’s name, Captain Willard, soon became the nickname for this watch. The model he had on his wrist in the movie was the Seiko 6105 which was introduced in 1970 and produced for about 7 years.
Last year during Baselworld, a modern interpretation of this watch was presented. Make sure to read about t..

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Hands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches Hands-OnHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 Watches New versions of the Captain Willard watch by Bert Buijsrogge June 17, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Seiko Prospex SPB151 And SPB153 WatchesSeiko presented the new versions of their “Captain Willard” models. And for the fans, the best thing about these is probably that they are a non-limited version. We’ve recently had the opportunity to give them a try so let’s have a closer look at the Seiko Prospex SPB151 and SPB153.
For those who don’t know where the nickname comes from, Martin Sheen was seen wearing this watch in the movie Apocalypse Now. His character’s name, Captain Willard, soon became the nickname for this watch. The model he had on his wrist in the movie was the Seiko 6105 which was introduced in 1970 and produced for about 7 years.
Last year during Baselworld, a modern interpretation of this watch was presented. Make sure to read about the ..

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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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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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The Seiko Presage Porco Rosso SNR047 Is A Proper Limited Edition

HomeHands-OnThe Seiko Presage Porco Rosso SNR047 Is A Proper Limited Edition Hands-OnThe Seiko Presage Porco Rosso SNR047 Is A Proper Limited Edition An homage to the Porco Rosso film for the true collector by Jorg Weppelink June 10, 2020 MIN READThe Seiko Presage Porco Rosso SNR047 Is A Proper Limited EditionIt is not too often at Fratello that we dive into the world of Japanese anime. However, it is a phenomenon that attracts many fans and enthusiasts worldwide. In partnership with Studio Ghibli, Seiko honors one of the most legendary animated movies ever made. Seiko honors the 1992 animated film Porco Rosso with a set of two limited edition watches. Both watches bring the story of Porco Rosso to life perfectly and are therefore pieces for the real collectors. In the first of two reviews, we go hands-on with the Seiko Presage SNR047 “Porco Rosso”.
We have already seen quite a few good releases from Seiko in 2020. The number of watches the brand has shared is impressive. A large numbe..