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Watch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost”

HomeWatch TalkWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost” Watch TalkWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost” Robert Redford’s character wears a Seiko SKX009 Divers Watch in 2013’s All is Lost by Ben Hodges May 27, 2020 MIN READWatch Spotting: Seiko SKX009 In “All Is Lost”Who doesn’t love spotting a Seiko on the big screen? As you may be able to tell from my recent articles, I am missing the open ocean right now. Weirdly, in the UK at least, all marinas are closed. You would have thought that sailing on the seas was the ideal way to observe social distancing rules.
If you are a yacht owner, I can imagine the barnacles gathering on your hull may cause a few sleepless nights. First world problems, I know, yet I cannot help but yearn to skipper a boat for the day just for a quick coastal blast.

Watch spottingIn the absence of the real thing, I’ve been filling the void by watching some of the great yachting movies from classics such as Dead Calm (1989) to hidden gems like Adrift (20..

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VIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279

HomeHands-OnVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Hands-OnIn-DepthVideoVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279 The new 44GS style three-handers up close play video by Robert-Jan Broer May 26, 2020 MIN READVIDEO: Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Earlier this year, Grand Seiko introduced a number of limited edition series for their 60th anniversary. However, very silently, they also snuck in the SBGH277 and SBGH279 references.
I will let the video do the talking (in fact, I did), but you can find some additional pictures of the Grand Seiko SBGH277 and SBGH279 below. These two watches are part of the Heritage collection from Grand Seiko.
SBGH279 — Brushed Grey Dial
SBGH277 — Sunburst Silvery White Dial
Zaratsu Polished 44GS StyleThe 40mm Zaratsu polished case has the famous Grand Seiko 44GS style. The original 44GS case is a design of 1967, and a bit different from the cases used today. That’s why we speak of 44GS style, and not just 44GS..

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Hands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279

HomeHands-OnHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Hands-OnIn-DepthVideoHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279 The new 44GS style three-handers up close play video by Robert-Jan Broer May 26, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Grand Seiko SBGH277 And SBGH279Earlier this year, Grand Seiko introduced a number of limited edition series for their 60th anniversary. However, very silently, they also snuck in the SBGH277 and SBGH279 references.
I will let the video do the talking (in fact, I did), but you can find some additional pictures of the Grand Seiko SBGH277 and SBGH279 below. These two watches are part of the Heritage collection from Grand Seiko.
SBGH279 — Brushed Grey Dial
SBGH277 — Sunburst Silvery White Dial
Zaratsu Polished 44GS StyleThe 40mm Zaratsu polished case has the famous Grand Seiko 44GS style. The original 44GS case is a design of 1967, and a bit different from the cases used today. That’s why we speak of 44GS style, and not just 44GS.
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Top 10 Grand Seiko Watches

HomeWatch TalkTop 10 Grand Seiko Watches Watch TalkGrand SeikoTop 10 Grand Seiko Watches Overview of GS models favored by our readers by Robert-Jan Broer May 22, 2020 MIN READTop 10 Grand Seiko WatchesHere’s our Top 10 Grand Seiko overview! An overview of the hottest Grand Seiko watches according to our readers.
We measured the reading and clicking behavior from May 2019 till now. The result? A list of the Top 10 Grand Seikos according to you, the Fratelli. Grand Seiko made big steps in the last few years. And with every new release, the brand figured out new ways to surprise us. Besides the unmatched dial and hands finishing, the cases are simply to die for. Zaratsu polishing for example, has become a standard. Only a few years ago, nobody except a few enthusiasts had heard about this. Due to the efforts that Grand Seiko took to create more worldwide awareness, the brand’s watches have become the enthusiasts’ darling.
Top 10 Grand Seiko WatchesWithout further ado, the Grand Seiko watc..

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Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Recreation SBGW258

HomeHands-OnGrand Seiko 60th Anniversary Recreation SBGW258 Hands-OnGrand SeikoGrand Seiko 60th Anniversary Recreation SBGW258 A golden delight on the wrist by Rob Nudds May 20, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko 60th Anniversary Recreation SBGW258Wow. Just wow. Even after all this time, after the thousands of watches that have passed through my hands and over my wrist, it is still possible to have my breath snatched from my throat. I didn’t think I cared for gold watches. I guess I was wrong again. Congratulations, Grand Seiko, the SBGW258 60th Anniversary model has officially turned my head.
I think it’s about time we started reviewing some truly terrible watches so you get the chance to see the uglier side of my character. All this syrupy loveliness is wearing a bit thin. But I’m afraid there’s nothing for it when it comes to the Grand Seiko 60th Anniversary Recreation SBGW258. It’s just too good.
I believe GS has delivered.
It is understandably/unfortunately expensive, but when it is pleasin..

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Meet The Seiko Prospex Urban Safari Watches

HomeWatch ReleasesMeet The Seiko Prospex Urban Safari Watches Watch ReleasesSeikoMeet The Seiko Prospex Urban Safari Watches A Safari theme based on the Tuna and Arnie by Robert-Jan Broer May 18, 2020 MIN READMeet The Seiko Prospex Urban Safari WatchesSeiko is on a roll with its Street Series. For the Seiko Prospex “Tuna” and “Arnie” models, the Japanese brand is adding Urban Safari editions to the lineup.
It is pretty cool to see that the “Tuna” is doing so well. When I tried the 6159-7010 and the SDBX011 back in 2015, it felt like I was wearing something extraordinary. You still don’t see them on every wrist, of course, but with the number of variations that Seiko has, it is definitely more common now. The other version is based on the “Arnie” H558 or its more recent references SNJ025 and SNJ028.

Urban Safari TunaThe Seiko 6159-7010 “Tuna” was introduced in 1975 and this professional diver’s watch is still very much alive in the Seiko Prospex collections. There are so many variation..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownRolexSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand Seiko The Rolex Explorer II 216570 takes on the Grand Seiko SBGN005. Which one gets your vote? by Rob Nudds May 17, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: GMT Wars — Rolex Vs Grand SeikoIn 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. The focus? Rugged GMT watches from Rolex and Grand Seiko.
I love this column. Why? Because here, opinions run free. There is no diplomacy. Just full-blooded passion. Oftentimes, we pit writers with polari..

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Grand Seiko Launches Stunning New Watch In Collaboration With Watches of Switzerland

Today Grand Seiko launched in collaboration with Watches of Switzerland an exciting new watch, the Toge Special Edition, that embodies elements from both Japan, as well as the United Kingdom, the home country of the watch retailer. It features many unique elements, most noticeably its dial, which has Grand Seiko's signature Mount Iwate motif, yet now in British racing green. It is combined with a warm gold tone for the GMT-function, which gives the watch a dynamic appearance, as well as making it very easy to read. READ MORE
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#TBT Seiko Sportsmatic 427980

HomeTBT#TBT Seiko Sportsmatic 427980 TBTSeiko#TBT Seiko Sportsmatic 427980 Taking a Look at an Early Seiko Sports Watch by Michael Stockton May 14, 2020 MIN READ#TBT Seiko Sportsmatic 427980Today on #TBT we’ll look at the Seiko Sportsmatic 427980. While it’s not a landmark piece in any way, it represents an interesting transition in the brand’s history.
The Seiko Sportsmatic 427980 isn’t a particularly famous or collectible watch. It lacks a nickname or an association with someone or something famous. Instead, I’d classify it as a highly attractive vintage watch with some light sporting intent. And it just happens to take up a small corner in Seiko history.

The Sportsmatic 427980 – A Transitional WatchThe Sportsmatic 427980 that sits before you was produced in 1964. That’s an interesting year in Seiko annals primarily because it marked a change in the model naming system. Essentially, Seiko switched from numbers, often preceded by a “J” to an 8 digit format bisected by a hyphen. The o..

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Grand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point

HomeHands-OnGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point Hands-OnGrand SeikoGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-Point Guest post by Thor Svaboe by Fratello May 12, 2020 MIN READGrand Seiko SBGR053 And SBGR253 — The 37mm Brand Entry-PointTo be honest, I have at times felt thoroughly exhausted from overexposure to the word Zaratsu. Despite this, I tried a basic Grand Seiko on the wrist. I was hesitant. Not keen on following the pack, I almost didn’t want to like it. And then I gazed into that inky black void and got lost. Thus began my obsession with models SBGR053 and SBGR253…
I got lost to the point of now rethinking my recent purchase of a BB58. That’s despite striking lucky after a short two-month spot on an AD list. And there I was actually considering selling it to buy a second GS, a Quartz model, no less…
Sure, the 58’s lugs were a tad sharp, but surely it wasn’t that alone that could threaten to lever me from my latest acquisition so soon. No, i..