Time for a very special #MacroMonday 3×3 grid of posts that will come together to make a single image if you look at my profile.
One more detail crop from the #GrandSeiko SBGA129 photo that I posted earlier. That little ridge on the top of the hour index is almost certainly the smallest perfect bit of detailing I’ve seen on any watch I have shot to-date. A reminder that this #watch is #forsale, and if you are interested, please contact me by DM.
Crop detail from the previous post of the #GrandSeiko SBGA129 showing the power reserve. This watch is for sale – DM if interested.
For Sale! So I bought this #GrandSeiko SBGA129 a few months prior to deciding that I’d be focusing my collection on the historical watches and the modern Wako limited editions. So, sadly it has to go to make way for other things. This was made as a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese Association of Haute Horology in a limited edition of just 369 pieces. If you are interested in purchasing this watch, contact me by DM for details. Detail shots coming later today.
Finally for this week’s set of images for #GSWednesday on #GrandSeiko medallions… on some watches there are no medallions. On the VFA’S, watches with cases made from solid 18k gold, and in a few other instances, the GS logo is engraved directly on the case back, as in this example – the 5645-7005.
And the final medallion (although not the final shot for this week’s #GSWednesday) is from the 45GS series. The 45’s were manufactured by Daini Seikosha, and it had their logo below the #GrandSeiko one.
At first glance, this looks very similar to the previous one, but for the medallion on the 61GS series, the logo of the Suwa Seikosha company that manufactured the 61GS was added below the #GrandSeiko logo. #GSWednesday #Seiko
Still with the 57GS series, with the introduction of the 5722B movement in the 5722-9991, the medallion was changed again. No more lion, with just the Seiko text and the #GrandSeiko logo below it. This medallion continued to be used with the 44GS series, and on the 6245- and 6246-9001’s. #GSWednesday
After the first #GrandSeiko, with movement 3180, came the 57GS, and a change in the design of the medallion. The lion stayed, indicating a movement that was to chronometer standards, but unlike on the 3180, which had the text “Grand Seiko” above the lion, on these models was just the word “Seiko”. This medallion was used on models using the first two movements in the 57GS series – the 43999 (with the 430 movement), and the 5722-9000 (with the 5722A movement). The same design of medallion was also used later on for the -9000 variants of the 6245 and 6246 models from the 62GS series. Yes. It is a little confusing! #GSWednesday #Seiko
I appreciate that for most of my followers it’s a little early for #GSWednesday. However, it is already Wednesday in some parts of the world, and I have 6 posts this week and want to spread them out so that I don’t flood your timelines! For this week, I’ll be posting all the major #GrandSeiko medallion variations. Starting off with the unique medallion that is found on the case back of the first Grand #Seiko, but only in the incredibly rare stainless steel variant. It features the all too short lived Grand Seiko lion, with the text “Chronometer” underneath.