Grand Seiko 6245-9000
Grand Seiko 62GS. On the left, the 6245-9000, and on the right, the 6246-9000.
These were the first automatic Grand Seikos. The crown at 4 o’clock recessed to highlight the fact that they don’t need manual winding. In fact, unlike the historical re-issues SBGR091-5, they cannot be wound by hand.
Of the regular Grand Seiko cases, the bezel-less one on the 62GS series is by far my favourite. This straight-on shot doesn’t really do it justice to be honest. I need to do a series of “arty” shots at some point in the future!
Although this pair are in really nice condition, I’m always on the lookout for a NOS example…
And as per usual, here’s a crop detail from the previous post of the #GrandSeiko 6245-9000. Now. There are two unique things about the crown on the 62GS when compared to all other Grand #Seiko crowns. One is of course that it is placed at 4 o’clock. And the other…? #GSWednesday
Back to the #GrandSeiko collection catalogue, and here is the 6245-9000. The 62GS was the first automatic Grand #Seiko. The crown, which was moved to 4pm, is only used to set the time and date – it doesn’t wind the movement. #GSWednesday
Detail of the #GrandSeiko 6245-9000 dial. As per usual, this is a crop from the full frame shot I posted earlier. #Seiko #macro
This particular #vintage #62GS hails from 1966. After half a century, it’s perhaps only to be expected that it has a few minor dings and scratches, but what you are seeing here is of course at extreme magnification and all but invisible to the naked eye. Looks as if it has perhaps never been polished? I just love the faceted lugs on the 62’s. By the way – what looks as if it may be dirt through the crystal is actually just a reflection picked up from the surroundings – it’s squeaky clean this one 🙂 #Seiko #GrandSeiko
About a week ago I posted some shots of the Grand #Seiko 6246-9001. Here’s it’s companion, the 6245-9000. The difference between the two is that the 6245 doesn’t have a day indicator. A couple of warts-and-all detail shots to follow! #GrandSeiko