Back in 2015, I decided to add some Grand Seikos to my watch collection. Whilst I had been interested in the brand for some time, I had never actually had the chance to appreciate the watches properly in person until I made a trip to Baselworld in March of that year.
Having for the first time had the opportunity to handle some watches from the range, I resolved to add an example of each of the main movement types – quartz, mechanical, and Spring Drive – to my collection, which at that stage comprised entirely of Swiss timepieces.
Without a Grand Seiko dealer in Dubai, I had to resort to researching for suitable watches online, and soon started to discover just how much choice there was out there.
One more from the #GrandSeiko SBGE035 for #GSWednesday.
Tech details… A 120mm lens at f/10.1 placed 525.3mm from the center of the watch face, with 22.51 degrees of swing and -20.46 degrees of tilt applied, results in a depth of field of just 0.8mm placed exactly where it needs to be 😜
Second of the #macromonday detail crops from yesterday’s post of the #GrandSeiko SBGE035. Here’s the amazing handset. Also note the dial detail – this is a good test of resolving power of the camera lens and sensor!
Grand Seiko SBGE035. A Wako limited edition of 60 pieces.
I finally got around to doing a focus stack of this watch. It’s a bit tricky with this movement. The problem is when you screw in the crown, it winds the watch! So even if you let it run down to no power and set the watch to 10:10, when you screw the crown back in, the watch has enough juice to run for a couple of hours. And when the watch is running, you can’t do a focus stack. And who wants to see a photo of the watch with the crown pulled out? (Answer – not me!) Anyway. There is a sneaky solution. Who can tell me how this was shot? 🙂 9 image focus stack, focal plane aligned parallel to the watch face, each individual image has only 0.65mm depth of field.
Watch out for the macro Monday detail crops from this one to come tomorrow.
Dial detail from the Grand Seiko SBGE035. One of the signature features of many of the Wako limited editions is the use of Arabic numerals on the dial. In this instance, just the number 12.
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