On the block – 13

Limited edition modern Grand Seikos

Collecting modern Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko SBGR027
Grand Seiko SBGR027

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.

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FOR SALE – Grand Seiko SBGR085. US$7,500

Grand Seiko SBGR085
Grand Seiko SBGR085

From a limited edition of just 40 pieces, released in 2013 and exclusive to the Wako store in Ginza, Tokyo.

As with all Wako limited editions, the dial is totally unique to this release, with raised Arabic numerals.

Condition: Near mint.

Year: 2013

Movement: 9S65 (Mechanical automatic)

Accessories: Original box, presentation case, spare (black) strap with original deployant clasp, inspection certificate, operating instructions, and Seiko Premium card.

Price: US$7,500 including courier delivery world-wide.

For more photos of this watch, click here. Note – this watch has slight flaws on the minute hand that clearly are original manufacturing defects. I have edited them out of most of the photos of the watch, but you can see them in this post.

Full Frame – Grand Seiko SBGR085

Every Monday, I’ll be posting a new full resolution image that you can zoom into and pan around for yourself.

This week’s “Full Frame”, where I share a full resolution image that you can zoom and pan around, features the Grand Seiko SBGR085 – a Wake limited edition of just 40 pieces.

As usual, I recommend you go full-screen first (the top most icon on the image on the right hand side) and then explore the watch in as much detail as you wish!