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.
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.
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.
80 megapixel shot of the #GrandSeiko SBGR085. Limited #Wako edition of just 40 pieces. 10 image focus stack parallel to the dial in order to get the whole case in focus. Note the angle that the text comes into focus.