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.
Another limited edition of just 30 pieces for the Wako store in Ginza, Tokyo. The SBGT025 uses the 9F83 quartz movement, and as with most of the Wako editions, it features Arabic numerals. What makes this watch particularly interesting is that the hands and numerals are a very dark grey colour.
A very rare limited edition for the Wako store in Ginza, Tokyo, just 30 pieces of this model were created. This is number 5, and if you twist my arm a little you might be able to convince me to sell it to you 🙂 #GrandSeiko #Seiko #Wako #グランドセイコー #セイコー
Birds of a feather… Two rare Grand Seikos from different generations with Arabic numerals. On the left, the vintage 5646-7040 from June 1973. On the right, the #Wako exclusive SBGT025, limited to just 30 pieces. #GrandSeiko #Seiko
There aren’t many #GrandSeiko models with Arabic numerals. Most, but not all, are limited edition pieces for the #Wako department store in Ginza, #Tokyo. This is the SBGT025. Just 30 pieces were made of this one. If anyone has any more of the Wako limited editions available for sale, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message!
What quickly narrows down which model number this #GrandSeiko is, are the hands – to my knowledge there are very few models of Grand #Seiko with black hour and minute hands. All will be revealed in the next post.