Inspired by @onehourwatch’s recent “impossible shot” sketch of the Grand Seiko 6185-8021-G VFA #MacroMonday
Grand Seiko 4520-8010
As promised, here’s a crop from the previous post to show the wonderfully subtle linen textured dial of the Grand Seiko 4520-7000. #GSWednesday
For #GSWednesday, a vintage piece with a fascinating case. This is the 4520-7000 from 1969, featuring the same calibre as found in the legendary Astronomical Observatory Chonometer. It has a wonderfully subtle textured dial, that I’ll post a detail of later in the day.
For sale. FP Journe Chronometre Optimum. Rose gold 42mm. Need to shift this to fund some Grand Seikos! Serious enquiries only via DM. The price in US$ starts with a 5.
So I’m starting to get the hang of these new lights. Here’s my Grand Seiko 6185 VFA. What do you reckon? One of the things I love about this shot is the incredible shadow fall-off from the hour markers. Not getting ahead of myself here. I do appreciate this is early days and I have a lot to learn. I just wish I’d made this investment a year ago! Onwards and upwards.
Time for another #macromonday crop from an earlier post. This time it’s the turn of the first Grand Seiko in stainless steel. I’m aware of the existence of 4 other examples of the 3180 in stainless steel, but this one I believe is the only one of the to have a printed logo, rather than engraved.
As has been mentioned previously, the provenance of these SS pieces is unclear. They would certainly seem to be “genuine” pieces, but quite how and why they came into existence is a mystery.
Interestingly, the retail gold-filled first Grand Seiko also has logo variations. The very first watches had printed logos like this one, followed by engraved logos, and then finally applied logos (see my shots of my 3180 for an example of the latter). Unlike my modern Grand Seikos, this is most definitely not for sale!
A couple of detail crops from the previous two posts for this week’s #macromonday. First up, the #SBGR027 Wako limited edition. Just 30 pieces of this incredible watch were made, and this one is for sale. A lot of interest in this on my DM’s so far with over 20 people making enquiries.
Grand Seiko SBGR027. A Wako limited edition of just 30 pieces, and in my view, one of the top 5 most beautiful Grand Seikos of the modern era.
This watch is for sale. If you are interested in acquiring it, please contact me by direct message.
Finally, with this new lighting set-up, I think I may have done this watch justice 😜
Grand Seiko 3180 in Stainless Steel.