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Articles to read before buying Grand Seiko (type and history of GS)

What is a popular watch? What is mo・te・ru? Is not Grand Seiko motivated? It's a lie, is not it? That is such a story. The top model of Japan's proud watch maker SEIKO Grand Seiko known as "GS". In its simple, state-of-the-art technology, finely grained fine finish, its history and spirit. Everything, whatever you take "Want to recommend" wrist watch ... but without mo・te・ru?

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Is Grand Seiko popular at the party? Types and history of GS


Is Grand Seiko popular at the party?

... Are they really so?
What is the most popular watch in the first place?
Is it a "popular watch" that a motive is wearing, or is it "a watch to make a mistake" when it gets worn when it gets worn by a woman?

Generally, the latter is true for "fashionable things".
Daniel Wellington now?
Just a while ago, Chanel's J12 and Frank Muller.
Panerai must have passed at the shop in the evening.

The iron plate will be the "crown" Rolex.
Rolex vs Seiko

Rolex vs Seiko

Grand Seiko is not as bad as watching this.

Not to mention specs, even looks and designs are not defeated to Omega, either in Rolex or Rolex.

But why?
The Lion of Seikosha, a sym...

The Lion of Seikosha, a sym... The Lion of Seikosha, a symbol of the commitment to quality and accuracy which is

Is it still "famous"?

No wonder the recognition will be "Seiko."
It is commonplace for Japanese people, and there are lots of things around us, such as clocks, clocks and cheap clocks.

It's the other way round.
There is too much. Familiar.
There is no "gratefulness". surely.

Not only women coming to Gokon(Party), most of girls are Rolex air king or Daytona
I listen to a sad story as I put it in the same "ROLEX".

Well, it is the same ROLEX, but the price is different if the model is different.
It is the same "ROLEX" that you can buy at 200,000 yen, you can not buy it unless you put out more than 1 million yen.
This, a general view.
However, 200,000 yen is the lowest line. It is a luxury item.

And, it becomes · · · The same thing is the case back case medallion where such a cool lion is drawn.
Seiko watches that can be purchased for tens of thousands of yen, Grand Seiko, which costs one million yen, is the same "Seiko".
The lowest line fell quickly.
Spirit SCVS003

Spirit SCVS003

Of course, the concept, the specification, the incorporation and the spirit are "completely different" two Seiko.

However, if you look at it from an unknown person ... If you look only at the watch you do not take in hand ... "The same Seiko" is what.

It does not look like there is a price difference of 10 times.

It is a shame. I do not see it the same ...

Breadth of price range.

Grand Seiko's lowest line is over quartz and over 200,000 yen.
Well, it will be sold cheaply, so the 100,000 yen level is the newest lowest price.

If Grand Seiko alone (Galante, Credor as well) "Mote" maybe, it is Seiko there.
It also makes it for the common people.

There is a mechanical wristwatch that you can buy below 10,000 yen (Seiko 5 for overseas).
There are models as well as 50 million yen.
I made a shock debut at this year's Baselworld
Credor · Tourbillon "GBCC999" inspired by "Thirty-six scenic plains" FUGAKU 50 million yen without tax! It is! It is!

I think that this breadth is good for "business", but "Mote element" will not be born.
Because ... Because it is "the same Seiko".
Matsuzaka Tori, show off yo...

Matsuzaka Tori, show off your otaku!

And there will be image problems as well.

Based on the 3-needle model ...
From the clock men's point of view, simplicity is on the front and it is a good impression.
There is no waste, beautifully finished case and the cleanliness of the line.
With no compromise with needle, index and dial, it tells us that it is the most beautiful thing like a zen silently like a zen.

However ... How does a woman appear in a partner?
"Strong task"
It may seem like a clock worn by such a "bored" guy.

It is not transmitted as it is a high watch in the first place.
"Silane" 5 reasons that acc...

"Silane" 5 reasons that acclaimed Matsuzaka Tori is cool

Actor Matsuzaka Tori's usual way is like a gentle man with few words.
Yes, just like Grand Seiko.

Image problem is, that is ...
Because it is reflected in women as a different thing just because fashion and character are different, if it is "want to be cooperative"
It may not be Grand Seiko.

To the contrary


① Do not become a popular person using a wrist watch

② Is not it a magic watch, is not he rich? Because it's a watch

Well, that's it.
I changed my watch. Is there something to say?
Is not it confirmed that there is no motivation when thinking such a thing?
However, if I talk about a certain level of length, I think it's okay to choose a simple watch of "20s = 200,000 yen" or "30s = up to 500,000 yen".

And there will be ladies watching the clock.
"Watch" is an easy-to-understand item at the seat of a gong.
"Brand> Model" will be given priority, so "200,000 Cartier> Grand 50000 yen Grand Seiko".
200,000 yen Cartier is not bad.
It is not because GS of 500,000 yen is better.
The women's brand status is only for Cartier.
Grand Seiko 44GS Limited Ed...

Grand Seiko 44GS Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

The answer is "There is no popularity." It does not mean that.

What is popular is not your wristwatch but anata.
So you also have reasons why it is not popular.

It would be good if the wrist watches and the conversation bounces.
It's not boastful, not a prayer, I do not know what to talk about.

First ... ... If you become popular without wearing a wrist watch,
After that, Grand Seiko becomes "popular watch".

Because it is the same in Omega, Rolex ....
Please choose your watch according to your own atmosphere and fashion!

Let's investigate Grand Seiko for now


Product search / product list
Condition: There are 160 models that fall under the category.
Whether you can get the popularity of you or not, it will not be possible to hurry up the answer
Even if I say Grand Seiko in a word there are various kinds!
If you try to find out what models are there ... ... There are.

To know the enemy, first from me.
What will suit you (me) ...

There are 160 kinds of current products, so if you enter second-hand goods too you can not decide anymore.

However, there are Seiko, Japanese companies, itchy places reachable.
Search option is "Easy".

Well, the budget is up to about 500,000 yen, it's stainless. For everyday use, if you choose to have automatic men's winding
"Condition: stainless steel, 9S mechanical, ~ 490,000 yen, there were 16 models corresponding to the male model."

Oh, it was narrowed down to 1/10.

In addition, if you narrowed it to a slightly larger black letter board, it was only 3 pieces.

Yeah, this is easy to choose even indecisively.

Let's set it as a young businessman and a suit that also fits suit and casual style.
Somehow the direction of the white dial is "Mote so."

First as entering, it is very simple and a model that can be used without getting tired every day is good!



SBGR 101
Domestic price 486,000 yen

It is a non-date automatic winding Grand Seiko.
Good looking.
The case size 3 mm larger than Explorer I has impact.
You can peek at the caliber 9S61 with the see-through back specification.

SBGR 067 Master shop limited model


The second one is SBGR 067 of the master shop limited model.
The domestic list price is 464,400 yen

Just-sized SBGR 067 with 39 mm.
It is a model loaded with caliber 9S65 with date display.
There is also a limited status that you can buy only at the master shop, it is quite nice feeling.
"Red" of the motif element is also in the second hand.

141 shops nationwide (probably increasing / decreasing)
You can teach me various things at a regular store with a GS Master.



The third one is SBGR 057 with crown guard.
Domestic list price 464,400 yen

Although the design is different, the specifications are the same as those of the second SBGR 067.
It is a sporty impression with the crown guard attached.
It is GS for everyday use where toughness has increased.

SPRING DRIVE if you stick to precision


"I adhere to accuracy" Such a you.
It is neither quartz nor automatic winding, how about searching with a spring drive?

Master shop limited model SBGA 085
Domestic list price 432,000 yen

This model is just 39 mm in size, 100 m water resistant and perfect for everyday use.
Spring drive · movement caliber 9R65 is mounted, the dial has a power reserve indication of the proof.

Wait a minute! It is! It is!
What is a spring drive? Is it? Is it?
9R Spring Drive Movement

9R Spring Drive Movement

By combining the mechanism of the mechanical watch with the mechanism of the quartz type watch, the spring drive is not equipped with a battery nor a rechargeable battery, and it has high precision comparable to quartz "average month difference ± 15 seconds (equivalent to day difference ± 1 second)" It is a new type of hybrid type that realized this.
For more information, you can study at Seiko's website,
Simply summarize, "Keep motive energy (energy) in self-winding wind and move it in quartz style".

Without battery exchange like quartz will not stop
The accuracy is shifted by about 10 seconds as one quarter of a month is moved.
Super Hybrid! Truly SEIKO!

I want to use it even in the sea!



Suddenly the budget jumps, but Grand Seiko also has a diver watch like a sub mariner!
SBGA 029
Domestic regular price 669,600 yen

Spring drive · caliber 9R65 is same as SBGA 085 above.
But the case looks too different.
44 mm deep bodies, toughness specification of 200 meters waterproof specification.
A stunning needle in the dot index that is easy to see even in the water.
This is also master shop limited model!

Businessman who threatens the world


SBGE001 which made the word "master shop limited" famous famously.
Domestic list price 648,000 yen

Rotating bezel attached to GS for the first time.
The feature is Rolex 's GMT Master 2.
Of course the spring drive mounted caliber 9R66.
It's a good size with a case diameter of 44 mm, but it's a really beautiful model.

Popular features? That's the chronograph!


It's not just Daytona. Good looking chronograph.
Chronograph SBGC003 with spring drive
Domestic list price 896,400 yen

SBGC003 is the chronograph which the squid limited to the master shop of course.
It is 43 mm large size and manly.
Balance of in dial is also not designed elsewhere.
This is popular among women.

2016 is a ceramic Grand Seiko!


New work of 2016 is the first ceramic case of GS.

GMT SBGE 037 with master shop limited to 500 stores domestic fixed price 1,242,000 yen
SBGE 039 also has a different dial color
Chronograph SBGC 015 domestic regular price 1,512,000 yen
There are 600 SBGC 017, which is 100 more than this.

It is pure gold



State-of-the-art model wrapped in classical yellow gold SBGA 090
Domestic list price 1,998,000 yen

In my 50s, this model is good.
The movement of the second hand of the spring drive is different from both automatic winding and quartz movement.
Flowing movement will surely fascinate all those who saw it.


The hand-wound gold pure model SBGW 038 is also limited to the master shop.
Domestic list price 1,512,000 yen

Very good in classic design.
However, it will not be popular at the party.

P・P・PPPlatinum! Platinum of GS!



Platinum innocent Grand Seiko 8 Days is made of specialty workshop of fine luxury watch "Micro Artist Studio" (Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture: Seiko Epson Co., Ltd. Shiojiri business office) made!
Domestic regular price 6,480,000 yen

It is not a master shop, it is only sold at Seiko Premium Boutique and Seiko Premium Watch Salon.
The Seiko Premium Boutique has 2 stores in Tokyo and Osaka, and the Seiko Premium Watch Salon currently has 34 stores.
It seems to be nervous to enter something.
It boasts power reserve of up to 8 days (192 hours).
It is a good model that you can only wear selected people.
It is not suitable for ginkgo because it is unsuitable for blue-eyed people who seems pat and looks like they can be mistaken for stainless steel.

Grand Seiko's history


First Grand Seiko
We carried out the same in-house certification as the excellent Swiss chronometer at that time, and those that passed this were released with a step certificate.
First Grand Seiko that appeared in 1960

Honestly I think the design is best-looking.
I think it is comparable to PP vintage Calatrava.

The first used market price that is currently in operation is about 200,000 yen, but the price at that time in 1960 is about 25,000 yen.
Is it about 500,000 yen in current value? More?
It would have been a handful of people to spend that money on the wristwatch unlike the present.
It was a hand - rolled movement of the caliber 3180 that was installed in this model made in Suwa Seiko.

GS Self Data
Calendar function is installed, waterproof performance is also 50 meters waterproof, more practical performance is improved model.
GS self-data of birth in 1964
The thing with the date function attached, the fact that the rug got thickened ... Well, it is an impression that evolved suddenly in contemporary style.
What happened in these four years?

44 GS
Grand Seiko for the first time as the Second Seiko Institute (currently Seiko Instruments) manufacturing. At that time, as a handwound timepiece with 5 vibrations, it was a model that was adjusted to the highest precision, the first model realized by the design philosophy "Seiko Style" which has been handed down to the present age.
Birth of 1967 44 GS
It is Grand Seiko made by Second Seiko (Kameido).
The case design of 44 GS is really cool.
Speaking of Second Seiko, the image of King Seiko is strong, but we also produce masterpieces as GS in this way.
By the way, Kameido is my local (laugh)
So KS presumption ... Because Sun Street is over, I wanted the Seiko Museum to be moved to here.

62 GS
Grand Seiko's first automatic winding model. In order to emphasize on the design that it is automatic winding (there is no need to wrap the crown), the crown is installed so as not to stand out at 4 o'clock position.
Also born in 1967 62GS
Automatic winding Grand Seiko which is equipped with day date function first.
It is made by Suwa.
I can not say anything about the position of the crown.
You can use it even without a crown to infer "automatic winding"! I converted it to such a position.

61 GS
First domestic auto winding 10 vibration model. By 10 vibrations it is possible to realize more stable accuracy against isotropy, attitude difference, influence of disturbance and the like. Seiko's proprietary magic lever system is adopted as a winding method. It was released as the best model of Seiko at the time.
Suwa made birth in 1968 61 GS
Automatic winding model of high beat (36000 vibration).

45 GS
Self-rolled 61GS followed by a handwound 10 vibration model. It is thinner movement size than 57 series GS, 44 series GS of the conventional hand wound. Like the self-winding 61 GS, it realized a more stable high accuracy against the attitude difference, the influence of the disturbance, and the like. In the model with the date, the instant day feeding mechanism was installed.
Birth of 1968 from Kameido No. 2 Seiko 45 GS
Higher beat high precision movement · Caliber 4520 (4522) loaded as well to compete
By the way, it is called 45 GS from the movement of 45 **.
The upper 61 GS has a caliber 6145 (6146).

19 GS
Small size for women, 10 vibrations, high precision movement mounted. Seiko's technical team pursued further accuracy and quality, based on "Caliber 1944" mounted on the women's 10 vibration clock which was first released in the world.
Women's automatic winding Grand Seiko 19GS

61 GS V.F.A.
V.F.A. stands for "Very Fine Adjusted". Ultra high precision model pursuing the accuracy as a mechanical wristwatch to the limit that accuracy is within ± 1 minute difference per month. It was named "Grand Seiko special adjustment item" and it was released.

45 GS V.F.A.
V.F.A. stands for "Very Fine Adjusted". Ultra high precision model pursuing the accuracy as a mechanical wristwatch to the limit that accuracy is within ± 1 minute difference per month. It was named "Grand Seiko special adjustment item" and it was released.
1969 This year was the worst year of the watch industry in Switzerland.
Astron which became the trigger of quartz crisis was born.

61 GS VFA which became much modern is the fixed price at that time and the SS is about 100,000 yen.
It is quite luxurious. It is a fixed price more than twice the normal 61 GS.
61 GSVFA is Suwa, 45 GSVFA is made by Kameido.

By the way, Astron 35SQ seems to be inexpensive in 1969 and its birth price was 450,000 yen.
If you can buy 3LDK at around 10 million yen at the time around the apartment in Kameido, are Astron 35SQ now about 2 million yen worth?

56 GS
It is entering the era of diversification of consumption, and it is becoming increasingly required to be light, thin, small, easy to use. To respond to the demands of those times, it is a highly accurate automatic winding but realized a thin (movement thickness: 4.5 mm), a model gathered up with a neat design that fits lightly on the wrist.

61 GS Special
Grand Seiko Special that imposed more stringent accuracy standards than the GS standard at the time. Automatically wound · 10 vibrating 61 GS finished more carefully, both precision and design were released as the highest peak Seiko watches.

95 GS
A model that revived the name of "Grand Seiko" with quartz. As quartz with annual difference of ± 10 seconds, it also features a highly precise movement. In comparison with the quartz oscillator used in the quartz movement of the time, we used a high quality quartz crystal resonator excellent in temperature resistance, moisture resistance characteristics and impact resistance performance.

It became 10 ATM water resistant, further improved practicality.

9F8 series
"Quartz beyond quartz". Pursuing the essence of the wristwatch, "backlash auto adjustment mechanism" which was impossible with conventional quartz, "twin pulse control motor", "instantaneous date feeding mechanism", etc., created a number of new features.

9F6 series
With a gentle curved design that is familiar to the arms, it has brought more sophistication. It features a sense of wearing coming out of the group and thorough production including details. It is a popular model representing GS, combining quality and dignity.

9S5 series
Advanced technology combines history and tradition. Mechanical Grand Seiko revived with full under the new GS standard.

9S56 series
For the first time in the history of Grand Seiko, we have a "fourth needle" other than hour and minute hands. In addition to active and lively styling, it is a meaningful model that revived the traditional dial making method.



Reinforced Magnetic Resistance Series
A reinforced anti-magnetic series that has quartz but magnetic resistance of 40,000 A / m. In response to the spread of magnetic products such as PCs and mobile phones, it has evolved also in exterior surfaces.


Seiko 130th anniversary commemorative limited model
Even though Grand Seiko is not popular among women at the party, it will be popular with watchmaking ogivans.
Well, I'd like to go off-club meetings.

If you can understand Grand Seiko's goodness, it may be an uncle's rank (laugh)
Grand Seiko is a good looking man.



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