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    Grand Seiko sbgh013

    I am really interested in this model, and contemplating whether to add it to my small collection if GS of japan allows me the priviledge, does anyone happen to own one out there in the watchuseek world and would be willing to share some pictures/review? Thanks!

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    Re: Grand Seiko sbgh013

    Man, that's nice.
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    That is a classic

    Regarding pricing, I saw 609,000 yen which converts to a little over $7900. Figuring 25% off list you are looking at close to $6000

    I really like the Hi Beat concept but the price premium over the regular GS mechanical was too much for me to justify.

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    Re: Grand Seiko sbgh013

    I love cream dial watches. I'd go for one if I had enough dough.

    Rotation: Casio GW-5000; Damasko DA37; Seiko SBBN015 Tuna; Casio GWF-1000 Frogman; Casio G-9300 Mudman

    And lots of square G-shocks . . .

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    This is one of my all time favorite watches!

    Definitely a grail for me.
    That cream dial + simple case+brown leather = perfection.

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    Re: Grand Seiko sbgh013

    cool thanks everyone for your insight and advise, really hope someone out there has one who can share some pictures and experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wound Up View Post
    That is a classic

    Regarding pricing, I saw 609,000 yen which converts to a little over $7900. Figuring 25% off list you are looking at close to $6000

    I really like the Hi Beat concept but the price premium over the regular GS mechanical was too much for me to justify.
    For a Seiko? You could buy a Rolex for that price!

    Just kidding! I was looking at that one myself. I think I'd go for the 9S65 movement. Same accuracy, lower wear and tear. However, I have a 69 high beat Seiko that survived 40 years so I'm certain you would be extremely happy with it.
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    Re: Grand Seiko sbgh013

    Quote Originally Posted by Will_f View Post
    For a Seiko? You could buy a Rolex for that price!

    Just kidding! I was looking at that one myself. I think I'd go for the 9S65 movement. Same accuracy, lower wear and tear. However, I have a 69 high beat Seiko that survived 40 years so I'm certain you would be extremely happy with it.
    Do you still have your 69 high beat seiko? Also how many times did it need servicing in those 40 years you owned it? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Grand Seiko sbgh013

    Quote Originally Posted by videogameland View Post
    I am really interested in this model, and contemplating whether to add it to my small collection if GS of japan allows me the priviledge, does anyone happen to own one out there in the watchuseek world and would be willing to share some pictures/review? Thanks!

    pictures from seiko/jp website:
    This model doesn't do a whole lot for me. Of the GS 9S85 Hi-beats, I much prefer the SBGH001/005 models with metal bracelets and indices on the dial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by videogameland View Post
    Do you still have your 69 high beat seiko? Also how many times did it need servicing in those 40 years you owned it? Thanks in advance!
    I still have it, which is to be expected. I bought it off the 'bay about 2-1/2 months ago. It worked just fine when I bought it (ran +4.5s/d but the mainspring was near the end of its useful life and it was dirty, so I sent it to Seiko for a new mainspring, clean and lube. They quoted a price of $150 to do the work. Gotta love Seiko service!
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