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    6 weeks with the SBGW235

    I have had the SBGW235 for about 6 weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts and observations. I purchased it from Bic Camera in Shinjuku while on vacation in Japan. The young lady that waited on me was surprisingly well versed on Seiko and Grand Seiko. At 37.3 mm width and a lug length of 44.3 and 19 mm lug width it is one of my smaller watches. The domed Safire crystal brings it to 11.5 mm in height. It is powered by the 9S64A hand winding movement with a display back. It came on a 7 piece link Beads of Rice bracelet with the standard GS clasp.

    The watch wears and sits well on my 8 1/4" wrist. The BoR bracelet is very comfortable. The domed Safire crystal and cream dial give it a vintage look. Unlike most GS dials the cream colored dial does not play tricks with the light as most other GS dials do. However it is by no means a boring dial. The indices and hands sparkle as expected. The blue steel seconds hand adds just a splash of interest as well as adding to the vintage look. I chose the "new dial" without the Seiko logo on top. I felt that the watch looked better with out it. It does have drilled lugs for easy strap change. The display back shows off the beautifully done movement with the Tokyo Stripes.

    After getting in the habit of winding it every morning at + or - the same time and setting it dial up it is running at + or - 0 seconds per day.

    It has really become my pride and joy. I know it is still in the honeymoon phase but I feel the romance will continue. I truly enjoy the morning ritual of winding the watch.

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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Terrific review, Laso1, as a SBGW035 owner, I really enjoyed it.
    I agree with you that the BoR bracelet is very comfortable.
    Jealous of your timekeeping, mine is +5 to 6 seconds a day. But it's always 5-6 seconds, so at least the isochronism is good.
    How is your power reserve, I suspect it'll be a few hours longer than the advertised 72.
    Enjoy your connoisseur's watch!
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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Thanks for sharing. It looks great on you. I'm jealous that you get to admire the movement. Mine has a solid caseback. Pritty, cause it's a beauty.
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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Saw this watch for the first time earlier today, and came onto the GS boards to find out more - wasn't disappointed! Awesome watch @Laso1 do you know if it is Japanese market only?


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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Quote Originally Posted by siranak View Post
    @Laso1 do you know if it is Japanese market only?
    Nope. It's not a JDM only model. It is however a boutique edition, exclusively available at GS boutiques.
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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Quote Originally Posted by T1meout View Post
    Nope. It's not a JDM only model. It is however a boutique edition, exclusively available at GS boutiques.
    Thanks T1meout... there's one in town here, will go have a look and see if they have it


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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Thanks for the review. It's always nice to get a beautiful watch that's also an exceptional timekeeper.
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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    very nice photo!
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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Quote Originally Posted by siranak View Post
    Thanks T1meout... there's one in town here, will go have a look and see if they have it


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    Interesting, I had thought it was JDM, I stand corrected. Great watch, love mine. It confounds people - salesman in Tourneau had no idea what he was looking at (he wanted to handle it but that didn't happen )


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    Re: 6 weeks with the SBGW235

    Perfectly decorated movement. Congratulations.

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