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    Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    Hi, I really liked the Rolex 116000 36 mm silver dial when I tried, I have tiny wrists (6.3"), min price for this watch is $4650 - grey market.
    I cannot afford this watch now

    Second option is Grand Seiko SBGR251 37 mm - min price is $2950

    Should I wait and save up for Rolex or should I buy the GS ?

    This will be my only watch and I will wear every where :)

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    Re: Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    I'd save up for the Rolex.

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    get a vintage date just either a 1601 or a 16030
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    Re: Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    You should go with the watch that you like the most even if it means deferring the enjoyment a bit. Both are fine watches but one obviously resonates more with you.
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    Re: Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    Quote Originally Posted by georges zaslavsky View Post
    get a vintage date just either a 1601 or a 16030
    This is a really good suggestion. I have no history of service for my 16030 and it keeps great time.

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    Re: Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    yeap get a vintage date just or tudor.. or even a date. well within ur price range

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    Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    Both are great watches and vintage is a solid choice as well.

    Keep two things in mind.

    If you go vintage, you can get the Datejust or the Date, but may find yourself needing service in the next year or two. Factor that in to the cost picture.

    More important...never buy a watch “instead” of one you like more but cannot afford yet. In the end you will still have that itch for the other one.


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    Wait for the Rolex BUT only if that’s the model you want rather than the one your wallet likes best.
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    Re: Entry Level Rolex (116000) or Grand Seiko (SBGR251)

    Have you tried on the Grand Seiko? It is easily my favourite of the two, but I would strongly recommend to first go see it in person. How a watch feels on the wrist can differ quite a bit from pictures :)

    For example, the Grand Seiko pictured can feel quite unexpectedly thick at first. It's also a tad bigger than the 37mm diameter would suggest, as the lugs are pretty beefy. The finishing is just as stunning in real life, though - something that you have got to see in person.
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