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    GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE GMT LIMITED EDITION GREEN DIAL SBGE033 : HANDS ON



    In line with the Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary, Seiko has a beautiful assortment of new limited edition models, outside of the 62GS Historical Collection. The first we would like to introduce is the Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT Limited Edition SBGE033, with a beautifully done radial finished green dial.



    This new LE features their 9R66 Spring Drive GMT caliber. The case is stainless steel, and in the same 41mm case as the SBGE011. The lugs of the SBGE033 are a brushed finish, with the remainder executed in the smooth mirror hand finishing technique known as Zaratsu.



    As a first for the Spring Drive GMT's available in the USA, the SBGE033 will feature a brown crocodile leather strap with white contrast stitching. Another note is that this piece will have a different deployment clasp then seen on other strap models seen in the US market.



    The dial's depth of color is impressive, with the metallic green growing more vibrant with the more light applied. In darker situations, the green is incredibly subtle, which is a known attribute of Grand Seiko. Subtlety...



    Other accents of the dial create more detail, and add character. For example, the inside of the bezel's 24 hour counter is in white, creating a distinct look that compliments the white text and date window. The 24 hour hand is also white, with a red tipped, skeleton arrow indicating your home, or GMT, time.



    Another first for the US market, the SBGE033 will feature Lumi brite, Seiko's natural luminescent material on the dressier style of this green dialed GMT. This would be the first non-diver style to have luminescence applied to the GS line up in the USA.



    The caliber utilized in the SBGE033 is Seiko's Spring Drive GMT 9R66. This self-winding movement is made at Shinshu Watch Studio in Seiko Epson's facility in Shiojiri, Japan and contains 296 components, 30 jewels, a 72 hour power reserve and an outstanding accuracy rating of +/- 15 seconds per month due to it's smooth electro magnetically controlled regulation of the mainsprings unwinding.


    Stay tuned to AZFT for more information on the SBGE033! As a limited edition of potentially only 200 pieces, we do know there will be very few for the US market.


    Check out our video introduction below...



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    I'm on my phone and struggling to absorb this post but it looks GOOOOOD!!!!!

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    Looks really nice. The color combination makes me think of some Seiko Alpinist models.

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    Re: GRAND SEIKO SPRING DRIVE GMT LIMITED EDITION GREEN DIAL SBGE033 : HANDS ON

    Green .... I don't have a green dial yet ... hmmmm...

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    Nothing short of watch pornography. This thread should be x rated.

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    Wow, that thing is beautiful. There is nothing that I particularly like about it (IRT to single components), but the full-package looks great from the strap to the dial.

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    Can't wait for this one; just put down my deposit!

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    Generally speaking I love the watch. The green dial is outstanding and the strap looks great. Fit and finish is likely typically Seiko, but that power indicator, please! It looks so gimmicky. I wish they would get rid of it. Who really needs it? As with any automatic, if you're wearing the watch daily, it will always be properly wound. If you wear it occasionally it will still have power left if the second hand is moving. If the second hand is still, you need to set it and give it a few shakes. Never got the usefullness of the power indicator.
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    i love it... just never understood the "limited edition" crap seiko puts out... hire more ninjas... make 20000 of each.... geez...
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    Gorgeous.

    I may have to sell my green-faced Alpinist to put a (very small) dent towards the purchase of this...

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