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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    sbgr309 looks really perfect.

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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudeman1973 View Post
    i would love a spring drive, but the largest case diameter they have is 41mm. The dial of the SBGR 309 is bolder with larger indices and a larger logo. I also prefer the bracelet. I know i will regret it. But the accuracy of the 9S68 should be a good alternative.
    Thankfully and fortunately this is not the case. GS makes watches with Spring Drive movements in the 44 mm ish case width.

    For example, some of the SBGE series, the 215, 001, 037, and 039 for example.

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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudeman1973 View Post
    Just as the title thread implies. SBGR309 VS SBGA203? Which one?

    I will be replacing my explorer 214270 with a GS. The SBGA cost around $400-$500 more, and some can be found around the same price pre-owned as a SBGR309 new. Leaning toward SBGR309. But i need a accurate movement, important.

    SBRG309 pros:

    1. Bigger at 42mm ( prefer bigger, big guy).
    2. Sportier looking?
    3. Full mechanical?
    4. Cheaper new.
    5. Accurate movement vs other mechanicals but less than spring drive.
    6. Preferred bracelet( no polish).

    Cons:

    1. less accurate than spring drive

    SBGA203 pros.

    1. More accurate movement
    2. 41mm perfect size?
    3. Just as sporty?

    Cons.

    None than i can think of? Not as sporty maybe?

    I looked everywhere and there isnít much info or reviews on the SBGR309. Or the SBGA 203. Hence this post.
    After reading all of the thread attached, I found a SBGA203, after trying on both watch's thru AD in Seattle, and purchased my first GS.

    I thought I wanted a snowflake, but my eyes 👀 did not pick up the time well. 64 year old eyes do not work as well.

    I spent 27 years in federal law enforcement, wearing watches that would be broken, I finally got my grail watch
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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    Quote Originally Posted by Roamy360 View Post
    Hi Sparrowhawk: I've been looking for other Idaho watch people thinking that if we came up with enough we might be able to have a watch get together. Let me know if you are interested. I live in Boise and know of one other Idaho member that lives in town. I've got a pretty large collection of of Seikos, Tudor, Omegas, and lots of vintage pieces. I'm always looking to see new watches that I'm not familiar with and seeing what other people are wearing. Thanks, Gary

    Hi Gary,

    Sorry, don't know how I missed your post until now.

    I may be up for a get together of Idaho WISs, it sounds like a good idea. I am in IF, so that's a little bit of a distance.

    We can confab more at your discretion.


    Cheers,



    Craig

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    New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug2943 View Post
    After reading all of the thread attached, I found a SBGA203, after trying on both watch's thru AD in Seattle, and purchased my first GS.

    I thought I wanted a snowflake, but my eyes did not pick up the time well. 64 year old eyes do not work as well.

    I spent 27 years in federal law enforcement, wearing watches that would be broken, I finally got my grail watch
    Hi

    Congratulations and I wish you well to wear it. Itís a lovely and underrated watch. I used to have the old logo version the 003. The dial looks black, but also takes on a very dark slate like colour in some lights. Itís certainly a very legible watch.

    The only reason I sold it was I changed to the 041 which is the identical watch but in titanium with lume. Itís one of my very favourite watches. Here is a pic of my departed 003



    And the 041






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    Re: New Grand Seiko GADA watch, SBGR309 VS SBGA203

    Congrats Doug and welcome to the world of worry-free accuracy! Wonder how the OP is getting on with his decision?

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