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    SBGC231

    After spending over a year researching THE watch I was going to get for a significant milestone this month, I narrowed it down to a Grand Seiko. I was drawn to GS over Tudor, Rolex, and Omega (and there were a bunch of watches in that group that I really liked) because it was a bit different. Spring Drive's unique marriage of mechanical and quartz was particularly appealing. It's like a cyborg that runs on mechanical, magnetic and electrical energy all at once.
    I was circling around the Snowflake, SBGA387 (I was very tempted by this one) and then ended up thinking the SBGC201 chrono would be the one. Just when I was getting ready to pull the trigger on the 201, the 231 was announced. I was worried about the controversial brown dial and size but once I got to try it on the concerns faded away. The brown dial (which has great orange accents) looks fantastic. It's texture is fun to look at up close but at a normal distance it reads dark, reddish brown. The case has striking angled lugs that somehow flow into the curved sides. The angular look recalls the Seiko samurai, which I also own, and chose over the turtle. In the end I'd like to think there was some logic to all of this, but I ended up going with my gut.
    I appreciate all the info, feedback and pics on the forum. In return, here are some of my new SBGC231:Name:  IMG_2228.jpg
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    Re: SBGC231

    Congrats! I didn't realize it had differential lume, very sharp. Do you have a wrist shot from a little further away? Wear it in good health.
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    Re: SBGC231

    Congratulations!
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    Re: SBGC231

    Marvellous watch. Collecting mine tonight!
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    Re: SBGC231

    Yet another case of a Grand Seiko that looks exponentially better in the flesh than on GS’s marketing photos.

    The only thing I dislike is the brown sweeping indicator on the power reserve. Just seems out of place with the textured dial.

    But it’s so much better looking overall than I would have believed if I was just going off the marketing “photos”.


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    Re: SBGC231

    Could you please make a picture of the watch on your wrist from some distance?
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    Re: SBGC231

    So cool. I got to try one on this weekend and was smitten. Hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s a wrist shot of the one I tried on.


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    Re: SBGC231

    Man, now I want one...
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    Re: SBGC231

    That dial is very cool/unique.

    Not going to see many of those around.

    Congrats and enjoy it!
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    Re: SBGC231

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