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    Just saw this in the flesh and I'm liking it quite a bit. The blue second hand, the Silver rhodium dial, and the clean no date dial.
    Plus 72 hrs reserve

    Seems the sbgr299 and 301 get not mention here, but they seem solid value watches.

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    Very classic Grand Seiko look for sure.

    Because it's silver hands on a silver dial, readability may be reduced (I say this based on my SBGJ001, which has a less silvery dial, as well as a silver-on-silver Credor GCLP995 I passed up for that reason). If you can see one in the metal that would give you an idea of whether it's an issue.

    Here's that Credor which got away (not my photo):

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    The SBGR301 is very sharp looking and super readable.
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    Interesting. The model I saw was in bright well lit store. Legibility was fine imho, since there was some contrast between the dial and hands.

    Wish GS made more no date automatic watches. My Tudor black bay and Omega railmaster are some of my favorite watches.

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    Re: Sbgr299 opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_raider View Post
    Just saw this in the flesh and I'm liking it quite a bit. The blue second hand, the Silver rhodium dial, and the clean no date dial.
    Plus 72 hrs reserve

    Seems the sbgr299 and 301 get not mention here, but they seem solid value watches.

    http://www.japan-onlinestore.com/ima...99-700x700.jpg
    The SBGR299 is a very nice model. I think those Grand Seiko automatics are too often neglected. They're not spring drive, not high-heat, just a solid mechanical automatic without a lot of text on the dial. And they're a comparative bargain relative to other GS models.

    For me, the size would be an issue. It's 42mm, which might wear a bit big for me, your mileage might very. You might want to compare it size-wise against the SBGR315, which appears to be a very similar design (similar but not identical dial color), but it is only 40mm in diameter and about 1mm thinner, and is similarly priced.

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    I already own the sbgm021 which uses a 6s regular beat movement. Accuracy is obscenely consistent, and the 3 day reserve is great since I can put it down for a day or 2 and wear beater watches.

    The 42 mm is not that bad. If I can rock a Tudor black bay, this should fit. Lug to lug is about 48mm, and the case sits pretty well.

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    Hi

    I have the SBGR307 which I think is the date version. Legibility is not an issue with this watch. At 42mm it’s pretty imposing.

    I find it quite versatile. Goes with a suit of T-shirt and jeans.

    I liken the design to Bentley cars. Understated and brutish.

    Great watches. With or without date.

    I don’t think you would be disappointed.

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    Re: Sbgr299 opinions

    What kind of discount you guys got on these models. They are pretty much the cheapest GS makes. Any wiggle room?

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    Not much in terms of wiggle room with most dealers.

    As long as they remain popular and in demand, the market usually sets the price, IMHO.
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    Man I just saw the presage byakudan Nuri sitting nextnto the sbgr299. Decisions ...decisions....

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    Re: Sbgr299 opinions

    I owned both SBGR099 and Sbgr101, they fit perfectly and my wrist are on the small side, around 6.75 inches.
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