Greetings all, first post for me.
I just purchased my first Grand Seiko - a SBGX295 Quartz. Absolutely beautiful, but I would like to ask those of you with experience with Grand Seiko how concerned I should be over a slight misalignment of the second hand. I know this is a point of pride for Grand Seiko on their quartz movements, but I also don't know how "perfect" I should expect this to play out in reality.
The second hand on my SBGX295 lines up perfectly on only some of the markers - approximately the markers between 5 and 20. But on the rest of the dial it is slightly off - on some let's say the second hand "touches" the minute marker, but is not perfectly centered on it. For any other quartz I'd be pleased, but given the nature of GS's pride in having the second hand dead-on, I was surprised to see less than perfect alignment. On the 12, 9 and 6 markers (which are large and prominent) it's fairly easy to tell the hand is not perfectly centered on the marker.
Now, fully admitting I'm OCD, I have no prior experience with a Grand Seiko quartz, so I just don't know if this is common, or a rare example of one that slipped through the quality control process. As the hand aligns on some markers and not others, I'm not sure how it would be corrected, as I suspect it would be the dial that was off, not the hand movement - but that's just speculation on my part.
I should also mention that I am an American living/working in Saudi Arabia, so service here is not an option, and sending the watch to Japan to be looked at is not something I look forward to, and would be costly.
OCD notwithstanding, it's something I can live with so long as I feel this is within the normal spec. However, if it's an outlier, and I feel like I didn't get a good example, then I do want to have it remedied.
Thanks for your insight.