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    Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    Hello All - I have a birthday (and hopefully promotion) coming up soon, and to celebrate, I shopping around looking at some Grand Seiko Spring Drive models. One model that caught my attention was the SBGE211, Spring Drive GMT in black. However, I was cursed with a ~16 cm wrist (~6.3 in). My local AD didn't have this model in stock for me to try, so I am hoping to get internet expert opinions. Do you all think the following will fit okay, or is there another model that would better fit? I don't mind switching from the bracelet to an aftermarket strap. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    My wrist is a little bit bigger than yours, but not much. With that being said, I looked at a few models (unfortunately not this specific one) between 37 and 42mm. Specifically I was looking at the 9s anniversary pieces in 39.5 and 42. The 39.5 fits like a glove. I own several other pieces that are 42-43mm but, the way GS does a 42, for me, felt huge and I just couldn't do it. I don't mind watches being on the big side if they have to be, but this style, that is on the dressier side of sport, it just seemed too large. I know this isn't answering your question, but if you are serious about getting this model, I'd try to get your hands on it first.
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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    You may well be committed to spring drive, and I couldn’t fault you for that. But if you are equally interested in the superb Grand Seiko finishing, you could consider the new SBGN003. It is a quartz watch, but a super high end one. And while the SBGE211G you are looking at is 41mm wide and almost 14 mm thick, this new quartz GMT is 39mm wide and 12mm thick.




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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    My Wrists are 6” and I wear 40-42mm watches. I won’t go over that or it will be a huge hockey puckjust wear what you like.


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    I own a SBGE201, and my wrist is 6.5in. I think it fits me just fine. Although the thickness makes the watch a bit top heavy. So I think you should be fine with it.
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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    6" rounder wrist.

    40.3mm left. 37mm right.

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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    ^^^

    Both of those work good on your wrist. That should help the OP.
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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    If your budget permits (MSRP ~ $7600), what about one of the new handwound Spring Drives? 38.5 mm by 10.2 mm and drop-dead gorgeous. Photo courtesy of the Grand Seiko USA website:

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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    Thank you all for the input.

    When I was at the AD, I did try on a high beat time/date (SBGH205) and it fit me like a glove, which I didn't expect. The high polish and subtly textured dial. I was looking for a GMT and it really threw a wrench in my plans, lol.

    I did consider the quartz GMT but it didn't really "sing" to me, if that makes sense.

    I'm a very practical guy and would prefer a date. However, I must admit that the handwind is absolutely stunning.

    I'll try another AD or the Beverly Hills boutique this weekend to see this (and other models). The hunt continues :)
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    Re: Spring Drive Models for Smaller Wrists

    The SBGA273 is 39 mm:

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    If you want a new one, I think you'd have to source it from Japan, however.
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