Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?
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    Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    To me, this watch checks all of the boxes that make Grand Seiko iconic (textured dial, dauphine hands, white/blue color scheme, Spring Drive, SEIKO on the dial) without any of the stuff I don't like (power reserve indicator on the dial, mainly).



    Was there ever a version in a steel case? I know they make the SBGY003 now, which is pretty close, but I love the SEIKO on the dial with GS as a sub-brand.
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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    I'll second everything*, to the point

    * ok, bar the question since Seiko's answer is NO
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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    Quote Originally Posted by devildog2067 View Post
    To me, this watch checks all of the boxes that make Grand Seiko iconic (textured dial, dauphine hands, white/blue color scheme, Spring Drive, SEIKO on the dial) without any of the stuff I don't like (power reserve indicator on the dial, mainly).



    Was there ever a version in a steel case? I know they make the SBGY003 now, which is pretty close, but I love the SEIKO on the dial with GS as a sub-brand.
    I agree with Mavrobasilis, I am not awre of a stainless steel version of the SBGD001.

    The SBGY003 is beautiful but IMHO not at the same level. The movement is much plainer, lacks the 8 day PR, and the dial is also not at the high level of the 001. Which is to be expected, the 001 is made by the Micro Artist Studio. Best of Seikoís best.
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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

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    I agree with Mavrobasilis, I am not awre of a stainless steel version of the SBGD001.
    I guess I gotta convince my wife that $60k for a watch is a good investment, then...
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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    Quote Originally Posted by devildog2067 View Post
    I guess I gotta convince my wife that $60k for a watch is a good investment, then...
    The Y003 is a fine watch, donít get me wrong.

    All my watches together are a fraction of $60K.

    For that price I prefer the somewhat dressier Credor Eiichi II. But if anyone reading wants to gift me an SBGD001, I can manage with that. Photo from Watches by SJX.

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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    Quote Originally Posted by devildog2067 View Post
    I guess I gotta convince my wife that $60k for a watch is a good investment, then...
    Yeah, good luck with that. And donít buy a GS as an investment, anyways.

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    Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    In seriousness, while I donít have 60k I could blow on a watch right now, I can see myself having that in the next few years ó but I cannot imagine a time when Iíd spend it on a watch rather than take the whole family on a great vacation. I guess Iíll be getting the SBGR099 instead.

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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    I hear you. Iíd also love a Spring Drive without the power reserve indicator on the dial in SS. Personally, I prefer the new Grand Seiko branding, but that point is moot, since if we ever get a SS GS Spring Drive without a PR on the front, they arenít going to release it with a SEIKO Grand Seiko dial.

    I donít even need the super long PR. 72 hours would be fine.

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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    This would be a grail watch if it was smaller than the 43mm size.

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    Re: Was there ever a steel-cased version of the SBGD001?

    Quote Originally Posted by devildog2067 View Post
    I guess I gotta convince my wife that $60k for a watch is a good investment, then...
    please be so kind as to share the technique if successful

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