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    Picture The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    The Affordables forum is (supposedly) all about those watches that give excellent value at a reasonable price, right?

    So, for your consideration, the Grand Seiko Sport (ltd. edition sbgv247) - photos of it from the internet - and its affordable alternative, the Oceanus T200 (photos mine), in fairly similar angles and shots.

    Y'all ofc decide for yourselves, but as far as I can tell, in photos and irl, for just under $500 this Oceanus is insane.

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    The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Oceanus might be similar in looks to the GS. But the resemblance stops there. What’s inside makes the difference between less than 500 to more than 3500...

    Think of it as a car. You could always dress up a Polo with a fancy carbon fiber body to make it look like a Porsche, but once you step on the gas you understand why a Carrera is a Carrera.


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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Edit: ha, nice try @fozzaru, posting a question first, then completely removing it and replacing a rant about how GS is superior because "reasons" ;) Guess I'm gonna edit my response too, two can play at this game!

    Response to your updated comment:

    car analogies are stupid and don't really apply whatsoever. Unless you can find that mysterious all-revealing pedal/gas on the quartz movement to step on...

    *shrug* Either way... the point is this: GS are, definitely, not affordable watches. And praised (justifiably) for their finishing and styling. The T200 is affordable, and - far as I can tell - comes damn close to the finishing and styling, with some extra benefits (solar mov't, hard-coated case).
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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Quote Originally Posted by X2-Elijah View Post
    The Affordables forum is (supposedly) all about those watches that give excellent value at a reasonable price, right?

    So, for your consideration, the Grand Seiko Sport (ltd. edition sbgv247) - photos of it from the internet - and its affordable alternative, the Oceanus T200 (photos mine), in fairly similar angles and shots.

    Y'all ofc decide for yourselves, but as far as I can tell, in photos and irl, for just under $500 this Oceanus is insane.
    Great shots and beautiful casio.

    Does your strap is blue? It seems blue on some pics and black on others.
    Where does it come from?
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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Black strap, little bit reflective due to the material. It's a watchgecko sailcloth, but I'm sure most other aftermarket strap sellers also cary very similar sailcloth straps.
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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzaru View Post
    Oceanus might be similar in looks to the GS. But the resemblance stops there. What’s inside makes the difference between less than 500 to more than 3500...
    Think of it as a car. You could always dress up a Polo with a fancy carbon fiber body to make it look like a Porsche, but once you step on the gas you understand why a Carrera is a Carrera.
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    They're so different in their capabilities, I wouldn't consider them competitors. If one is in the market for a very nice daily wear quartz, the T200 is good buy. TiC SS, sapphire, atomic, solar, world time, auto calendar, power saving, 100M, etc. I prefer they overall styling and font on the T200 myself. Might look cool on a dark blue strap too.
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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Heck that Oceanus is good looking but then again so is the GS (notice my usual fence perching)

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    Always disappointed to find that watches marketed as supposedly "atomic" are instead powered by battery and/or solar...
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    Betting that the same people who have issues with the name oceANUS, don't have an issue with the International Water Closet Co. brand or logotype...
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    Re: The affordable Grand Seiko Sport: the Oceanus T200

    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Always disappointed to find that watches marketed as supposedly "atomic" are instead powered by battery and/or solar...
    Heh, very good point. A true atomic wristwatch would certainly be interesting. Though I'd only buy one with a geiger counter in hand, just in case :)
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