A couple of years ago I bought the Grand Seiko SBGV005 (today SBGV205). My intention was to get the smaller and cheaper 37mm GS quartz, but when I saw the SBGV005 dial at the dealer I just couldnít resist. It might have been the first time I was blown away by the beauty of a quartz watch and side by side with the 37mm the difference was big to me. Iíve been very happy with the watch, mine is accurate to 2-3 seconds/year, no issues so far and to this day I think it is as beautiful.
My only issue is that it sometimes feels/looks too big for my taste on my 6.5 inch wrist. I tried a navy blue nato and while it looked pretty good I donít think a nato suits the watch very well. My next try will probably be a leather strap and see if thatís a better fit. Apart from that I probably wonít play around with straps too much because it was hard to reattach the bracelet and the polished surface easily scratches. Iíve been thinking of a 37mm GS, but know I probably wouldnít be as happy with the dial.
Any others have had the same problem? Started or ended with a 37mm or 40mm, or own both? Any favorite straps for them?