Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Limited Edition For HODINKEE

Regular price
$6,500
Regular price
Sale price
$6,500
REF SBGM239G
Automatic-winding
40 MM
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SKU AS07140
ref SBGM239G
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 19
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed push-button deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, and undated papers.
REF SBGM239G
Automatic-winding
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07140
ref SBGM239G
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Travel
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed push-button deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, serialized hangtag, and undated papers.

Why We Love it

Grand Seiko is the darling of contemporary watch collectors today, and taking even a cursory glance at the design specs — or better yet, an example in the metal — it’s easy to see why.

The artisanal talent that goes into the design and manufacturing process of a GS dial alone is simply stunning. Depending on the angle, the color and composition of a textured Grand Seiko face will look completely different. They’re truly works of art steeped in Japanese tradition.

This particular GS, an SBGM239, is a special, limited edition GMT-equipped model for HODINKEE dating to the 2020s. Housed in a 40mm stainless steel case with ‘holey’ lugs, a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel, it features a matte blue dial with applied high-polish stainless steel indices with a matching ‘alpha’ handset, a silver ‘broad arrow’ GMT hand, an inner 24-hour scale, and a date. 

Powered by the in-house, automatic 9S66 movement from Grand Seiko — a movement tested for 17 days and adjusted in six positions and compensated for temperature changes — it comes paired to a stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed, push-button clasp. In excellent condition, it even ships with its factory goodies. 

Handsome, well sized and easy to use — the local hour hand can be jumped in either direction in one-hour increments — this is the type of GMT watch we’d like to see more of.

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from gentle use. Luminous matte blue dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching 'Dauphine' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Brand Story

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The Grand Seiko was created by Taro Tanaka, a young designer whom Seiko had hired right out of school. Inspired by the way Swiss watches “sparkled brilliantly,” Tanaka set out to design a watch with sharp edges, brushed surfaces, and a mirror finish that would rival anything created by the Swiss. In 1960, the first Grand Seiko—Reference 3180—debuted.

Other models of Grand Seiko would follow, coupling those elegant “sparkling” cases with high-grade (often hi-beat) manually-wound or automatic movements. When compared to the no-nonsense tool watches like the 6309 line of divers, the Grand Seiko was worlds away—refined, elegant, and cosmopolitan. Seiko intended the watch to be an answer to dress watches crafted by the Swiss, and at that it certainly did succeed.

Well-regarded in its home country, the Grand Seiko reached a global audience in 2010—and has captivated consumers ever since.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Limited Edition For HODINKEE

Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Limited Edition For HODINKEE

Regular price
$6,500
Regular price
Sale price
$6,500
Grand Seiko Automatic GMT Limited Edition For HODINKEE

Why We Love it

Grand Seiko is the darling of contemporary watch collectors today, and taking even a cursory glance at the design specs — or better yet, an example in the metal — it’s easy to see why.

The artisanal talent that goes into the design and manufacturing process of a GS dial alone is simply stunning. Depending on the angle, the color and composition of a textured Grand Seiko face will look completely different. They’re truly works of art steeped in Japanese tradition.

This particular GS, an SBGM239, is a special, limited edition GMT-equipped model for HODINKEE dating to the 2020s. Housed in a 40mm stainless steel case with ‘holey’ lugs, a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel, it features a matte blue dial with applied high-polish stainless steel indices with a matching ‘alpha’ handset, a silver ‘broad arrow’ GMT hand, an inner 24-hour scale, and a date. 

Powered by the in-house, automatic 9S66 movement from Grand Seiko — a movement tested for 17 days and adjusted in six positions and compensated for temperature changes — it comes paired to a stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed, push-button clasp. In excellent condition, it even ships with its factory goodies. 

Handsome, well sized and easy to use — the local hour hand can be jumped in either direction in one-hour increments — this is the type of GMT watch we’d like to see more of.

Overall Condition

The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from gentle use. Luminous matte blue dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching 'Dauphine' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Brand Story

+
The Grand Seiko was created by Taro Tanaka, a young designer whom Seiko had hired right out of school. Inspired by the way Swiss watches “sparkled brilliantly,” Tanaka set out to design a watch with sharp edges, brushed surfaces, and a mirror finish that would rival anything created by the Swiss. In 1960, the first Grand Seiko—Reference 3180—debuted.

Other models of Grand Seiko would follow, coupling those elegant “sparkling” cases with high-grade (often hi-beat) manually-wound or automatic movements. When compared to the no-nonsense tool watches like the 6309 line of divers, the Grand Seiko was worlds away—refined, elegant, and cosmopolitan. Seiko intended the watch to be an answer to dress watches crafted by the Swiss, and at that it certainly did succeed.

Well-regarded in its home country, the Grand Seiko reached a global audience in 2010—and has captivated consumers ever since.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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