Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
Grand Seiko is the darling of contemporary watch collectors today, and after taking even a cursory glance at their watches’ 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 GS dials alone is stupefying. Depending on the angle, the color and composition of a textured dial will look completely different. They’re truly works of art steeped in Japanese tradition!
The SBGE248 is a prime example of this fine artisanship — the type of watch that stops you in your tracks and makes you take a closer look. Housed in a 44mm stainless steel case with holey lugs, a sapphire crystal, an 18K yellow gold, a yellow gold signed crown, and a luminous yellow gold bezel with a blue 24-hour insert, it features a luminous glossy blue dial with applied yellow gold indices and a matching yellow gold handset, a power reserve indicator, and a date window at 4:30.
Powered by Grand Seiko’s renowned Caliber 9R66 Spring Drive movement with 72 hours of power reserve, it comes paired to a stainless steel bracelet with a push-button deployant clasp. In outstanding condition throughout, this beauty includes its factory goodies and partial stickering.
Sure — you could put your name down for the same GMT watch that everyone and their mother is wearing. Or you could ‘spring’ for something much more interesting, and dare we say, unique. But don’t take our word for it…
Try this one on for size!
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.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
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.
Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT