I finally bought another Grand Seiko after 7 years. My previous GS purchase was the SBGR029 and it was way back in 2006.
This time round, I went for the 100th Year of Watchmaking commemorative model, SBGR081.The watch comes with a metal bracelet but I put it on a leather strap as soon as I brought it home.
Seiko celebrates 100 years of watchmaking this year with the release of several limited edition watches. Some of these watches have been released while others are still in pipeline. One of the watches that will be released in July will be a Grand Seiko that is based on the design of the vintage 44GS from 1967.
In this last post of 2012, I would like to share with you my collection of classic style watches from Seiko and Orient.
Shown above is a classic style Grand Seiko GMT (SBGM003) that was purchased in 2005 IIRC. It is the watch that started this collection.
The Seiko Astron GPS solar watch was officially launched in Singapore on 22nd November 2012 and I had the privilege to attend the exclusive launch event hosted by Thong Sia Singapore and Add+ Creative Group at VivoCity Central Court B.
The Seiko Astron is the world’s first GPS solar watch that recognizes all 39 time zones on earth and gives you the correct timezone, time and date data wherever you are.
Here are some pictures that I took at the event.
Had the opportunity to see the SBGM029 in person last week. This is one of the GSGMT 10th Year Anniversary models launched this year. This particular model is limited to 700 pieces.
Here are some quick photos of the watch and its box and papers.
This has been posted somewhere before but I’m making my own version here for the benefit of those who have not seen it.
This GS folding buckle can actually be dismantled and certain components can be put together to form a standard GS buckle. So, if you have this, you actually have both the folding and the standard buckle.
Most of us believe that Grand Seiko’s were only sold in Japan during the 60’s and 70’s. Today, I would like to share some old newspaper advertisements which suggest that one or two models were available in Singapore during that period. These ads were placed on our local newspaper, The Straits Times between 1969 to early 1970.