Movement : Grand Seiko 9F62 Quartz
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2020
Case Size : 37mm
Case Thickness : 9.5mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Grand Seiko box & Grand Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 19mm leather strap with a signed push button release deployment clasp. The watch is from December 2020 and is sold in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in excellent condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2020 Grand Seiko 9F Quartz 37mm Dress Watch SBGX297 with a 37mm polished and brushed stainless steel case, the subtle curve of the case has a polished chamfered edge leading to drilled lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 9.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, a signed crown, and a smooth polished bezel hold a flat sapphire crystal AR coated above a black dial. An outer minute track with applied steel batons precisely chamfered edges Zaratsu polished, as you rotate your wrist the dial magically plays with the light and appears blue/green. At 3 o’clock a framed date window, steel dauphine hands that have been Zaratsu polished are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand, and an applied GS and precisely printed Grand Seiko at 12 complete this sophisticated dress watch. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with polished sides and brush finishing around the Grand Seiko Lion embossed in the centre, reminding us of the past Grand Seiko’s medallions, inside a Grand Seiko 9F62 Quartz calibre, a top-tiered Quartz movement. Seiko grows their own quartz crystals, and using a higher torque allows them to use these heavier GS hands, keeping their brand aesthetic intact, they have incorporated a backlash auto-adjust mechanism that controls every single tick of the second hand accurately and perfectly in time. The watch comes fitted on a 19mm leather strap with a signed push button release deployment clasp and also comes with its Grand Seiko presentation box and paperwork.
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The first Grand Seiko debuted in Tokyo in 1960. The ref:3180 was made by Suwa Seikosha. Rather than sending its 25 Jewels Chronometer movement to the Swiss to be tested, Seiko decided to do the testing themselves. The European Chronometer Official Association believed that a chronometer-rated watch had to be independently tested to be awarded that designation. Seiko watches were not independently tested so therefore they could not be chronometers. The ECOA did what irritated watchmakers do, they wrote a stern letter to Seiko requesting that the designation of Chronometer on Grand and King Seiko watches stop. Seiko obliged and ceased using a chronometer on their watches. In response, the Japanese Chronometer Authorization Association was started in 1968 as an independent group to test timepieces to chronometer standards. The Association was short-lived: due to the rise of quartz watches, it closed in 1983. Today Grand Seiko movements are tested over 17 days in 6 positions compared to COSC testing over 15 days in 5 positions. In 1985 Suwa Seikosha became Seiko Epson Corporation In 2017 Seiko announced that Grand Seiko would become an independent brand.