Movement : Quartz Grand Seiko Cal. 9F62
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : November 2022
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 : Manufacturer's Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Grand Seiko box, swing tag & Grand Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 19mm stainless steel Grand Seiko signed bracelet with its Grand Seiko signed push button release clasp, all spare links included, plus an additional unused 19mm Grand Seiko strap. The watch is from November 2022 and is sold in worn condition, however, as you can see from the photos, the watch is in overall very good condition. The watch comes with its Manufacturer's Warranty.
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Here we have a 2022 Grand Seiko 37mm Quartz Black SBGX261 part of their Heritage collection showcasing all the elements Grand Seiko is renowned for with a curvaceous 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 on the inside above a black dial. An outer minute track with applied steel batons precisely chamfered edges Zaratsu polished. 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 paired with its original 19mm stainless steel Grand Seiko signed bracelet with its Grand Seiko signed push button release clasp, all spare links included, plus an additional unused 19mm Grand Seiko strap and comes with its Grand Seiko presentation box and paperwork.
I have been fortunate to have sold many of the 9F Quartz models and many, many more Grand Seikos in the past but this one is truly stunning! The beautifully simplistic dial, perfect proportions and ease of use with the Quarts make it the perfect for the collector wanting a casual, classic Grand Seiko on a bracelet that can easily be more dressy at the same time.
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.