Pictorial essay - Grand Seiko High Beat 36000

 By: Ogygia : August 25th, 2010-21:27
Standard shot on my hand...easy to get a right angle to catch better light.

Sample! but detail

The movement is not finished with very high quality craftsmanship, but it is outstanding with its price!
The balance was beating on 36000vph(10Hz) on my hand. I used flash to freeze it. smile

Superb bracelet! It feels like silk on my hand. Especially, the logo is not welded on it, but in one piece with the buckle!

Diamond liked indexes and hands...reflecting just like a mirror!

Really looking forward on their 50th anniversary new model this year.

Thanks for watching smile This message has been edited by Ogygia on 2010-08-25 21:31:53

Great watch...

 By: aboen : August 25th, 2010-23:13

and photos. Big GS fan over here smile



Stunning photos

 By: centrax : August 26th, 2010-00:19
You are really making the most out of the 105mm!

Those are indeed...

 By: Adamska : August 26th, 2010-01:14

some outstanding photographs of a great watch. Thank you for sharing!

Crazy pics, Ogygia!

 By: amanico : August 26th, 2010-01:17

Wow, I never saw the GS like this.

Thanks a lot!



Nice looking watch. Maybe a high beat watch some day... (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : August 26th, 2010-05:24

quality is everywhere

 By: aldossari_faisal : August 26th, 2010-05:58

Mate you just didnt prove the quality of high beat watch only, but proved the quality of your shots as well, nice watch QUALITY shots with the full meaning of the word.


 Thanks for sharing .



Great pictures!

 By: dxboon : August 26th, 2010-07:37
I want to add a high beat watch to my collection one day, and Grand Seiko makes a compelling version!  smile

Thanks for sharing!


Fantastic shots - and a great watch. Thanks for posting

 By: 219 : August 26th, 2010-07:53

enjoyed looking at the photos. 

Andrew H

Oh no, another Grand Seiko I can't live without?

 By: cazalea : August 26th, 2010-10:05
Thank you for the wonderful pictures of this beautiful watch. I hadn't seen it rendered so nicely before.


Beautiful shots

 By: Ginger : August 26th, 2010-10:10
This is the first time I have seen the watch presented in a way that really made its appearance (as opposed to its mechanism and history) appealing to me.    As a collector of the vintage Seiko 36000bph models, I too am awaiting the 50th anniversary model and the introduction of Grand Seiko to the US market.


love it

 By: gcTIME : August 26th, 2010-10:50
great shots.

i've just ordered the 50th anniversary model and will receive it next week!

will try to take some shots and share here! i haven't had a GS for quite a while and i start to miss them.

Stunningly nice ...

 By: Kong : August 26th, 2010-11:02
both the pictures and GS!

Thanks for sharing.

Do you use flash or continuous light?


I used 2 flashes on these pic

 By: Ogygia : August 26th, 2010-19:14
I own 3 flashes(1 SB800 and 2 SB900), but it is too heavy to carry all of them. If i use 3 or more flash, the pic will much more better.

Btw... Thanks all!

Thanks Ogygia!

 By: Kong : August 28th, 2010-21:08
I carry a haversack (but only 1 flash), they are really heavy.


amazing Pictures

 By: Tony A.H : August 26th, 2010-14:49

of a great Seiko.

 thanks for sharing


Great Photos! ...Though 36 000/h = 5,0 Hz (1 Hz = 7 200/h) [nt]

 By: =RWK= : August 26th, 2010-19:19
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Should be 5Hz!

 By: Ogygia : August 26th, 2010-20:08
Thanks for your correction.

36000Vph should refer to 1 vibration which happens 2 times in 1 cycle of a harmonic motion of the balance(second hand jumps 2 times). Frequency in Hz should represents the cycle of this harmonic motion within 1 sec. Therefore, it is beating in 36000Vph or 5Hz.

In Italy the Grand Seiko are not currently imported

 By: heartbreaker : August 27th, 2010-10:34

And I've never seen one live, but - thanks to this and other forums - I knew their quality.

Your photos, however, are amazing: they show clearly that this watch is pretty well done! Thank you for sharing!