By: Phuongpham39 : May 24th, 2014-01:30
I remember a WIS friend once said GS is a "slow burner". I did not quite understand him then but I now completely agree with him! 

Because, just when I thought that I have had enough Seiko's in my collection and that I need to indulge myself with different brands, different shapes and sizes, different types of complications, etc then this piece came along and destroyed my plan. 

I assure you I am not a Seiko Enthusiast only because I adore JLC and aspire for other brands too but I just can't resist to something like this

or this

and this!

and when I explored its details further under my macro lens, I completely felt weak in my knees! How can anyone possibly resist such a temptation! I know I can't! 

I am pretty sure the ones who love Rolex (I do too) will not like the idea of putting the two together, but I just can't help doing that knowing a friend of mine owning this piece 

One may say the 16570 is the inspiration for the GS SBGM027, I will go for the latter in a heartbeat, without any hesitation at all, and I will do it again and again! 

By the way, this is my first!

Now that I think I have had enough Grand Seiko, I will go and hunt for the one that I aspire smile. Who knows? Maybe another GS will come along and destroy my plan again! 

Thanks for watching! 

What is enough?

 By: rnaden : May 24th, 2014-08:22
Grand Seikos do what they do, which is to build the perfect watch to tell time, and sometimes the date and a second time zone, so well. They don't stray from the functions they believe in as is evident when looking through the GS catalogs. Your pictures have captured the essence of that very well, and more so the perfection that goes into every timepiece from them.

Thank you for sharing a great watch and pictures, making me want one now. 


Great photography and all true

 By: Mostel : May 24th, 2014-17:08
GS watches are mind boggling to the hair's breath detail.

Your photos really capture how sculpted these pieces are, and how unrelenting GS is with quality.

Thank you, Mostel! [nt]

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 25th, 2014-19:46
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Thank you, Richard. [nt]

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 25th, 2014-19:46
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What a beautiful GS GMT!

 By: jrwong23 : May 24th, 2014-20:57
I can see how it spolit your plans! smile
Great photography as your photos bring out the best of the watch. The case, dial, hands and movement are all top notch.

Thanks for sharing PhuongPham


Thank you, Robin! [nt]

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 25th, 2014-19:47
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Congrats on the GMT...

 By: seehoo : May 25th, 2014-10:32
I too just realized how beautiful a GS can be... smile

Thank you Seehoo. [nt]

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 25th, 2014-19:48
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Fully agreed with everyone's comments . . .

 By: Dr No : May 25th, 2014-11:39
. . . about the quality of your images.  I can attest to the difficulty of photographing black Seikos . . . 

. . . from personal experience.  I took over fifty snaps yesterday at dusk and this morning at dawn, and still wasn't able to capture a reflection-free picture.  (This pic from January is the only survivor in my files from the past year.)

The depth of blackness Seiko achieves is remarkable.  Here's a more successful attempt . . .  

. . . from 2012. 

Gorgeous GS, Phuongpham; getting sidetracked by this GMT is easy to understand.


Many thanks, Art! [nt]

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 25th, 2014-19:49
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Viewing your lovely pictures,

 By: Luis6 : May 26th, 2014-06:50
if I were someone who doesn't know a thing about watches, I would take the SBGM027 over the 16570.

Thank you, Luis6.

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 26th, 2014-20:13
I hope you would said the other way round smile. Anyhow, I would not be surprised if most will choose Rolex over Grand Seiko. 

Sorry, I should also stated that as a watch lover myself,

 By: Luis6 : May 26th, 2014-21:03
I would also choose the GS out of this two.

Oops! I got you wrong!

 By: Phuongpham39 : May 28th, 2014-02:02
Cheers, Louis!

Don't worry, No problem.

 By: Luis6 : May 28th, 2014-18:08
We all love these beautiful timepieces, that's the most important thing!  ^_^

Black-dialed Grand Seiko

 By: cazalea : May 29th, 2014-04:14
Your watch is beautiful, and your pictures expose its beauty perfectly. The case sculpture and reflections demand careful observation. Thanks for showing us this watch.

As Art commented, it's very hard to get a good photo, free or reflection (and dust). I don't have my full archives available, but here are a couple from the hundreds of photos I've taken of my watch.

Maybe I need one of the "even sportier model" SBGM027 that you've got ...


Wow! Thank you for the kind comments!

 By: Phuongpham39 : June 3rd, 2014-21:56
Your photos are also very beautiful! In fact, they are much more natural than mine smile

Rolex forum is not going to be happy but...

 By: Salamanca : June 4th, 2014-11:13
Here goes anyway. Seiko looks like a million bucks and the Rolex looks unremarkably average!


 By: yonsson : August 8th, 2014-13:56
That's very nice indeed! I have the original version, the SBGM001

I've never understood why the discontinued it, but I'm glad they brought it back in a similar style.

Beautiful GS! [nt]

 By: Steward : August 8th, 2014-17:10
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