What a stunning reference this is. Congratulations on adding it to your collection You may have taken the plunge just in time - it looks like this has maybe been dropped from the range since it no longer appears on the Japanese website (still on the US one though). Kind regards, Gerald.
Finally got it home and put it in front of the proper camera and under the lights. No movement shots yet, but I can tell you it is from batch 567, and based on the information in the database, it came roughly halfway down the 662 movements submitted in 1967, with an N-score in the mid-teens.
Delighted to add this to the collection. I’m always a little suspicious about Tiffany stamped dials, but I’ll take this one as it is. A good friend who is an expert in this area is convinced the stamp is legitimate. Movement confirmed to be one of the batch of 662 that were submitted to the 1967 Neu
Whilst the modern reissues (at least, the steel ones) hold their value better than pretty much anything else from the modern era, excepting the Wako limited editions, they are not so hard to obtain for close to (or indeed on occasion, below) original retail as long as you are happy to broaden your h
I hope it's ok posting this link here. TGSG is a commerical site, but more than that I expend a significant amount of time and money on research and sharing insight with the wider community, so it's not all about selling watches. Here's 6,000 words on the Grand Seiko First in Stainless Steel - thegr
As already mentioned, this is the SBGW021. I'm aware of 2 of the 5 being sold on the secondary market over the last few years, but it remains very illusive. I've been told by multiple Japanese dealers that should another come to the market it would take considerably in excess of 5M Yen to acquire it
Have to say I love these early quartz models - I seem to be "accidentally" building up quite a collection of them, including an example of this reference. A couple of points on the general commentary though... The mechanical VFA's were guaranteed to +/- 1 minute per month, not +/- 30 seconds. Regard
Hi all - I was doing some research on a GP Observatory Chronometer that is currently up for sale, and came across this thread from earlier in the year. Just to update my above post with new information that has come to my attention over the last few weeks, there is currently an example of a Seiko As