ROLL CALL: All GS owners, please line up and declare your loyalty (and your collection)

Nov 27, 2019,15:39 PM

Ron asked that we have a roll call. As your Moderator, I am happy to go first. Being one of the first GS owners in the US (I think) it's worth raising my hand.

Please join in by replying in this thread. I will keep a running tally in this introductory post, as the numbers come in. We can do a separate thread if necessary for Credor/Galante which are at the same general level as GS.

If you feel comfortable, you may share your city/country as you wish, the GSs in your collection, when you got interested AND when you purchased the first one. All assuming you can remember!


Let's Go!

California, USA
Currently have 11 GSs
Got interested in 2004
Bought my first December 2004 (15 years next week)


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Welly, welly, welly, well...

 By: Tarentinou : November 27th, 2019-16:40
Tarentinou The Austrian Alps Currently own a rather old iteration of the SBGA011 Got interested in 2014 Acquired this very same model in 2015 ...  

Been wearing these 2 this week

 By: mj23 : December 27th, 2019-12:03
I hope Credor counts too? 😆 ...  

One GS, and of course, it's . . .

 By: Dr No : November 27th, 2019-16:55
. . . vintage. 1972 GS 56. So uncommon, I've only seen one other. Dr No California, USA Acquired 2016 by way of my friend Ken H Restored by none other than Ohira-san Shell cordovan strap by Attila Aszodi Also had a modern GS for a few years, model SBGW047...  

This started the 'rot'

 By: halkcb : November 27th, 2019-18:09
in 2012 after persistent request on my AD followed by this from a contact in Singapore ...the rest just followed An enjoyable find in Bangkok ..and probably my last GS purchase---love the dial and the rainbow rotor In between,was charmed by the simplicity...  

Soon, very soon... I hope. [nt]

 By: Brandon Skinner : November 27th, 2019-18:41

Will wear this today.

 By: fernando : November 27th, 2019-19:51
I believe I have another two in the bank. cheers fernando ...  

One of my recent GS addition

 By: mj23 : November 27th, 2019-21:42

This one is gorgeous...

 By: Esharp : November 27th, 2019-23:58
What’s the model reference? Can you tell more about it please? Best E.


 By: mj23 : November 28th, 2019-07:58
This one is sbgw255


 By: Horologically_minded : November 27th, 2019-22:15
Was ecstatic to discover a NOS example of this beauty in Dec 2017 ...  

Great idea

 By: Boris : November 27th, 2019-22:54
Boris French living in Hong Kong Currently own a SBGA125 Got interested in the brand around 2006 Bought my first one in 2008, a SBGM001 ...  

Currently owning only one.

 By: jlux : November 28th, 2019-01:02
I am living in the European Union and I got interested about 4 years ago when their watches became officially available in this part of the world. Got my "Peacock" about 2 years ago and have plans to add a Spring Drive model to my collection. ...  

Only one modern GS which is a reissue, but many vintage.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 28th, 2019-03:06
I am eager to buy a modern piece, preferably a Spring Drive, but am patiently waiting for something which appeals to me (smaller size, thinner cases, more angles!). Here’s the only modern GS, a reissue and more vintage in terms of sizing. ...  

11 Grand Seikos

 By: Watchlover78 : November 28th, 2019-05:19
From Canada got interested in Grand Seiko 2003 but since not available in Canada had not bought one. Started my first watch in 2018 and then quickly immerse into it. Superb craftsmanship . Tony

Cream dial GS elegance

 By: jrwong23 : November 28th, 2019-05:59
Here’s mine my friend Cheers Robin ...  

There are probably 3-4 which interest me...

 By: S F : November 28th, 2019-06:18
here are 2... sbgw33 sbgm221 ...  

One, but on the hunt...

 By: Drjaytripod : November 28th, 2019-06:41

My one and only GS, SBGR061

 By: AlfaQ4 : November 28th, 2019-09:11

Admired for several years. Thought on & off on a SBGM221. Then the SBGE249 came out and I quickly got my first GS. :-)

 By: Cru Jones : November 28th, 2019-14:57
* Spring Drive * nature dial * blue hands * stainless steel * metal bracelet * plus bonus of GMT The “silver blizzard” just checks so many of my GS boxes. I live in Paris. ...  

Beautiful, I love it! [nt]

 By: aperna : November 29th, 2019-05:32

My 3

 By: dcoffe01 : November 29th, 2019-07:18
Here are my 3. SBGW047 from 2016, SBGW253 from 2017, SBGV247 from 2018. Calling in from Lyon Township, Michigan. ...  

Late to the party, but better late than...

 By: halgedahl : December 4th, 2019-16:27
Hi all! I've only one (GS SBGW003; produced in 2002 in a limited edition of 300 for the JDM) and it's all Mike's fault. Stumbling onto this rare bird for sale on another forum, and searching the Internet for info. on the watch, I chanced upon cazalea's co...  

Thanks Fred

 By: cazalea : December 4th, 2019-17:05
I can't speak to how Seiko does the dial or hands, just that they are marvelous. Mike ...  

Interesting thread

 By: benlee338 : December 8th, 2019-02:01
I got six Grand Seikos, collected over roughly 2 years.