Well, why is a diver watch fan like me doing with a Grand Seiko (GS) dress watch, specifically the SBGJ227. I really don’t know, guessed I should not have walked back to the watch shop a 2nd time. Perhaps, it was the saleman’s fault. He said that the watch would look even better if he had taken off the plastic wraps. It’s true, the watch is even more stunning naked; lights bounced off the watch’s case, hands and indices like crazy. The finishing on the watch is impeccable!
I’m glad that it’s not a small and thin watch as I like a watch that feels substantial on the wrist. Smaller and thinner watches make my wrist look more feminine (my wife agreed on this). I like to compare this GS to the Rolex Datejust (DJ) as I feel that they belong to the same style category. While the DJ looks nice but once I put it on, it just feel so small, even for the new DJ 41. This GS feel just right at home on my 6.5 inch wrist.
Seiko nicknamed the watch, peacock, due to the lovely dial. The dial alternates between the colours green, blue and black depending on light conditions. Seiko always make nice cases with alternating polished and brushed surfaces. This is no exception. The lugs are quite angular with a downward curve. The date wheel has a shiny metallic and expensive feel to it. The metal bracelet has a simple 2-button clasp. The screw-down crown makes for a 100m water resistance which I gladly appreciate.
This is a GMT watch with the 9S86 hi-beat movement which shows through the display caseback. Accuracy is really good and stable, probably due to the the 36,000 bph “heart-beat”. It’s doing about + – 1 second since I got the watch a week ago.
I enjoy wearing this watch and is still in the “honeymoon” phase. If there is anything that bugged me about this watch, it’s the bracelet. There is no micro adjustment and the lug width of 19mm is just odd. Without further ado, let the photos do the talking 🙂