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Sayonara Grand Seiko SBGX205, SBGX209

Sayonara Grand Seiko SBGX205, SBGX209

 

Seiko has announced that they have stopped selling the SBGX205, (as well as the SBGX209).
 
The SBGX005 sold since 1997 underwent a minor change and was sold as the SBGX205 for 22 years.

 

Since it was a long seller, and was relatively affordable, it was a best seller.
 

Grand Seiko was only sold within Japan when it went on sale. So this watch was made for Japanese people.

The 36.5mm size was perfect for Japanese people.
   

The curved case differs from the typical flat and straight lines of the recent Grand Seiko.This design was also in style at the time. 

Only the case design was different l, and was polished with SALLAZ polishing.
It uses all of the best technology of Grand Seiko.
 
 
In order for the band to always keep a nice feel, there is a little bit of play between each link.
  
The dial has a special finish. (It is difficult to explain in words). This makes the contrast of the hands really stand out, making them really easy to see.
  
Now, even when I wear this watch, there probably wouldn’t be very many people who would recognize it as a Grand Seiko. It might not suit a younger crowd.

 

However, I think it fits 50+ year old men just fine. So I would like to buy one and keep it a secret from my wife.
Sayonara, Grand Seiko that doesn’t look like a Grand Seiko.

 

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References: Grand Seiko Magazine GS9 (No5 September, 2016)