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Old 12-29-2017, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm am very interested in getting a Grand Seiko as my next watch. How shock resistant are the Diashock line? Many brands claim resistance to shock but never really disclose how much force their watch can take before timing deviates. I'm asking because I am looking at the Grand Seiko SBGW253.

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Now im a noob to this world but as far as I can tell most seikos are made with shock resistant settings for the gems. The simple older models are just as durable as the new. So if its real and it works you will have a great watch.
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I'm sure the shock protection of any Grand Seiko will exceed any day-to-day knocks and scrapes. However the watch you're looking at is not one for the harsh conflicts of life, more suited to the subtle conflicts of a social or business occasion. If you expect the watch to take a bit of rough & tumble, then a quartz diver or even a G-shock would be the way to go.

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A Grand Seiko isn't a watch to knock around. It is shock resistant, but it is also a very fine tuned time piece. If you want a mechanical to knock around, then I would say the 6309 and 7009 are 2 of the toughest movements out there. A quartz would be the choice if you just want a watch that can take a beating. I've had my 7A28 since new in 83 and I put that thing through hell. It still runs great after servicing it last year.
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