|09-08-2019, 07:53 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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FS: Grand Seiko SBGF021 8J56 with GS Box and Papers, $1200 USD
Up for sale is Grand Seiko SBGF021 with Grand Seiko box and the original papers (dated May 02, 2003). The watch was manufactured in in Dec 2002, but is still in beautiful condition, showing little sign of usage (a few light scratches on the body/bracelet and on inner lugs when changing to straps).
I bought this watch about 2 years ago from a store in Japan. The original owner took good care of it and I did not use it much, either (wore it probably 15 times). It has been sitting in the box for a while.
The 8J56 movement features an independent hourly hand which is very useful when traveling to a different time zone or switching between “daylight saving time” and “standard time”.
Seiko did a fantastic job in AR coatings (better than Citizen Chronomaster, in my opinion) - the crystal sometime appears “not” there – see photos #3 and #4. The dial shows some kind of wavy patterns when the light comes with an angle – see photos #9 and #10.
The watch gains about 4 seconds a month off wrist, which is a bit outside of its specifications when new (2 seconds/month off wrist). Not too bad for a ~17 years old watch - a slight drift in quartz frequency due to aging plus changes in the environment? Accuracy in expected to improve when wearing it 8 hours a day per the specifications in the last photo.
Case size 38mm from 2 o’clock to 8 o’clock. Lug size 19mm.
I am asking $1200 UDS, shipping to CONUS. Paypal only.
Any questions, please PM me. I am located in Michigan, USA.
Last edited by junlon; 09-19-2019 at 05:34 PM.