Grand Seiko SBGR095, the re-make of the 62GS: Four for Melodrama

For 2015, one highly collectible Grand Seiko piece is the re-make of the 62GS which was first introduced in 1967. The new family member to the Grand Seiko Historical Collection is what the brand terms the “reborn 62GS” because it is “… as faithful to its original as possible,” says Yukinori Kato of Seiko Watch Corporation. Three versions are available: … More

Seiko Presage SARX019: Simplicity at its best

For a three-hand mechanical wristwatch, Seiko’s Presage SARX019 in steel ranks high on our list. What is noteworthy about this model is that it features an enamel dial. Like the SARX011 100th Anniversary model (also with an enamel dial) that celebrates the introduction of the first Seiko wristwatch in 1913 (that had the “Laurel” branding on its dial), the SARX019 … More

Grand Seiko SBGA109 Spring Drive in titanium – 10th Anniversary Limited Edition: Spot the lion and the differences

Among the limited editions launched by Seiko to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Spring Drive will be the Grand Seiko SBGA111 Spring Drive in stainless steel and the SBGA109 Spring Drive in titanium. Like the SBGA111, the Grand Seiko SBGA109 Spring Drive in titanium shown above is equipped with the Calibre 9R15 Spring Drive movement which has 72 hours … More

Grand Seiko SBGA111 Spring Drive 10th Anniversary Limited Edition in stainless steel: Celebrating Spring

When Seiko’s Spring Drive was first launched at the 2005 BaselWorld watch fair, it was hailed as the brand’s most important movement after the famed Astron quartz watch of 1969. While timing in a mechanical watch is regulated by the escapement, this is not the case for Seiko’s Spring Drive. There is no escapement in the Spring Drive; rather timing … More