Grand Seiko GMT Spring Drive Limited of 600 Stainless Steel Red 44mm Dial Bracelet SBGE245 - PRE OWNED

Grand Seiko GMT Spring Drive Limited of 600 Stainless Steel Red 44mm Dial Bracelet SBGE245 - PRE OWNED

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INFORMATION

Condition
Used
Box/Papers
Box & Papers
Brand
Grand Seiko
Production Year
Current Production
Model Number
SBGE245
Series
Spring Drive Limited of 600
Model Year
Current Model

CASE

Crown
Screw Down
Bezel
Stainless Steel
Movement
Automatic
Material
Stainless Steel
Case Size
41 mm

DIAL

Dial Type
Analog
Dial Color
Red
Dial Markers
Index
Hands
Luminous

BRACELET

Band Material
Stainless Steel
Clasp
Fold-Over Clasp
Bracelet
Steel Bracelet

ADDITIONAL INFO

Watch Style
Sports Watch
Gender
Men's
Country of Manufacture
Japan
Complication
Power Reserve
Water Resistance
100 Meters (330 Feet)
 

Description

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Huge, absolutely gigantic, from the two to eight o'clock position, easier to measure using the bezel because that's the largest part of this case. As you can see, it sort of flares outward, right? So same distance from the ten to four. Well, actually not quite because the crown does get in the way, but the two to eight position is usually what I measure, easier to measure that way. So it's 44 millimeters like that. 14.7 millimeters thick, quite a chunker actually, and certainly quite a chunker it is in every aspect, but it certainly has a lot of function as well. It's what they call a dual time. It's actually technically a triple time and I'll show you in just a moment how that works, but starting off again, this case, stainless steel made with their own version of polishing called Zaratsu where they polish this by using the side of a rotating wheel and done entirely by hand. So all of this finishing done perfectly to specification sharp, but not your painful edges, certainly nice and pronounced high polish along the sides with a sand brush finishing on the front of this case covered up by this bezel, of course, but you can see it on the front of these lugs, very nicely done and gives a very nice sort of overall glowing look to this case. Sitting on the front of this case and probably being the largest portion of it, it is the sort of bi-directional rotatable GMT 24 hour bezel matching that of the dial. It's sort of a brownish color. I like to call a sort of a plum color because it's a little warm of a brown color. And as you can see all the style, it's much easier to see as well with the... of subtle sun ray finishing as well. Okay. Now taking a look at how all this works, now. Basically part of it is the crown functions, but first, a little bit closer look at the style, you do have the defend style hands, and also there's a luminescence on these index markers as well, especially the, you know, nine, six, twelve, three, and so forth. There's also a dial aperture or a date aperture, sorry, There's also a dial aperture or a date aperture, sorry, at the four o'clock position a little bit unorthodox, but if you're used to seeing tutor watches the black days, that won't be too new there. You also have the winding crown corresponding to the position of that date wheel, so quite good from Seiko there. Also taking a look again at this case, something I forgot to mention. This is also a limited edition model, one of 600 here. So the edition number printed on the back in a nice sandblasted type of finish, sand brush finishing as well with all of setting brush finish as well with all of the information printed on there, nice and easy to read. A little hard for the camera to pick up, but it's certainly there Flood-resistant down to, I believe a hundred meters or 330 feet. So you can take this well, certainly surface swim-able. I wouldn't take it any further than that, actually, no, sorry. My notes say here, the water resistance is 200 meters or 660 feet. So actually quite good from Seiko there. This is certainly again within the sport collection. I wouldn't expect anything less than that. So that makes a lot more sense. Now again, onto how this all works. Taking a look at the winding crown here, simply unwind it at the four o'clock position. This allows you to wind the watch and by extension the spring drive there, a little bit more on that when I get to the movement portion of this video, but you can simply wind it and you can see the spring drive needle start to move downward as it gains charge. All right. Pull the crown out to the next position. This allows you to then move the hour hand as is typical of GMT style watches, by extension you can then also set the date by moving it past midnight. So there's no issue there. It's rather easy. The date is not the quickest of quick sets, but it sets rather quickly in this manner, pull the crown out to the final position, and you can then move the mid-head and and you can then move the mid hint and by extension also at this 24 hour GMT hand. Alright, and so you can actually use this to set the time for your second time zone and sweeps once every 24 hours as indicated by this bi-directional rotatable bezel, if you keep it fixed at the 12 o'clock position, you can just set it to, you know, any sort of position that you want. So let's say the second time zone we're keeping track of will be, let's say it's eight o'clock So let's move the GMT hand to the eight o'clock position, So let's move the GMT hand to the eight o'clock position as it is pointing beyond that seconds and minutes track on the dial, it points to the hour indicator on the bezel Say it's 08:10 in the morning there. And the local time, let's say it's ten AM. All right! So would you keep track of a third time zone? Well, simply just rotate the bezel. There, now it's noon where at the third time zone There, now it's noon where at the third time zone that I'm keeping track of, and I find to go back to my second time zone, I can just set the zero hour marker back to 12. Nice and easy. So that's three times zones in one, they call this a dual time. I say it's a triple time, right? So all of this, with the functionality, at least on the inside working, it's all done in part, well, not in part, but entirely using the caliber 9R66 Can't see it through the case back, but because you do have to, you know, print the edition number, have the Grand Seiko logo with that lion, that very nicely done set, sort of sandblasted finish on there, on the inside, you have the 9R66, basically it's a spring drive movement. The base spring drive movement, the 9R65, the 66 pushes it and gives it the 24 hour hand. As you can see that large yellow tipped hand as well, allowing it to keep track of 24 hours with one sweep instead of 12 hours, as the hour hand would do. This allows you to have the second time zone. It also has a power reserve of 72 hours. So you can set this down on a Friday evening, pick it back up on a Monday morning, ready to conduct business, no need to wind the watch. And certainly with that power indicator, you can see how much power you have left. You'll know that it's three days that this thing can sit around if you so desire, but it's a steel lunch. You can wear it anywhere. You can wear this, literally anywhere, even down to 200 meters below sea level. Now take a look at the.. Actually one more thing before I move on to the bracelet, take a look at this. The luminescence of this watch is actually quite impressive. It's actually better than what I would expect from even a Rolex GMT master two where even the numbers light up on this dial, you don't get the intermediary hours, but that's good enough because you can still see your second time zone clearly indicated by the GMT hand, as well as disposal, which again, you can rotate. So you, you have, you know, at least two hours or two different time zones that you can keep track of just using the bezel alone and you'll save your local time signified by the defend hands also glowing, very brightly as well. And it's very long lasting. I set this down last night and it just didn't stop blowing. So very, very good from Grand Seiko there. Now onto the bracelet again, integrated bracelet, nothing too new here from the Grand Seiko collection, you have a five-piece link going across the sort of second and fourth links being a high polish. Yes, these are actually separated from the intermediary link, it's not one big chunky link. It's actually three pieces in there, but they do connect to each other very nicely and cleanly. So they won't be falling apart. If you were to size this using the screw system here. Now you have a sand brush finishing on the odd numbered links, first, middle, and the outer with a high polish along the sides giving it a very nice glowy look kind of like an omega, but you certainly, you have that nice Japanese style finishing on there, sand brush finishing on that class with a high polish on a GS for that logo sandblasted behind it. Lots of detail in this thing, you also have the double button deployment system. So you have to press in both sides to actually open the class and doing so you have this nice button feature in there, it keeps it very nice and secure. It won't accidentally open. There's no way that it will accidentally open unless you actually press in both sides, literally in order to open it, you also have the fold-over class. So it's very nice from them as well. Sand brush finishing, on that class too, while I'm here. I can actually give it a try on the wrist, show you how it wears on a seven inch wrist, 18 centimeters in circumference and certainly 44 millimeters it's comically large. I can... On my monitor, I don't even see the bracelet on 12 o'clock, just a tiny bit of the integrated portion on the six o'clock. So if I were to move this down, I would only get one side or the other barely if I get both. All right. So if you, if you have a larger wrist, this will certainly fit you much better, but you know, taking a look at it, the side profile of this case, the form factor, it actually fits my wrist perfectly. So it could actually go on a wrist as small as say, even six inches, but I probably wouldn't go smaller than that because this thing would be even larger on you. It's already large on me, but you know, that's what this watch is all about. It's a sports watch it's made to be large. It won't fit under suit cuff all that easily, especially with that flaring of that bezel. You're not gonna to get under a suit cuff easily or at all, really. suit jacket, certainly. And even with all this large and in charge business here, it gives it a very easy to read, look, easy to use. And as long as you know how to use it, it's incredibly easy to use. And I already showed you in this video. So I don't need to show you again. And you know, they do say that this is a brown dial, but to me it looks more like a plum because again, it looks more warm than sort of a neutral brown and brown, I think by nature is already a warm color. So this is the warmest brown I've ever seen. It looks more plum than anything else. And it gives a better sort of sense of coloration if you think about it that way, and I quite like this myself, a bit subtle when it comes to the coloration, but still elegant and classy with all of the function included. So enough of what I think, what do you guys think about this watch? Let us know down in the comments below, be sure to like this video, if you liked it then be sure to subscribe, if you haven't already, hit the bell notification, so you can be notified when we go live with another video like this one. And as always, if you'd like to purchase this watch limited to only 600 worldwide. We have one right here in our office. 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