Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Stainless Steel Blue 40mm Dial Bracelet SBGH273 - BRAND NEW

Grand Seiko Heritage Collection Stainless Steel Blue 40mm Dial Bracelet SBGH273 - BRAND NEW

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Brand New
Box & Papers
Grand Seiko
Production Year
Current Production
Model Number
Grand Seiko Heritage Collection
Model Year
Current Model


Screw Down
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Case Size
40 mm


Dial Type
Date at
3 o’clock
Dial Color
Dial Markers


Band Material
Stainless Steel
Fold-Over Clasp
Steel Bracelet


Watch Style
Sports Watch
Country of Manufacture
Power Reserve
Water Resistance
100 Meters (330 Feet)


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And the autumnal skies are sort of clouded over with, well, clouds with moonlight shining through it. The other three models being Shunbun or the early spring signifying the blossoming of cherry blossoms, the Rikka, which is the early summer, showing all the greenery of Japan as well as Taisetsu, which is the deep depths of winter in which, you know, you get the, what is known as muki, the freshly fallen snow. This one falls somewhere in the middle, also known as Shubun the autumnal Equinox. And so when it comes to that signification, it's all in the dial here. But anyway, I digress. we'll be going over this case, the dial, the crown functions, as well as the bracelet and the movement. I'll be giving you my thoughts on all of this throughout the video. Now, starting off with this case. We have a 40 millimeter case size from finger to thumb. That's the two to eight o'clock position or the 10 to four o'clock position, same distance, 40 millimeters, nice standard when it comes to a larger size of watch, generally for men. It's about 12, just under 13 millimeters, I measured 12.9 millimeters thick from the Sapphire crystal to Sapphire crystallize. You can see there's a Sapphire crystal on back with the Grand Seiko lion logo as well. Now, taking a look at the finishing here, we have what they call a Zaratzu polishing technique, which means that they make it so that all of the high Polish and all of the surfaces on here are actually incredibly smooth without any irregularities or bumps in them, along with the very, very finely made hairlines or what we known as satin brush finishing on these accents here. All right, so as you can see, they're different, There are many different bevels to each portion of this case if you look at how these lugs are set up, there's three bevels all sort of condensed within each other or condensed right next to each other, very nicely set up and made perfectly to standard. And if you take a look at this case, note that there is no bezel, and that is actually part of the 62GS modern re-interpretation, began in 1967, the 62GS actually shows a bezel free case. So you only have case and then crystal directly on there, no need for the superlatives on there. All right, now taking a look again at this dial, this is what is known as the Shubun, or the autumnal Equinox. So you see the texture of this dial very much mimics that of the dark clouds of autumn during the autumn night, with the seconds hand being a nice yellow gold, as well as the grand Seiko logo at the 12 o'clock position, all those sort of evocative of the Moonlight shining through the night sky, also known as tsukiyo, or yo-tsuki being the moon. All right, all of that shining through you have also, 18 karat white gold index hour marks made to be polished such that you can actually see them at any angle, regardless, as long as you have light on them. Now, let me also demonstrate that there is actually no luminescence on them, so keep that in mind. All right. But even in low light situations, there's hardly any light here, I can still read the time, just fine with my eyes at least. the camera's struggling a little bit, but you know, that's just technology. Your eyes are actually a smarter tool to see things, okay. Would you like to focus? There we go. All right so, onto the functions of this watch, you have the winding crown at three o'clock position, at this base position, you can just simply wind the watch manually using this crown. So if you're at a dead stop, about 20 to 30 full winds is all you need to get to the full power reserve. Rather simple there. Pull it out to the next position. You can then advance the date by one, it's about a quarter turn to advance the date and you have the nice, easy to read date aperture in white background with black text. Serif I believe, it looks like serif text on that those date numbers. And if you find yourself on the 30th of the month, and tomorrow is the first of the next month, just simply rotate it once. Let the hour hand sweep past midnight, and you'll be on the first of the next month, nice and easy. Pull the crown out to the final position. Note that the seconds hand does in fact stop, giving you that hacking function. So you can then place the minute hand precisely wherever it needs to go based on the position of that seconds hand. Wait for it to align with an atomic clock and press the crown back in, screw it back tightly against the case to ensure up to a hundred meters of water resistance or 330 feet below sea level. And also keep in mind that the way that the seconds hand works, it doesn't look like it's even ticking. It looks like it's sweeping very, very smoothly, and that is due to the high beat rate, the 36,000 vibrations per hour, or in other words, I believe it's a six Hertz watch. So if you look very closely at that seconds hand, you can barely tell that it's ticking. It looks like it's sweeping much more smoothly than even a Rolex or, even the higher end Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe. But anyway, what makes all of that work? It is the 9S85 movement caliber made in Japan. The Seiko caliber. You can see it through the case back, although the lion does cover up a little bit of it. You have the nice Côtes de Genève almost sort of type of finishing on that movement, a little bit harder to see at this angle, but trying to get it nicely here. Maybe if I can open up the clasp, you can see it a bit better. Okay. So you have that beating at 3000, 36,000 vibrations per hour. You have a approximately 55 hours of power reserve, and it has a, an accuracy of plus five to minus three seconds per day when you leave it alone or during normal wear plus eight to minus one seconds per day, so you have, you'd rather have your watch run a little bit faster than slower because it's better to be there early than to be a little bit late. And certainly when it comes to precision, if you've ever been to the country of Japan, you would know that they put precision first, if you have ever ridden a train, it's on time to the very second, not off by a few seconds, it's to the second. And that's just due to how tightly, and so precisely everything runs there. And Grand Seiko is no exception to that. When it comes to all of this working together, it's an extremely high precision timepiece. And looking at this time piece, at least this framing, at least, when we were looking at the bracelet, you have an alternation of satin brush finishing and high polish on these links, three-piece links, but almost made to look like their five-piece links with these high polished portions outlining the center intermediate link. All right, there's a nice gentle taper down as well. Very hard to see. Beyond a certain point and actually does not taper, but that's so gradual, It's actually hard to see. All satin brush finish on this buckle here with the GS Grand Seiko logo. You have the double button deployment system. So simply press both end to open it up. You have the fold over clasp, nice and satin brush finished on the inside. Giving a very distinct look. While we're here, I can actually try it on, give you my thoughts as to how it wears on the wrist. Now, keep in mind that this clasp, this buckle is a little bit different because of the way that it deploys, it uses the button system without actually having to rely on, you know, the curvature of a beak or hook or anything. This is an actual plug that actually snaps in to place and is definitely held together by the use of these two push buttons, all right? All right, now looking at it on the wrist, this one's a little bit big for me in terms of the bracelet. Well, and also a little bit big for me in terms of the case size, although it does wear a bit smaller than 40, it feels like a 38 or 37 millimeter, definitely bigger than 36, but certainly I do get a tiny bit of framing of the integrated bracelet, 12 o'clock and six o'clock signs, but it's all about the dial on this one. When it comes to the 40 millimeters, dial takes the cake. All right, and when it comes to the overall framing or the overall weight at at least, you can definitely feel that you have something on your wrist. It's certainly lighter than a Rolex, at least when it comes to the weight, interestingly enough, but it does have that same general overall feel. You have the sort of Dauphine style hands, the counter weighted, seconds hand, all center mounted, and it makes it a very easy to read dial, as long as you have light, and certainly very distinctive as well. Evocative of that Vernal Equinox, if you've ever been to Japan around like the late September time of the year, you'll definitely know what I mean. This is very much what it's like in late September. All right, and when it comes to the, you know, the overall value of this watch, it's actually, it runs around the same price range as what you would find for an Omega, or maybe even less than that. We have it for, on our site, for a much less than retail. So check it out, click the link in the description below to see the price on this one. And anyway, I'd love hear your thoughts on this watch. Would you pick up this one? Maybe the cherry blossom version of the Vernal Equinox? or the green summer version, or the white winter version? Or maybe you'd want to get something else? Maybe does any other watch company exceed the precision of grand Seiko, let us know down in the comments below. Be sure to like this video, if you learned something and be sure to subscribe, hit that 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, or any other watch, limited edition like this one, used, discontinued, or even, you know, a brand new standard edition watch, we can get them for you at our website links in the description below where you can get any of these watches for the lowest price possible anywhere online. Take care, and we'll see you in the next video.