Finally bought my first luxury watch!

After nearly 3 months of researching and trying on various watches, I finally pulled the trigger on the Grand Seiko SLGA009. Must have looked over 30 watches and in the end, went back to Grand Seiko. The dial, the case design, and the spring drive movement are simply too mesmerizing to resist.聽

Couple of things I realized after owning it for a week:

  • You can look at all the videos you want on YouTube and understand the nuances and how the watch shines etc, the moment you actually hold it and put it on your wrist, it still blows my mind.聽
  • I might have to buy some clothes that are not t-shirts or sweatpants...
  • This really is quite a "stupid" hobby. We are essentially throwing money away on this little piece of jewelry that tells time (some more accurately than others, but none more accurate than our phones lol)
  • If we are being honest with ourselves, buying a watch really shouldn't be considered an investment (maybe buying a Rolex? can you actually get one though?). BUT, man does it make me happy looking down at that dial 馃槀
  • I want another one now...聽

PS: it certainly helps that when I was taking a vacation in Barcelona, the local AD gave me a small discount on top of the tax free 馃槈

Congrats!

I'm going to Barcelona in September for a wedding. 聽Maybe that local AD can hook me up? 聽馃槣

HotWatchChick69

Congrats!

I'm going to Barcelona in September for a wedding. 聽Maybe that local AD can hook me up? 聽馃槣

Haha, I'm sure he can. It's the AD on La Rambla.聽

Beautiful watch.聽
Call me corny but I want to believe that if it makes you happy and it's not putting anyone through financial hardship, you are not throwing money away馃榾

Great choice. Congrats馃憣

Awesome choice! 聽I've already got one GS...and am on the hunt for the second.

Congrats. A beautiful watch that should hold its value quite nicely. Consider it a real assets inflation hedge that you can wear!

Grand seiko white berch absolutely stunning face now your a 100% a committed watch collector haha..congrats聽

That鈥檚 one beautiful watch you got there馃槏

congrats!

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Congratulations!

Congratulations, that's a real beauty. I think @Nick99 hit the nail on the head - sounds to me like money well spent. If a watch (or any other non essential 聽material possession for that matter) doesn't bring you joy, what's the point in having it?聽

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Congratulations!

LOL, it sure looks a bit odd when I am wearing a graphic tee with a nice white dialed watch聽

What an absolutely gorgeous watch. If it lights you up inside when you look at it then it's the right choice 馃憣

Damn! Love the power reserve on the movement. Beautiful touch.

jason_recliner

Damn! Love the power reserve on the movement. Beautiful touch.

For sure man, I think it makes much more sense than having it in the front. You don't need to know how much power it has when you are wearing it and you can always take a quick peek before wearing.聽

Very nice. Agree about the power reserve.

Such a beautiful watch. I agree with so much above and really want to emphasize your first point because it hasn鈥檛 been yet. Today I went to the Windup Watch Fair and watches that I thought were amazing based on photos and videos I saw online were even more amazing in person as they played with the light moving around in my hand and on my wrist. That Grand Seiko of yours is gorgeous on my screen, but I鈥檓 sure its even more gorgeous in your possession. Enjoy!