Grand Seiko SBGA413 Shunbun Spring is now my ... sports watch?

Well, not exactly.    However on my last run I looked down around a mile in and saw THIS dial hidden under my sleeve.   Forgot I was wearing it so it came along for the duration.   (I use an Apple Watch on the right wrist)

Another nod to how much I love the lightweight wrist feel titanium brings.  Or rather lack of wrist feel.    This watch gets tons of praise on this forum, but still can't get over how well it wears as an everyday piece.  

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It's my almost beater. It's been beaten to hell. I wear it for almost every circumstance. Except riding a bicycle. I already gave a G-Shock road rash. Fortunately the Grand Seiko was in a bag. It's remarkable how robust Grand Seiko and Spring Drives are.

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wilfried

It's my almost beater. It's been beaten to hell. I wear it for almost every circumstance. Except riding a bicycle. I already gave a G-Shock road rash. Fortunately the Grand Seiko was in a bag. It's remarkable how robust Grand Seiko and Spring Drives are.

What a great sport watch to have! How do you guys feel about titanium case and bracelet? Wanted to know your experience as ive heard a lot of people dont like how light it is.

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Kharisds

What a great sport watch to have! How do you guys feel about titanium case and bracelet? Wanted to know your experience as ive heard a lot of people dont like how light it is.

The titanium bracelet on the 413 is the first metal  I've ever been able to wear comfortably.   Mainly because of the lightness as I often forget I have it on the wrist.      But it’s a personal preference as others prefer a little weight on the wrist.  

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Kharisds

What a great sport watch to have! How do you guys feel about titanium case and bracelet? Wanted to know your experience as ive heard a lot of people dont like how light it is.

I don’t get people thinking light equals cheap. The 413 was the first titanium watch I tried on, and I thought, man, I can never go back to steel. Grand Seiko “high intensity” titanium (I think it’s just grade 5) is harder than steel, and from experience, it is more scratch resistant (but it will scratch, so at the end of the day it probably doesn’t matter). Now that I have a steel GS, the titanium is slightly darker, though you would hardly know without comparing side by side, and it doesn’t quite glint the same way in the light. I’m all for titanium.

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That's quite an endorsement!  Love a light watch.  I go with a Garmin 930 for running, no watch for serious biking as the computer shows time.  

I'm mulling over the 413 but tortured on it's price, it would be by far my biggest watch investment ever.  😕

BTW What's your best mile time?  (my best from recent history is a 4:45)