GS Bond St Karesansui

Had a chance to visit the new Grand Seiko boutique on New Bond Street in London. Two storeys - GS on the Ground Floor and Seiko on the 1st Floor. Even a few JDMs were there too. The staff were very friendly and happy to chat. Had the opportunity to try this on too: ‘Karesansui’ SBGY029. Limited to 50 pieces and exclusive to the boutique. 

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I finally found the new boutique today. Tried it on. A really great size. 

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Looks good. I'm just waiting for @JaeBust to buy one for his collection.

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WatchYourIntruder

I finally found the new boutique today. Tried it on. A really great size. 

Did you try winding it (like I did)? 😂

Did you like the boutique?

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Wow beautiful! Nothing like this in Los Angeles.  I'll bet the shop was beautiful too

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Chunghauphoto

Did you try winding it (like I did)? 😂

Did you like the boutique?

The service guy stopped me when I tried to pull the crown out😀Very friendly staff. I didn’t go downstairs. I went to the Knightsbridge boutique first ( after Harrods where I recruited a new member).

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TimeJunkie

Wow beautiful! Nothing like this in Los Angeles.  I'll bet the shop was beautiful too

Oh really? Pretty big market not to have a boutique. The pieces were well organised and were available to be taken out to be shown to any client at their request - although that sounds like a minimum requirement, it’s not always the case. It certainly felt like people would be welcome and chat about watches

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WatchYourIntruder

The service guy stopped me when I tried to pull the crown out😀Very friendly staff. I didn’t go downstairs. I went to the Knightsbridge boutique first ( after Harrods where I recruited a new member).

Ah well done! Could be a ‘Recruiter’ or ‘Headhunter’ badge be in the works…😉

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Chunghauphoto

Oh really? Pretty big market not to have a boutique. The pieces were well organised and were available to be taken out to be shown to any client at their request - although that sounds like a minimum requirement, it’s not always the case. It certainly felt like people would be welcome and chat about watches

There is a boutique in Beverly Hills. It's small and I'm not a fan of the area at all. Just a lot of flexing Instagram posers and people taking themselves far too seriously. There's a new crime element that sucks as well. My hope is that Grand Seiko will open something in a less conspicuous area. 

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TimeJunkie

There is a boutique in Beverly Hills. It's small and I'm not a fan of the area at all. Just a lot of flexing Instagram posers and people taking themselves far too seriously. There's a new crime element that sucks as well. My hope is that Grand Seiko will open something in a less conspicuous area. 

That sounds awful. Unfortunately we have the crime element here too

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Great watch! I also visited the store yesterday. My favorite is the SGBY007. Absolute beauty. 

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Martin2roude

Great watch! I also visited the store yesterday. My favorite is the SGBY007. Absolute beauty. 

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I REALLY like this too. Great to see the Spring Drive in smaller and thinner cases

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Chunghauphoto

I REALLY like this too. Great to see the Spring Drive in smaller and thinner cases

100%. I have pretty small wrist and this 38.5mm case is just perfect for me. And having the power reserve at the back makes the dial even more beautiful

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Can’t wait to visit the new store, sounds great and definitely a better location IMO.

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peterlewis

Can’t wait to visit the new store, sounds great and definitely a better location IMO.

If you go via the Elizabeth Line then coming out of the Hanover Sq exit means you’re about a minute’s walk from it via the new office/retail office block

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Might have to go take a look in the new year — especially considering I quite like JDM stuff. 
(Early on in this hobby, I was both amazed and annoyed to find out you could get Sapphire crystals on certain Citizen Eco-drives. Would have saved me a bomb in Polywatch at that time.)