first vid I've seen on the 2 new GS models

Hello my 'crunch family!

Hope your weekend is off the races with a glass of beer and a bowl of chips.

I've been skulking around the interwebs trying to get a better idea of the new Iwate sky based models SGBH311 (sea of clouds) and SBGR325 (light blue sunray).

IMHO - The cloudy model gets the better movement and looks like it will really pop when up close, kinda like 413/443.   The blue sunray will pop from a distance, like anything else that looks Tiffany-ish

Found this vid of a British Viking who has a couple of these models in dummy watch form.  Most of the vid is chatty and dull, skip around.  

So no movement in these but still much easier to get a feel for the dial, rotor, overall look and finishing with video.  Limited run of each BTW.  

I shan't be getting either of them😒  but if more funds for fun were available to me, I'd lean toward the sea of clouds I think.

https://.youtube.com/watch?v=KqdesErA2-4

·

GS has so many releases these days that I'm always just waiting for something to really wow me before I take the plunge again.

These look lovely. They always do!  But they don't move me...yet 

I'm such a dilettante 🤣🤣🤣

·

They look nice, but not anything that has got my heart racing!

·

@HotWatchChick69 and @Edge168n - yup, with y‘all on this 

I’m not fully sold yet either, at least till I see a couple of properly effusive reviews or have seen in person. 

1400 isn’t a big production run however, so cloudy mc cloud face may disappear quick if it’s a hit 

·
Fieldwalker

@HotWatchChick69 and @Edge168n - yup, with y‘all on this 

I’m not fully sold yet either, at least till I see a couple of properly effusive reviews or have seen in person. 

1400 isn’t a big production run however, so cloudy mc cloud face may disappear quick if it’s a hit 

One thing I've learned about grand Seiko is that given enough time, even the limited editions end up not being that limited. I suspect we'll find these back on the market used in great condition in 18 months at agreeable prices.

·
Edge168n

One thing I've learned about grand Seiko is that given enough time, even the limited editions end up not being that limited. I suspect we'll find these back on the market used in great condition in 18 months at agreeable prices.

Almost always true! - but some of the epic peacocks like OG Kirazuri, Ryusendo, Suwa …etc  have gone all Rolexy 💵🚀on us 

Annoyingly, I’m an epic peacock sort of guy. 🤪😉

·

In 4 years, it will be the 30 year anniversary for the Spring Drive movement. I'll wait for the "limited edition" for that one. 😜

·

You’ve gotta be kidding me 

Image

https://www.fratellowatches.com/the-new-grand-seiko-slga021-joins-the-evolution-9-collection/#gref
 

… and to think i was set on a Cartier Santos this year…..

·
M.addd

You’ve gotta be kidding me 

Image

https://www.fratellowatches.com/the-new-grand-seiko-slga021-joins-the-evolution-9-collection/#gref
 

… and to think i was set on a Cartier Santos this year…..

And not limited?!  Yup, can’t wait to see that in person😍😃