I think I'm in love... with an ugly watch - trading in my Omega Aqua Terra & Planet Ocean Titanium for the hideous GS SBGC249

Guys,

Okay, this is a little off color, but Fleming & John released “Ugly Girl” in 1999, and I think it perfectly sums up my feelings about the Grand Seiko SBGC249.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5YVilqCFSo

When I saw you at the grocery store
You were sharing a shopping cart with her
And I couldn't turn and run away
I didn't know what to say
You introduced us for the first time
And I had to look her in the eye
But you could not imagine my surprise
Can't you see you're leaving me for an ugly girl

Does she talk politics and all the stuff that used to make me sick
Does she smoke cigars and stay up late oh, she's so great
Does she tell you what you want to hear
And I bet that she can grow a beard
I'd feel better thinking you were queer
It's not fair I can't compare to an ugly girl

Ha ha ha, the joke's on me
I feel jealous and I feel mean
Is she so nice that it makes up for her face there's no way
Do you have to keep your eyes closed
Do you have to keep the lights down low
Oh I bet you wish you had a blindfold can't you see
You're leaving me for an ugly girl

Look at it!  It’s a f*cking monstrosity!  This is one ugly watch!

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And yet…

  • Spring Drive with accuracy of +/- 10 seconds per month and 72-hours power reserve
  • Chronograph
  • GMT
  • High-intensity titanium construction
  • Evolution 9 case design
  • Sapphire bezel insert, in awesome deep blue
  • And, most importantly…  look at that lume!!!
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I’ll tell ya, the first time I laid eyes on a GS diver, I was disgusted.  I didn’t know why.  They looked great…  except…  what was it that just didn’t look right?  Totally recognizable, and yet…  something was just slightly off about them.  Like this…

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And then I realized that they all had cathedral hands, with strange proportions!  Look at that!  It’s hideous!

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And yet…  I fell in love, somehow.  The SBGA463 is now one of my favorite watches!

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The Aqua Terra?  Gorgeous.  Perfectly proportioned.  Beautiful lyre lugs.  It can be dressed up, dressed down, it’s got 150M of water resistance.  It’s the perfect GADA watch.  The Planet Ocean Titanium?  The perfect sports watch. It’s big, bold, brash, yet surprisingly wearable, due to the lightweight titanium construction.  Moreover, the applied indices and the hands are highly polished and beautiful against the matte grey / silver dial.

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But, I did it.  I traded them in for the ugly monster that is the GS SBGC249.  

So, what are we left with then?  In my mind’s eye, I imagine the Aqua Terra or the Planet Ocean as the narrator in the song, “Ugly Girl.”  

"Can't you see you're leaving me for an ugly girl?” 

...followed by the blinding insight, 

"It's not fair I can't compare to an ugly girl.”  

If he had left her for a woman more beautiful than she, she could stomach it, right?  But, this new girl is ugly.  So, the narrator can only come to one conclusion - this new girl must be amazing!  This new girl must be nice and he really must love her!

And, that’s the thing about the SBGC249.  It’s so ugly, that if you buy it, it must be a case of true love, no?

What do you think?  Am I a complete idiot?  Should I have stuck with the beautiful?  I’ll tell ya, I’ve known people who have optimized for beauty in all things they own, and sometimes the results just ain’t pretty.  

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[I mean, it didn’t do them any good, now did it?]  

Yeah, feel free to roast me.  That’s fine.  Tell me I’m an idiot.  But, you can’t deny true love!

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A change in username has changed you. Shame on @Deeperblue for this. 

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Bro, Looks like the transition IS happening…😜 Okay, jokes aside, I LOVE the dial! The chronograph, the seconds sub-dial, the power reserve, It’s kinda busy but Not busy at the same time. And I am a sucker for blue. Not because of the hype but just happen to love blue. One observation is that the case looks quite large. But then it looks great on your wrist!!! Congratulations! Its worth it!
Congratz! 

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UnholiestJedi

A change in username has changed you. Shame on @Deeperblue for this. 

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Too funny!  Yeah, just the other day, someone said, "Oh, are you getting rid of all your Omegas and going full Seiko?"  And I was like, "No!  I gotta keep my Omegas so I can continue to pretend to be James Bond."  Well, unfortunately, I'm breaking a cardinal rule, apparently.

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Jt0909

Bro, Looks like the transition IS happening…😜 Okay, jokes aside, I LOVE the dial! The chronograph, the seconds sub-dial, the power reserve, It’s kinda busy but Not busy at the same time. And I am a sucker for blue. Not because of the hype but just happen to love blue. One observation is that the case looks quite large. But then it looks great on your wrist!!! Congratulations! Its worth it!
Congratz! 

Oh, damn!  Those aren't my photos!  I guess I should learn to give credit or something.  Those all come from this article...

https://monochrome-watches.com/grand-seiko-evolution-9-chronograph-spring-drive-15th-anniversary-sbgc249-hands-on-price/

Dude, I have no idea how to take photos.  Here's my absolute best photography skills:

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UnholiestJedi

A change in username has changed you. Shame on @Deeperblue for this. 

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Don't blame me for this! 

In my head HotWatchChick69 was the kind of classy lady that would ask her sugar daddy for a cute little Omega Constellation, not that dogs dinner of a Grand Seiko!

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HotWatchChick69

Oh, damn!  Those aren't my photos!  I guess I should learn to give credit or something.  Those all come from this article...

https://monochrome-watches.com/grand-seiko-evolution-9-chronograph-spring-drive-15th-anniversary-sbgc249-hands-on-price/

Dude, I have no idea how to take photos.  Here's my absolute best photography skills:

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Oops I assumed you already got the watch! Show us some pics when you receive the watch! 

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When @HotWatchChick69 asked me my opinion of this watch, I told him that it was just as ugly as he described but that with watches like that there's a certain refuge in audacity. 

Its so ugly and so over the top that it's GOT to work.

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Jt0909

Oops I assumed you already got the watch! Show us some pics when you receive the watch! 

Arriving tomorrow!!!

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Deeperblue

Don't blame me for this! 

In my head HotWatchChick69 was the kind of classy lady that would ask her sugar daddy for a cute little Omega Constellation, not that dogs dinner of a Grand Seiko!

I think I've told this story before, but I have an employee who is, I think, 30 or so.  She makes a lot of money.  And she also likes fashion.  I bought everyone on our team a fake Rolex last Christmas.  She was over the moon!  And then we started talking about fake handbags.  

Me:  Yo, you make enough that you can totally buy real handbags.  Why are you buying Chinese knockoffs?

Her:  Well, if you're my age, some people will make assumptions about how I got such an expensive handbag

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Had never occurred to me!  The whole sugar baby / sugar daddy thing is a thing!

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I’m surprised you even told anybody about this deal.

Ugly watches are like fat chicks and mopeds.  They are totally fun but you don’t want your friends to see you with them. 

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You traded in more Omegas for GS? 
 

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It looks a bit like a Casio I used to have and I don't know if you've noticed but it's got 4 hands not 3 like what proper watches have. Good fu@king luck with that👍

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im aware that every person taste is change as the time goes by. and you should follow and buy what you like, congratulations. hope you enjoy the new gs 🍺

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Psst…wanna trade your omegas for my presage … 😂

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I personally like the watch!!! YES I said it!!! I even ❤️ It!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

the beholder..

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