Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver SBGA229 Japanese Automatic 45mm 200m Black Dial
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This Spring Drive-powered dive watch is the sportiest Grand Seiko available today. It is an underrated option in the vast sea of modern luxury dive watches, and it has developed a cult following as a result.
WHY WE LOVE IT
While the specs of this dive watch might not immediately jump off the screen at you (200m water resistance, stainless steel case, and the added value of a power reserve and date), it’s a watch that has an immediate sense of quality on the wrist. The 120-click bezel is easy to grasp and ratchets smoothly with zero give, the micro-adjustment of the bezel is simple to use, and the hour markers and hour and minute hands are filled with long-lasting Lumi-Brite. The 9R65 Spring Drive caliber inside is accurate to plus or minus one second per day, a fact worth considering when comparing the SBGA229 to similarly priced luxury dive watches with mechanical movements. The entire case has been expertly decorated with Grand Seiko’s signature Zaratsu polish that leaves zero distortion, and the case design was specifically engineered to allow for quick and easy maintenance to wash up any leftover sand or salt water after a dive.
Before the SBGA229 was released after the separation of the Grand Seiko and Seiko brands in 2017, Grand Seiko had a watch in its catalog that was originally released in the late 2000s called the Spring Drive Diver SBGA029. Other than the branding on the dial (it now reads solely ” Grand Seiko”), that watch is functionally identical to the current SBGA229. Seiko, as a whole, has a long and prestigious history of dive watch production, and the SBGA229 represents the premium position of one of the Japanese company’s core competencies.
- Model: Spring Drive Diver
- Reference: SBGA229
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve, unidirectional bezel
- Material: Stainless steel
- Dimensions: 44.2mm diameter; 14mm thickness
- Caseback: Stainless steel
- Dial: Black
- Lume: Yes, Lumi-Brite
- Caliber: 9R65 Spring Drive
- Power Reserve: 72 hours
- Water Resistance: 200 meters
- Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel bracelet
- Lug width: 21mm
- Manufactured: Japan
ABOUT THIS BRAND
Grand Seiko released its first watch in 1960, challenging the perception that the Swiss were the undisputed masters of fine watchmaking. In the nearly 60 years since the first Grand Seiko, the company has become known the world over for producing some of the most elegantly designed timepieces in the world while developing innovative technologies such as Spring Drive. Even while maintaining its high quality standards, it delivers tons of value in its watches, making it popular with collectors at all levels. In 2017, Grand Seiko became its own brand within Seiko’s expansive watchmaking portfolio.
Awesome! Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver! Brand New 12/22/2020 and Majority of Factory Warranty Remaining. As-New and Virtualy Unworn Condition & a Complete Set!!
MODEL: Spring Drive Diver SBGA229
MOVEMENT: Japanese Spring Drive Automatic
CASE: Stainless Steel
CROWN: Screw Down Crown
DIAL: Grand Seiko Black dial with Power Reserve
BEZEL: rotating Diver
CONDITION: As-New! Warranty dated Dec 2020! – Extended warranty until Dec 2025!
BOXES/PAPERS: Complete Box Set – comes with everything as shown in pictures!
WATER RESISTANCE: – 200m
STRAP/BRACELET: – Original Grand Seiko Stainless Steel Bracelet with Ratcheting deployment clasp with all links!
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