Let’s say first that a Grand Seiko is not for them who want to change their watches every couple of years or so. While that doesn’t mean you are not entitled to go for another piece that you might come across and like; it’s just to say it’s not a use-and-throw piece. Even if you are capable of burning a few thousand dollars just because you want fireworks and you are too lazy to go down the road to the firecracker shop.
Guess you got the idea. So the Grand Seiko is a watch that you buy to cover a lifetime and oftentimes, longer. Such is its reliability and durability. And how much ever surprising it may sound, the GS exceeds the Suisse chronometer standards by several notches; it’s the Grand Seiko precision and reliability standards! No doubt it was a substantial challenge but Seiko’s answer to it proved one thing: the Grand Seiko standard evolved (and is evolving) rapidly, its spirit kept intact and bettered with time. Simple, exacting ideals and that’s the strength of Grand Seiko for a little more than half a century. Our firmest belief it will be so for the following five decades or more.
It’s just Seiko’s focus on the pure essentials of watch making that show through the Grand Seiko watches, so it goes without saying the Seiko Prospex Scuba shall also exhibit nothing less than what to be expected out of another GS. An ultimate, functional watch with the highest degrees of accuracy and reliability, the SBGR071 offers a very high degree of legibility added with extra levels of added wearing comfort. But that’s what a luxury watch is supposed to be and the Seiko Chronograph Alarm fills into the category in every aspect of it. The restrained appearance, without any unnecessary elaboration, undue decoration and flashy frills makes it a pure and simple, thinking man’s watch, taken to perhaps one of the highest levels of art over the past fifty years, by a team dedicated to perfect deceivingly simplistic design touches, light years away from being garish or gaudy. The trend continues today as well, though the times changed and Seiko Kinetic Diver -making expertise and technology evolved rapidly as well as its spirit and essence. With its roots based firmly on its 50 year old history (which includes Grand Seiko's entry level 9S65 movement), the Grand Seiko stands on its simple, exacting ideals and shall continue being so for the next fifty years to come and perhaps, for many more years beyond.
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