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Old 07-07-2019, 07:46 PM   #5911
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ish a hard truth if rolex gmt sub readily avail Tudor won’t even move in today market..mani no choice so go buy Tudor to either score brownie with AD or realli no choice so settle for Tudor..rook at how mani juhu kias buying one Tudor muz write essay bring Wife family kids all pose take photo...f
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:39 PM   #5912
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I... have to see this. Link?
It's a facebook group.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:18 PM   #5913
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Whats a hi-beat?
ok more or less decided.... to try a GS on a hi-beat.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:22 PM   #5914
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Whats a hi-beat?
err.

ok my knowledge on GS is half past 6... but i think to make it short...

GS basically uses 3 different movement for their watches and price varies accordingly.. 9S automatic > spring drive > hi-beat. hi-beat is the top range movement for grand seiko.

then there's the movement for normal range seikos like

4R > 6R > 8R.

8R is mostly found on those higher range seiko divers like mm300.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:50 PM   #5915
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Oh wow! First time seeing this one and it got me looking up more pics n videos on this! Very nice lei... Wa gien

narrowed down to sbgj201.

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Old 07-07-2019, 11:10 PM   #5916
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Oh wow! First time seeing this one and it got me looking up more pics n videos on this! Very nice lei... Wa gien
got u poisoned as well.

basically the current 2 hot GS models is this and the snowflake. snowflake reference is sbga211. many are comparing this 2 models side by side.

but to me i would prefer the hi-beat + gmt over the snowflake on spring drive, one thing abt GS is that spring drive power reserve is always displayed on the dial.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:40 PM   #5917
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Whats a hi-beat?
36k vph

https://www.grand-seiko.com/global-en/about/movement/mechanical/9s86

https://www.grand-seiko.com/global-en/about/movement/mechanical/9s85
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:55 PM   #5918
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err.

ok my knowledge on GS is half past 6... but i think to make it short...

GS basically uses 3 different movement for their watches and price varies accordingly.. 9S automatic > spring drive > hi-beat. hi-beat is the top range movement for grand seiko.

then there's the movement for normal range seikos like

4R > 6R > 8R.

8R is mostly found on those higher range seiko divers like mm300.
no 8R liao become 8L35 and then 9S onwards lol
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:20 AM   #5919
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no 8R liao become 8L35 and then 9S onwards lol
oh yah. 8L35.

thanks for pointing out.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:28 AM   #5920
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err.

ok my knowledge on GS is half past 6... but i think to make it short...

GS basically uses 3 different movement for their watches and price varies accordingly.. 9S automatic > spring drive > hi-beat. hi-beat is the top range movement for grand seiko.

then there's the movement for normal range seikos like

4R > 6R > 8R.

8R is mostly found on those higher range seiko divers like mm300.
I am reading spring drive > 9S. They cost way more and tend to be in their LE model. Moreover cheapest spring drive starting price still higher than 9S by a good usd$1k+
https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/all?year=2019%20MODELS&sort=Price:%20High%20to%20Low

Usually Pwr res but you can find no pwr res eg SBGY003

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Old 08-07-2019, 01:01 AM   #5921
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I thought the GS movements go in this order
Spring Drive 9R > Hi-Beat 9S 36k > Mechanical 9S 28k
... Quartz 9F (5 to 10 spy accuracy) is different though.

Here’s my Hi-Beat SBGJ021 (old pic)... similar to the one that you want but in red

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Old 08-07-2019, 05:38 AM   #5922
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I am reading spring drive > 9S. They cost way more and tend to be in their LE model. Moreover cheapest spring drive starting price still higher than 9S by a good usd$1k+
https://www.grand-seiko.com/us-en/collections/all?year=2019%20MODELS&sort=Price:%20High%20to%20Low

Usually Pwr res but you can find no pwr res eg SBGY003
yup spring drive > mechanical 9S.

im posting sort of like from lower end to higher end so i started with 9S > SD > hi-beat.

GS is the hardest to buy, very headache due to the different sorts of combinations available. like LE, dial, movement etc.. very hard to have the best combination. there nice LE with nice dial but on 9S, or simple dial on hi-beat, really gotta depends what the end user looking for.
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I thought the GS movements go in this order
Spring Drive 9R > Hi-Beat 9S 36k > Mechanical 9S 28k
... Quartz 9F (5 to 10 spy accuracy) is different though.

Here’s my Hi-Beat SBGJ021 (old pic)... similar to the one that you want but in red

i read some forum mentioned hi-beat > spring drive that's why hi-beat movement watches is usually more ex than spring drive.

like a normal clean simple dial sbgh045 hibeat rrp also need $9095 comparing to a nice snowflake sbga211 rrp $8918.

but those that like clean dial, SD might not be suitable cos of the power reserve displaying on the dial.

nice GS in red!

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:07 AM   #5924
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there's a light blue snowflake also, sbga407.

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:13 AM   #5925
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Thanks bro. I know nothing much about watches except for the brand name that's all.
err.

ok my knowledge on GS is half past 6... but i think to make it short...

GS basically uses 3 different movement for their watches and price varies accordingly.. 9S automatic > spring drive > hi-beat. hi-beat is the top range movement for grand seiko.

then there's the movement for normal range seikos like

4R > 6R > 8R.

8R is mostly found on those higher range seiko divers like mm300.
Thanks for the info too.

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