GS 2.0 the new dials

It is now probably well known that Grand Seiko will be a brand of its own. This was announced at Baselworld 2017. The watches will no longer have SEIKO on the dials, instead a prominent applied GS with Grand Seiko below will sit just under the 12 o’clock marker. All the older models will be reworked with the new look. Reference numbers will change having a 2 at the beginning (e.g. SBGD001 –> SBGD201). The old ones are being phased out. Now you can see all the reworked ones at the official Grand Seiko site, check the Japan version for the complete collection: http://www.grand-seiko.jp/collections/

 

Seiko Prospex 6309 re-issues

In November 2015 it was announced that Seiko would be releaseing a re-issue of their well known 6306/6309 diver from the seventies. The new versions, SRP77x, would be available at the end of the year or early 2016 depending on market. There will be several versions; black/black, blue/blue, black/pepsi, black/black with gold trimmings and also two versions with blue/black and black/red(orange) bezel and colored minute hand later.

SRPs 3
Clockwise; SRP773, 775, 777 and 779

The new watch is a great update to the classic. 4R36 hack and handwindable movement, great siliconstrap with a bold buckle and signed metal keeper. As always with Seiko, super lume and a nice bracelet (with the blue one) with solid end links.

I am sure Seiko dealers can already report that this one is a hit!