In general, Grand Seiko has a reputation for being somewhat stealthy on the wrist but, to be honest, that's not the case with this chunk of finely crafted steel, better known as the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph SBGC203.* At a sizeable 43.5mm across by 16.1mm tall, this isn't the sort of watch that slides under the cuff, and even if it did, those oh-so-distinctive chronograph pushers would happily be peeking out, no matter what. But really, this is the sort of watch that you lean into. It's a big and bold example of Grand Seiko's best technologies there's no hiding the quality of the case or dial work, and the chronograph pushers have been so exceptionally engineered that you'll be looking for any excuse (boiling eggs, timing car parks the usual) to start, stop and reset. The goodness extends to the inside too. The 9R86 is a technical wonder adding a GMT and a chronograph with a very unique layout to Grand Seiko's already superlatively accurate Spring Drive technology. With this set of features and the fact that it's rated to a decent 100 metres of water resistance, it's a watch that can go anywhere,…

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