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    Opinions on Grand Seiko SBGA125?

    I'm really considering trading my PAM away for this GS. Pretty much love everything about this watch, but unsure how the 40mm case will fit on my 6" wrists.
    What do you folks think? Is it a good idea to trade the PAM for this? I know its limited to 1000 pcs, but is that less or lot by GS standards?


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    Quality wise it will be excellent. The dial (wow that dial), the hands, the bracelet - it will all be top notch. And the accuracy of spring drive !!!

    Just beware its not a dress watch, nor is it super sporty, its in-between. 40mm with small bezel and 13mm thick - its a sporty piece and will wear biggish - if your after a dressy-sporty all rounder then its perfect.

    It will look largish on 6" wrists as 40mm with a small bezel would do, but as you own a panerai i'm guessing you're used to larger watches, so it should be fine.

    The new smaller/shorter lugs of the new models will help it wear better on your wrists.

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    Sharp. The pr on the dial is a matter of personal taste, mind.
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    Last time I looked through their catalogue 39mm was as small as a Spring Drive GS goes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    Quality wise it will be excellent. The dial (wow that dial), the hands, the bracelet - it will all be top notch. And the accuracy of spring drive !!!

    Just beware its not a dress watch, nor is it super sporty, its in-between. 40mm with small bezel and 13mm thick - its a sporty piece and will wear biggish - if your after a dressy-sporty all rounder then its perfect.

    It will look largish on 6" wrists as 40mm with a small bezel would do, but as you own a panerai i'm guessing you're used to larger watches, so it should be fine.

    The new smaller/shorter lugs of the new models will help it wear better on your wrists.
    Do you know what the lug-to-lug would be on the newer 40mm cases? I've heard the lugs are shorter compared to older designs, but don't know by how much.


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    Sharp. The pr on the dial is a matter of personal taste, mind.
    I kinda like it. I've never had a watch with a PR on the dial.

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    On a six inch wrist it would wear pretty big, I would think, since (as already pointed out) it's not thin at 13mm. It would be the same size as my Snowflake, which you can see below on my 7.25" wrist. Draw your own conclusions. It's pretty, although for me, I prefer the pattern on my regular Snowflake--a bit more irregular and interesting to my eye. But that one's still cool.

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    Here's a 37mm GS on a 6.5-6.75 inch wrist


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    Honestly I wouldn't but the PAM 512 is one of my favorite modern PAMs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    On a six inch wrist it would wear pretty big, I would think, since (as already pointed out) it's not thin at 13mm. It would be the same size as my Snowflake, which you can see below on my 7.25" wrist. Draw your own conclusions. It's pretty, although for me, I prefer the pattern on my regular Snowflake--a bit more irregular and interesting to my eye. But that one's still cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Here's a 37mm GS on a 6.5-6.75 inch wrist


    Thanks for the pics! I don't have an issue with the 40mm dials - I'm okay with the BLNR and my older Exp II. The long lugs are the only reason I've not gotten the Snowflake TBH.
    But when I talked to ADs, everyone says the lugs on the newer 40mm cases are much shorter, but I can't seem to find a comparison pic between the two cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ck1109 View Post
    Thanks for the pics! I don't have an issue with the 40mm dials - I'm okay with the BLNR and my older Exp II. The long lugs are the only reason I've not gotten the Snowflake TBH.
    But when I talked to ADs, everyone says the lugs on the newer 40mm cases are much shorter, but I can't seem to find a comparison pic between the two cases.
    I bet Dan at Timeless would be happy to snap a comparison picture for you if he's got both in stock.


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