About Grand Seiko SBGA293G
Grand Seiko Elegance Collection.
Classical style Spring Drive watch.
This simply finished model with no crown guard is driven by a Grand Seiko’s unique Spring Drive caliber, which combines the motive force of a mainspring with the high precision of a quartz watch.
In Spring Drive, the second hand moves in perfect glide motion, reflecting the natural and continuous flow of time itself.
It has a 72-hour power reserve, and a power reserve indicator on the bottom left of the dial.
The watch face and multi-faceted hands and hour markers seem to change depending on the angle and amount of light, giving this watch its eternal appeal.
Wearers of this watch can enjoy a clear view of the movement through the see-through case back.
Its classic style consists of box-shaped sapphire glass, off-while color of the dial, power reserve indicator, crocodile strap and so on.
Grand Seiko SBGA293G Features :
- 30 jewels
- Case back with 6 screws
- Case back with lion emblem
- Date display
- Power reserve display
- See-through case back
- Stop second hand function
Grand Seiko SBGA293G History :
Prior to 1960, to challenge the status of Swiss watches and change the perception of Japanese watches, Daini Seikosha and Suwa began the discussion of a product line that can match the quality of Swiss watches under the suggestion of the parent company. At the time, Suwa Seikosha Co. was in charge of manufacturing men’s watches, so it was decided that Suwa would be producing the first Grand Seiko (GS).
The first Grand Seiko was released in 1960, it was based on Seiko’s previous high-end watch, CROWN. This Grand Seiko has a 25-jewel, manual-winding, 3180 caliber, and only 36,000 units were produced. This was also the first chronometer-grade watch manufactured in Japan, and it was based on Seiko’s own chronometer standard.
The design language of the Grand Seiko was set in 1967, with the creation of Grand Seiko 44GS. The 44GS set the ground for all future Grand Seiko with nine elements. These elements help improve the legibility of the watch under different situations, and create a sharp, crisp visual impression:
- Double width index at 12 o’clock
- Multi-faceted rectangular markers
- Highly polished bezel
- Highly polished planes and two-dimensional surface
- Half recessed crown
- Flat dial
- Multi-faceted hour and minute hands
- Curved side line
- Reverse slanted bezel wall and case side
- Dress style with simple but beautiful design
- Zaratsu polishing
source : wikipedia