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It's a β˜€οΈ #GSWednesday in New York, and the Grand Seiko GMT Hi-Beat SBGJ019 is making an appearance. One of the most beautiful dial/color combo designs of the modern GS line, in my view. The interplay of anthracite, gray, silver and red is so 😎! β€οΈπŸ–€ Current soundtrack: Ben Harper's "Beloved One." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Vintage Seiko Navigator Timer (6117-6410) is out of the box on this #BlueWatchMonday for my great friend @watches_es. Always so nice to stare at this dial! And that bent red hand! πŸ’™β€οΈ Current soundtrack: Ryan Adam's "I See Monsters." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

It looks like #Deployant has started a contest and a new hashtag, #SpringDriveSunday. The Grand Seiko SBGA011 apparently wants in on the action. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ The interplay of light and shadow against the diamond-cut hands and markers gets me every time. πŸ”₯ Current soundtrack: Eddie Vedder's "My City of Ruins." 🎧 What a song! Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Bringing out the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT SBGJ005 for this beautiful, sunny #StrapSaturday in New York. β˜€οΈ Current soundtrack: Daniela Andrade's soulful rendition of "Creep." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

New Watch #Unboxing Video Alert: I'm delighted to introduce the newest member of collection: The BaselWorld 2017-announced, limited edition, brutally handsome Seiko Prospex Diver SLA017. This is Seiko's incredibly faithful reproduction of its first-ever diver watch from 1965, the historic reference 6217, famously known as the 62MAS. Virtually everything in this piece adheres to the original: The mesmerizing gray dial, the hands, the thick stick hour markers, the shape of the case (although the diameter was slightly increased by 1.9mm to 39.9mm x 14.1mm), the waffle strap, the crown, the caseback with the dolphin emblem, you know, everything. Under the hood, however, things have been modernized and upgraded, starting with the excellent, high-end caliber 8L35 (which is basically a Grand Seiko caliber without the more detailed finishing) running at 28.8K bph, 25 jewels, and a 50-hour power reserve. In fact, the caliber is made by Seiko watchmakers in Morioka, the same studio where mechanical Grand Seikos are manufactured. Additionally, the stainless steel used in the case benefits from a hardened coating to enhance scratch protection. Water resistance has been improved to 200 meters from the original 150 meters, and the watch boasts a gorgeous box-shaped sapphire crystal. Fully hand assembled and adjusted, the SLA017 is limited to 2,000 pieces. This is a true grail piece to me. In the vast pantheon of Seiko divers, the 62MAS is royalty. It marked an incredibly important milestone for the company, and it paved the way for Seiko to introduce a litany of innovations and many "firsts" in the diver watch category. Did you know, for example, that the ISO standards for diver watches have been based, in part, on key aspects introduced by Seiko divers? There's a lot more to talk about, of course. We'll save that for future posts. And don't forget to wait for the lume at the end of the video! πŸ˜‰ Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

#SeikoSunday in style with @68Molle original 62MAS (in impeccable condition) and my recreation SLA017. It really is nice to see them side by side. 😎 Current soundtrack: Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton's rendition of "Joe Turner's Blues." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! Thank you πŸ‡©πŸ‡° for such a great week! Going back home to the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ shortly! ✈️

A special throwback to when I had the pleasure of checking out this incredible piece belonging @68molle: The #SBWA002, one of the first commercially available Spring Drive watches from Seiko. This one dates back to 1999, sporting a solid 18k gold case and the 7R68 caliber (πŸ‘‰ for a shot of the hand-wound movement's beautiful finish). What a watch! 😍 Current soundtrack: Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee." 🎧 Merry Happy Hour, #WatchFam! πŸ₯ƒ #TW4Fingers

Joining my #Watchfy friends on this #GSWednesday for this week's challenge, "Things That Make You Happy." My submission: The always gorgeous Grand Seiko GMT SBGJ019 resting on our piano keyboard. Watches and music! ⌚️+ 🎼 These are two things that have been with me forever, and they've always made me smile! 😌 Current soundtrack: U2's Edge's rendition of "Van Diemen's Land." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Some #Flecto and shadow action with the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT (SBGJ005) on this sunny #GSWednesday in the Big Apple. Current soundtrack: Miles Davis' "Bye, Bye Blackbird." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

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This week has been crazy busy at work. So bringing this one from the archives (and making it my late contribution to this week's #Head2HeadCopycat challenge, "Unseen Footage"): The Grand Seiko SBGR061 on a (watch) roll! πŸ”₯ Current soundtrack: Counting Crows' "Anna Begins." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

It's a β˜€οΈ #GSWednesday in New York, and the Grand Seiko GMT Hi-Beat SBGJ019 is making an appearance. One of the most beautiful dial/color combo designs of the modern GS line, in my view. The interplay of anthracite, gray, silver and red is so 😎! β€οΈπŸ–€ Current soundtrack: Ben Harper's "Beloved One." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

#bluewatchmonday is here once again!πŸ’™
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THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY
Max Bill was one of the most unusual artists of our time. Acknowledged as an universal genius, he worked as an architect, painter, sculptor and product designer and has left behind an extensive portfolio of creations.

This includes one of the most fascinating watch series ever designed – the clocks and wristwatches he created for Junghans – and which remain practically unchanged today.
As a Bauhaus student of Walter Gropius, he intuitively understood how to apply the pursuit of constructive clarity and precise proportions to his work. His unrivalled drive to create is also seen in the field of education.

He was not only the co-founder and first rector of the Ulm College of Design (Hochschule fΓΌr Gestaltung – HfG), but the school building is also a Max Bill original design (text by Junghans)
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It looks like #Deployant has started a contest and a new hashtag, #SpringDriveSunday. The Grand Seiko SBGA011 apparently wants in on the action. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ The interplay of light and shadow against the diamond-cut hands and markers gets me every time. πŸ”₯ Current soundtrack: Eddie Vedder's "My City of Ruins." 🎧 What a song! Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Starting this #SeikoSunday with one of my favorite combos this summer: The Seiko Diver SKX007 on an orange NATO. πŸ”₯🍊 Current soundtrack: The Rolling Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Bringing out the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat GMT SBGJ005 for this beautiful, sunny #StrapSaturday in New York. β˜€οΈ Current soundtrack: Daniela Andrade's soulful rendition of "Creep." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Joining my #Illumenauts friends for tonight's #LumeBattle with the Seiko Turtle PADI (SRPA21) charged to the gills. πŸ”₯ Current soundtrack: Yes' "Hold On." 🎧 Merry Happy Hour, #WatchFam! πŸ₯ƒ

Joining my #6WMShootout friends for this week's challenge, "Watch En❀️y." My submission: The first professional saturation diver in the Grand Seiko line, limited edition, Titanium-cased, blue-waffle-dialed SBGH257. I'm totally in love with this watch! I've written extensively about my "in-the-metal" impresisons in a previous post (in case you're interested πŸ˜‰). Major object of desire. πŸ’™ Current soundtrack: Ethel Ennis' rendition of "I Only Have Eyes for You." 🎧 Good afternoon, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ #TW4Fingers

Joining my good #Watchfy friends for this week's challenge: "Wrong Wrist with a Twist." My submission: Vintage Seiko Weekdater (6206-8040) showing how great design and honest craftsmanship can withstand both the test of time and a twisted wrist! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ Current soundtrack: The Beatles' "Eight Days a Week." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Joining this week's #Head2HeadCopycat challenge: "Watcha Reading?" My submission: The vintage Seiko 5 (7619-7010) JDM doing some not-so-light reading by a gentleman named Daniels. Beautiful sunsetting in New York today. β˜€οΈ Current soundtrack: Duke Ellington's "Sultry Sunset." 🎧 Merry Happy Hour, #WatchFam! πŸ₯ƒ

Another classic (in this case, a modern classic) for #GSWednesday: The Grand Seiko Snowflake (SBGA011), a gorgeous piece that, by now, needs little introduction. In commercial terms, this has been the most successful modern GS by a wide margin. ❄️ Current soundtrack: The Howard Alden Trio's "Snowy Morning Blues." 🎧 Good afternoon, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

The Grand Seiko "First" (3180) to brighten up this #GSWednesday because, well, beauty matters. A lot. πŸ˜‰ Carved dial. Mountain hands. 57 years old. Just. Amazing. πŸ”₯ Current soundtrack: Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

As friends of the feed surely know, I have a certain penchant for Seiko watches in general, and Grand Seiko in particular. πŸ˜‰ That having been said, I think it's hard to deny--even if one is not a Seiko enthusiast--that 2017 was a particularly great BaselWorld for the company. From making Grand Seiko a separate brand to reviving Seiko's first diver's watch, the line-up of timepieces out of the Japanese manufacture this year has been nothing short of breathtaking. Let's take (not-all-inclusive) stock: The SLA017 (incredible re-issue of the 62MAS diver); the SBGW251, 252 and 253 (re-issues of the GS "First" 3180 with a slightly augmented case); the blue, waffle-dialed SBGH257 (the gorgeous first professional saturation diver of the GS line); and, of course, the watch in the picture: The Grand Seiko SBGR305, a limited edition (968 pieces) modern re-interpretation of the GS 3180 (as seen in a recent visit to the New York boutique). While the ethos of the "First" is certainly there, this piece comes in a 40.5mm hard-titanium case (treated, of course, to GS's traditional Zaratsu polish), sports a dual-curved sapphire crystal, and boasts an absolutely stunning blizzard dial. All powered by the new caliber 9S68, a slightly larger and enhanced version of the 9S64. Due to store conditions, this picture only scratches the surface in terms of capturing the nuances of this piece. If Grand Seiko manages to keep up this pace of innovation and design--and the separate brand takes off as planned--I think we're in for a period of really great timepieces ahead from the company. Current soundtrack: U2's "Every Breaking Wave." 🎧 Good evening, #WatchFam! 🍷 Also, it's already #GSWednesday in Japan! πŸ˜‰

Counting on the Grand Seiko 62GS re-issue (SBGR095) to lift the spirit on this gray, damp, and all-around gloomy Monday in New York. 🌧 ☹️ The contours and sharp angles of this case--accentuated by the no-bezel design--gets me every time. This makes the watch so unique. It makes it stand out. It makes it Japanese. And that, to me anyway, is when Seiko is at its best! Current soundtrack: The Housemartins' "Johannesburg." I know, a real throwback! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ§ Good afternoon, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Bringing out a white-shoed Seiko Samurai Blue Lagoon (SRPB09) on this 🌧 #BlueWatchMonday for my good friend @watches_es. Current soundtrack: The Rolling Stones' rendition of "Little Rain." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

Still on my diver kick, this time highlighting one of the kings in the category: The Seiko SBDX014, as seen recently at the boutique in New York. This is a beast of watch: 52.4mm in diameter (17.6m thick) with a case made of titanium, ceramic, and rose-gold accents. Not for the faint of heart, for sure, but, man, what a tool watch this is! Powered by the 8L35β€”the same movement in the SLA017β€”this watch offers a ton of cool details for those who are into the intricacies of diving watches. A few examples: Anti-fogging coating, crown at 4 o’clock, special material case construction with no need for Helium valve, giant hour markers full of Lumibrite for deep-sea visibility, 1,000-meter water resistance, and one-piece structure (meaning, it’s a mono-block case with no removable caseback). Clearly not an everyday watch, but this one hardcore diver does have a place on my wish list. Current soundtrack: Led Zeppelin’s β€œFool in the Rain,” one of my favorite John Bonham’s work on the drums! Simply spectacular! 🎧 Good #SeikoSunday afternoon, #WatchFam! 🍺

Starting this #SeikoSunday with the Grand Seiko SBGR061 and some nice reading. Current soundtrack: Benny Goodman's Sextet featuring Charlie Christian on the guitar playing "Rose Room." 🎧 Good morning, #WatchFam! β˜•οΈ

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