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Grand Seiko offers timepieces of distinction for all.
Whether classic, traditional or for sport, every Grand Seiko offers the same high standards of precision,
durability and legibility with three movements to choose from mechanical, Quartz or a Spring Drive.
Consisting of some of the most sought after watches in the world, the Grand Seiko brand is one that most collectors long to add to their collection. Grand Seiko is a watch company that has become synonymous with superiority, luxury and elegance. Given its illustrious history and the fact that it has become rather famous, when you begin the hunt for a Grand Seiko, you are going to be spoiled for choice.
The brand is very much attached to and inspired by its origins and there is a lot of pride in the history of the company and how it has grown. Each watch is still manufactured according to those high early standards and those who invest in an authentic Grand Seiko watch, are buying a part of this watch company’s legacy.
Grand Seiko was launched in 1960, and back then as well as to this day, the creative minds and the technical team have been driven by one standard, which is to create a watch that can be viewed as the ideal watch. To achieve this lofty goal, the brand is obsessed with precision, beauty and durability. When you buy a Grand Seiko watch, you are buying something that you will own for the rest of your life.
Although the idea was always to create the ideal watch, the manufacturing of such a specimen was off to a slow start as the team spent much of those early years working towards creating all of the specific inner mechanisms according to their superior standards.
The introduction of the first watch was a great achievement, not only for the brand but also for the watch making industry. The first Grand Seiko watch was a resounding success and instantly met international standards. The brand was praised from the highest corners but the company knew that they would continually have to push for greater things, if they were to retain their incredible reputation.
This lead to the creation and the introduction of the Grand Seiko Self-Dater in 1964. This watch was designed with practicality in mind and was water resistant up to 50 meters. While it was a great outdoor watch, it could just as easily be used in the office setting, making it a versatile piece.
In the time since the manufacturing of these two game changing watches, Grand Seiko has continued to push the envelope and create the kinds of watches that both the outdoor adventurer and the busy office executive can find great use in owning.
Today, watch buyers can look through 4 distinct Grand Seiko watch collections which in turn consist of some of the most beautiful watches in the world.
The 4 collections include the Masterpiece Collection, the Elegance Collection, the Heritage Collection and the Sport Collection. Each watch in each of these collections is designed according to the highest standards and many are limited additions, which tends to make them even more popular than the everyday watch.
To get your hands on a Grand Seiko at a great price, you can have a look at the various Grand Seiko pieces we have in stock on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Grand Seiko watches are rather expensive, with the cheapest watch starting at around R 20 000. If you want a really cheap Grand Seiko you should always have a look at the used watch collection.
A genuine Grand Seiko watch can start at around R 20 000 but they can go up to R 100 000 and more, depending on the type of watch that you choose.
A Grand Seiko watch is considered to be a luxury watch because it is made using the best of materials and because the brand has quite the reputation backing it up. This means the watch is more than capable of holding its value and be worth the money.
There are a few Grand Seiko watches that are considered difficult to buy. These include the Calibre 9S SBGR311, the Calibre 9F SBGV238, the Spring Drive Snowflake SBGA211G, and the Hi-Beat SBGH267.
The Grand Seiko watch that you choose to buy is the one that you want to own. Whether it is a brand new watch or a second hand one, the watch that you buy should fit your budget as well as your tastes.
A Grand Seiko watch can more than last a lifetime so long as it is correctly stored away and kept properly maintained. Because these watches are made from the best materials and because they are made by professionals, they hold their value well.
There are many easy ways to tell if your Grand Seiko watch is real:
· Have a close look at the serial number. It should have 6 digits although models older than 1970 can have 7 digit serial numbers. The number should be neatly engraved.
· The watch should have a logo on the watch face. The logo should be neat and inline.
· All watches should come with a guarantee certificate.
· The watch dial should not look discoloured.
The choice is entirely up to you, whether you choose to buy a new or a used Grand Seiko watch. Both have advantages, and both are great options when it comes to adding a new watch to your growing collection. If you want to save money, going the used route will be the best option.
The most wanted Grand Seiko watch is the SBGA211 Snowflake.
To service your Grand Seiko watch, there are a number of things that can affect the cost. The cost is determined by the amount of work that needs to be done, the watch that needs to be worked on, and the person or company that you take the watch to.
The easiest way to tell the year of your Grand Seiko watch is to have a look at the serial number on the watch. The 6 or 7 digits will include the information needed to see the year in which the watch was made.
Yes, in order to make sure that the Grand Seiko you own keeps its value and becomes a lifelong investment, you need to make sure that your watch gets maintained regularly.
Yes, a Grand Seiko watch is more than capable of holding its value so long as you make sure that you keep the watch in good working order which means you should safely store it when not in use and you should make sure that it is maintained.
Yes, Grand Seiko watches should come with a certificate of authenticity, even if you buy a second hand watch.