Grand Seiko's entry level is quartz, but that just makes me like it more
The simple SBGX series lets you "set it and forget it" for 50 years.
Of course, there is no perfect discount replica watches, but I think that if there was a platonic ideal of a watch, a watch imbued with watchfulness to be the expression in its purest form, it might look like the Grand Seiko SBGX261 and SBGX263. We call them the SBGX series. They also happen to be the cheapest watches in the Grand Seiko catalog, making them the perfect addition to another entry-level edition.
These time and date watches have black (SBGX261) or silver (SBGX263) dials, are 37mm in diameter, are accurate to +/- 10 seconds per year, and feature the simplest of polished markers and sharp dauphine hands. If you look closely at them, they're just watches, pure and simple, and cost an equally unsurprising $2,200. But when you look closely, you'll see that Grand Seiko executes every element with precision—albeit sparsely.
This is the perfect embodiment of Grand Seiko, and honestly, to me, it speaks to my love for watches.
I'm a low-key person, so the vibe of the SBGX series appealed to me immediately. These are classic "simple but not boring" watches. The stainless steel case is as polished as you'd expect from a Grand Seiko (ie: shinnnyyy), with a few faces catching the light in just enough of a way to keep things interesting. Sure, there's no lumen, but there are those polished hands and indexes - look at the bevel on those hands! - It's not like you need it. While it may not be a true sports watch, the case still has the sporty details I love: drilled lugs, baby. By the way, with 100 meters of water resistance, I wouldn't be afraid to throw the SBGX series over the NATO and dive in for some serious underwater weaving.buy replica watches online
Ok, about all this quartz. Yes, the SBGX series uses Grand Seiko's 9F quartz movement (9F62 to be exact, which is what this watch is). We put together a really nice interpreter on the 9F62 when we reviewed the older SBGX061 a few years ago, but here's the bottom line: this isn't just any quartz movement. This thing is "thermally regulated" - it checks the ambient temperature 540 times a day and uses this information to adjust the frequency of the crystal to compensate (temperature is one of the biggest variables affecting the rate of quartz). There are also various other details: ultra-quick date change, regulator, movement and even some stripes and jewels (9).
A common, cheaper quartz movement might be accurate to within 10-15 seconds per month, so getting the 9F to this level of accuracy every year is a gradual improvement and should be recognized. Saying it's "just another Quartz" movement is a bit like saying Tom Brady is "just another quarterback," which I think is ridiculous, even while growing up in Indianapolis believing Peyton Manning eventually will get Tommy's number. Not only is this the best looking quartz watch in the league, it's very accurate, and it's championship proven (despite a poor performance last Sunday and the Sunday before).cheap men watches
We can classify quartz movements as we can mechanical movements, and the Grand Seiko 9F is in a class of its own. Oh, and it's also completely "internal," if you care. Seiko grows its own quartz rough, reserving the best material for Grand Seiko movements; it also maintains its own semiconductor facilities.
Of course, you won't get as smooth as sweeping the second hand, but you do get something else satisfying: You can see the second hand move forward every second, always landing exactly on the second mark. I'll admit it's not as soothing as those sweet sweeping seconds, but it's also not as bad as we sometimes think.