New shoes for the Grand Seiko SBGH001...

New shoes for the Grand Seiko SBGH001...

Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

June 11th, 2010, 4:00 am #1

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

June 11th, 2010, 4:15 am #2

Thats a lovely choice Mark. Nice color, great detail & texture, with awesome clasp.
Your GS is standing tall and looking good.

Dave.
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 11th, 2010, 4:29 am #3

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

nt
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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 2:21 am

June 11th, 2010, 5:06 am #4

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

Great choice and I like the way the strap hugs the watch.
BTW I love the watch Lucky dude!

*Never a waste of time to look at a watch*
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Joined: August 30th, 2008, 12:07 pm

June 11th, 2010, 8:24 am #5

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

A strap does bring out the dial more; however, ...

1. your strap is too thick at the lugs
2. I think the curved ends don't look good on that gorgeous GS - straight ends would look much better
3. for such a beautiful watch, you need an alligator or croc, with or without contrast stitching - a dark navy gator would look spendid!!!

Of course, these are just my opinions ...

Again, the GS is the best looking of all your new purchases Mark. Enjoy
and wear in good health.

John
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 11th, 2010, 9:30 am #6

as for the GSs, I see them in the local watch store and though they are superb time pieces, I still prefer the Credor line...

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Joined: March 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

June 11th, 2010, 11:35 am #7

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

Nice one, I like the rounded ends !
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Joined: October 26th, 2004, 7:00 pm

June 11th, 2010, 1:04 pm #8

Hi All,

George and I did a little WIS outing today. Saw some nice Panerai, IWC, Patek, Rolex, Omega, Baume & Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Seiko, Citizen and... Well it was amazing what we saw today.

George's favourite seemed to be the first watch I tried out: Panerai 0111:


This was the only pic I took as I got some nice catalogues from the various A.D.s we visited.



However, in our travels George helped me select a nice strap for the Grand Seiko. It is a Hirsh Principal in 20mm:



I also have a Grand Seiko Deployment clasp to try out:





Bracelet off and strap on...


I like what it is doing for the watch. I seem to prefer dress watches on straps... Go figure...





Next I installed the deployment clasp in lieu of the Hirsh buckle.









More wrist shots...





Looks good in the watch box too.

I'm still a bracelet lover.

I've bought a number of leather straps, wanting
to like them, but I almost always go back to the
bracelet. My Bullhead is the one exception with
it's rally strap, and I think it's because of the
way the lugs are somewhat "under" the case.

It's like hats and cowboy boots,
they always look better on someone else!

Reminds me of a line from a very funny movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=171FURqSIQc

LOL! It actually does look good on you though.







RICK
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Joined: November 24th, 2007, 4:36 am

June 11th, 2010, 1:15 pm #9

A strap does bring out the dial more; however, ...

1. your strap is too thick at the lugs
2. I think the curved ends don't look good on that gorgeous GS - straight ends would look much better
3. for such a beautiful watch, you need an alligator or croc, with or without contrast stitching - a dark navy gator would look spendid!!!

Of course, these are just my opinions ...

Again, the GS is the best looking of all your new purchases Mark. Enjoy
and wear in good health.

John
or maybe tan. But it is your watch and opinions are like A-- H----, we've all got one. The deployant is super, dude. Love it.

Boomtown
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

June 11th, 2010, 5:00 pm #10

A strap does bring out the dial more; however, ...

1. your strap is too thick at the lugs
2. I think the curved ends don't look good on that gorgeous GS - straight ends would look much better
3. for such a beautiful watch, you need an alligator or croc, with or without contrast stitching - a dark navy gator would look spendid!!!

Of course, these are just my opinions ...

Again, the GS is the best looking of all your new purchases Mark. Enjoy
and wear in good health.

John
I too prefer leather (in most all cases) over S/S but that strap is WAY too thick at the lugs and also a straight ended one would look much better!
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