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Watch Lust: Grand Seiko Hi-Beat

Watch Lust: Grand Seiko Hi-Beat

At times, all I need in a watch is straightforwardness and polish: no pointless decoration, no additional handles or bezels, only 3-hands, possibly a date and exemplary looks. Obviously, there are tons and huge loads of watches going from under 100 to, all things considered, the skies the breaking point, that satisfy this longing. However, one that sticks out, and is consequently deserving of a watch desire, is the Grand Seiko SBGH001 Hi-Beat .

Case: Stainless Steel Movement: Seiko 9S5B 37-Jewel Hi-Beat Movement Crystal: Dual Curved Sapphire with AR Coating Function:  3-Hand, Date Dial: White Strap: Steel arm band Diameter: 40 mm Lug Width: 20mm

Unto themselves, Grand Seikos are truly not exceptionally energizing. Their plans are grave, however top notch, and generally they don’t have anything especially innovative on their surface. They come in a couple of flavors, most are 3-handers, a few GMTs, a jumper or two and chrono…about what you’d anticipate from a conservative line. What makes some of them so intriguing are the developments inside. Specifically, there are models with Seiko Spring Drive Movements, which combine components of mechanical and quartz watches, and a couple of models with a Hi-Beat mechanical movement.

A Hi-Beat development is essentially a development that “beats” at 36,000 BPH, which translates to 10 ticks each second, or an amazingly easily skimming seconds hand.  There are a couple of brands on the planet with Hi-Beat developments, most outstandingly Zenith, making them uncommon and alluring. While the Seiko Spring Drive really has a 100% smooth skim, the appeal of a Hi-Beat mechanical successes out for me. Obviously, the development is likewise exceptionally completed, expertly made and tried. Great Seikos are not to be mistaken for other mass-created Seiko watches, they are planned and worked to fight with the best watches in the world.

Just look at this extremely dramatic video

The SBGH001 itself is a traditionally styled dress watch with an unmistakably 60’s stylish and a somewhat energetic disposition. The dial is perfect white, the files are applied steel markers and the case is pure also. It comes on a steel arm band, which compliments it pleasantly, however I’d like to see it on an earthy colored leather or gator lash. The hour and moment hands are huge, almost larger than usual, intelligent steel precious stones with slanted edges and the seconds hand is blued steel. Essentially, the hands are the solitary adapted tasteful feature of the watch, and keeping in mind that unobtrusive, they are very ravishing. The general allure is that of limitation and class. For a watch that costs a few thousand dollars, it never really cause to notice itself. The smooth coast of the seconds hand and the uncommon mechanics that power it are subtleties for your appreciation. This is a watch for watch collectors.

Images from Grand-Seiko.com by Zach Weiss