Trivial news

Uncle Seiko makes decent straps. My friend has a epic cool home hacking setup. I got a Motiv fitbit ring… works well so far. Here’s a beach volleyball game, middling effort: Life goes on! Lastly a two part scale for bad watches, from the WPAC 2019 thread.

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The 9F as an adventure watch

Took the SBGN001 for a weekend jaunt. Hiking, snow, desert. It did great. The wear comfort on this 39mm size is fantastic.

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What I like

I’ve come full circle on quartz as I transition from watch geek/writer into ‘person who needs a good watch’.

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My SBGN001 arrived

19mm lugs… bad. Really limits strap choices. Some of my 20s can be fitted as shown. More as I wear it! And yeah, I shot it next to the Bolt, both are personal milestones.

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More 9F GMT pictures and details

As noted in Coming soon to a WIS near you and Grand Seiko 9F GMTs are out!, I can’t wait to see these. As Seiko does press events, pictures and details are emerging, here’s what I’ve found so far with links to source materials. From this WUS thread by user yonsson, click for full size versions: Some gorgeous pictures in there! […]

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Grand Seiko 9F GMTs are out!

I had written before about these with great anticipation, and ended up getting my first takedown request over it. Heh. Well, the embargo is gone and there are posts on multiple sites complete with nice press images, yay! Briefly, the first three are out with more to come. One 800-piece limited edition, where the yellow-detail version has improved accuracy […]

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My first takedown request

So I got an interesting email today, a polite request to remove some content that is under embargo for a while. I’ve done so. I’ll tag this post as 451, for obvious reasons, but this instance was a reasonable request that I’m only mildly sad to fulfill. I’m not trying to be an investigative reporter […]

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