Full Review With The Simple And Traditional Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve Replica Watch

Full Review With The Simple And Traditional Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve Replica Watch

The famous and high quality Grand Seiko mens replica watch is the doyen of Japanese watchmaking. It used to be the best kept secret among high end watch collectors, but perhaps not anymore. We have certainly been responsible in helping the world outside of Japan understand and appreciate the Grand Seiko replica watches. And it was with a pleasant surprise when this Baselworld 2016, Seiko unveiled the new and clean Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve replica watch in platinum.

Full Review With The Simple And Traditional Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve Replica Watch

The case of the typical and well designed Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve best replica watch is 43mm in diameter. Quite large for a Grand Seiko. The only other Grand Seiko Spring Drive with this case diameter of similar proportions are the Chronograph SBGE001 and the Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph Limited edition SBGC013. The SBGD001 replica watch is also the only one to be made in platinum. Seiko have previously reserved platinum for their Credor series of ultra high end watches, and this is the first time we are seeing it on a Grand Seiko.

Full Review With The Simple And Traditional Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve Replica Watch

The platinum used is not an ordinary platinum but one which is proprietary to Seiko. Standard 950 Platinum is soft and when polished will not achieve a high gloss finish. To achieve this high gloss finish, the perfect dfinished and cheap Seiko replica watch developed a special platinum alloy and used their zaratsu polishing technique. The zaratsu technique is an ancient method of polishing samurai swords or katana and though was originally developed for polishing steel, works well when applied to platinum. The resultant finish is very smooth, mirror like surface and displays little optical distortion.

Full Review With The Simple And Traditional Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve Replica Watch

The dial of the pretty simple Grand Seiko SBGD001 Spring Drive 8 Day Power Reserve replica watch is given a special finish. It appears to have a frosting which plays well to the light. The technique creates a dial which Seiko calls “diamond dust”. This aptly describes the way it catches the light. It has a texture which is granular, and sparkling. Quite beautiful, yet simple and elegant.

Small details abound on the case, dial and hands, and makes the Grand Seiko SGBD001 replica watch quite special and amazing, and the more one examines the watch, the more the attention to detail strikes. On the wrist, the 43mm case is neither large nor obtrusive. It remains very elegant and understated. The design is easy on the eyes, and reeks of class.