I’ve been after a Grand Seiko SBGR061 for a while now, and it just so happens that circumstances resulted in a game of postman’s knock this morning.
First impressions, having only previously owned a vintage GS? Very, very good build quality and the knowledge that wherever you look the finish will be perfect. The movement is nicely decorated (whilst not being in the league of my GO or JLC) and the cream dial sets off the hands and indices to perfection. In fact, the dial really is very striking.
At 39.5mm and with a surprising weight for it’s size, I’d say it’s as large as it can get away with without becoming something it wasn’t intended to be. I really like it a lot, especially with the OEM brown crocodile strap and GS deployant. No aftermarket replacements for this one.