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Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Review

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Review

Grand Seiko is a hub of innovative engineers and watchmakers who have dedicated their entire lives to the fine art of watchmaking. The Grand Seiko GMT SBGM221 is yet another masterpiece from the house of Grand Seiko, and it has become quite popular among serious watch collectors from all over the world for good reason.

If there is anything that the engineers at Grand Seiko prioritize, it is a well-defined combination of elegance, precision, and finesse. Seiko first released Grand Seiko in 1960, and since then, the watches from them have come a long way. The brand-new automatic Grand Seiko GMT SBGM221 is the ticking proof of that. For all Grand Seiko watches, we recommend and offer our 18mm leather watch straps, 20mm leather watch straps, 22mm leather watch straps24mm leather watch straps and 26mm leather watch straps.

What Does the Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Offer?

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch

The Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Case

The Zaratsu finished stainless steel case has a height of 13.7mm and a width of 39.5mm. These dimensions make this the perfect dress watch for both formal and informal occasions. The case comes with a beautiful dual-curved sapphire crystal with top-of-the-line anti-reflective coating to protect it from any and all kinds of scratches and splashes.

The case is also Zaratsu polished, which means that the edges are sharply defined and there is no distortion in the mirror-like finishing of the case. It takes 3 years to become qualified enough to perform this task within the Grand Seiko house and showcases their ability of ultra premium-quality craftsmanship and finishing, known to be some of the finest in the watch world.

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Dial

Moving onto the dial, the watch sports a gorgeous flat ivory dial. The hour markers are rectangular in shape and resemble sculpture-like facets. All of these markers are hand polished, again showcasing their finishing abilities, as they elegantly reflect the light.

The hour indicators and hands are also polished with precision. These indicators are sharply designed so that you can keep precise time at any point during the day or the night. The date window comes with a masterfully designed beveled frame. While some watch enthusiasts dislike the inclusion of the date, others find it useful.

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Dial

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Movement

The watch comes with the advanced and in-house Calibre 9S66, which is basically an evolved version of the amazing caliber 9S. It comes with an additional GMT function and uses Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology for high-quality precision.

The engineers at Grand Seiko went a step further and created an alloy from Cobalt and Nickel for the hairspring Spron 610. This hairspring is the ultimate barrier against any and all magnetic fluctuations around the watch, and also offers top-notch shock resistance. The inner movement truly makes this watch durable in many ways, and precise in others. The movement offers a power reserve of up to 72 hours.

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Back and Movement

Grand Seiko SBGM221 GMT Watch Strap

This stunning timepiece comes with an equally enticing Crocodile Leather watch strap, but this watch deserves much better such as a custom blue suede DaLuca leather strap as pictured. Like many Grand Seiko watches, we feel the strap and boxes are the weak point, so swapping out the strap to almost anything else can amount to a much more comfortable and better looking watch wearing experience.

What Do We Have to Say?

Grand Seiko is not just another watchmaker, but a hub of innovative and creative engineers who are willing to go the extra mile to create extraordinary masterpieces. The Grand Seiko Elegance GMT SBGM221 watch is just more proof of that. This watch is beautiful in social gatherings, sports events, and other formal occasions. You can wear it with your favorite polo shirt or with your office attire, and it will blend in perfectly.

So, if you already have your Grand Seiko SBGM221, and you are now looking for new ways to spice up the look, DaLuca Straps is where you can visit to find the perfect strap to swap out the OEM strap to. This online shop offers all kinds of straps, ranging from custom shell cordovan straps to custom handmade alligator watch bands among many other superb choices. Everything at DaLuca Straps comes from the highest quality material to perfectly compliment your watch.

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