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Grand Seiko x HODINKEE Automatic GMT SBGM239 LE Watch Review

Grand Seiko has released another amazing watch, the Grand Seiko x HODINKEE Automatic GMT SBGM239. This watch follows the style and design of the SBGM221 with two major differences: the dial color and the gorgeous 3 piece bracelet. It is a part of the heritage collection and quickly became popular for its amazing design, thanks mostly to HODINKEE and their subtle design choices.

Grand Seiko Automatic GMT SBGM239 Watch

The Grand Seiko Automatic GMT SBGM239 Limited Edition watch is among the most styled watches among various GMT models in the marketplace. The steel bezel lightens up in the right light and offers a beautiful contrast against the dark blue color scheme for the dial. This deep matter blue color is also called "Yūgure.” It means twilight or dusk in Japanese, further tying Grand Seiko's watch designs to nature.

Overall Specs

Grand Seiko used stainless steel to construct the watch and bracelet. The case comes in at a width of 39.5mm and a thickness of 13.7mm, while the lug width comes in at 19mm wide. This watch offers a water resistance of up to 30 meters. The case back comes with an engraving that shows HODINKEE’s wordmark. This watch also features a sapphire display back, so you can drool over the gorgeous movement.

The watch features a twilight blue with grey accents color scheme for a brilliant style in addition to the amazing case. It is easily legible in low/dark light and offers a beautiful shine in the sunlight.


This watch uses the automatic Grand Seiko caliber 9S66. This is a powerful in-house movement that offers a power reserve north of 72 hours. The caliber 9S66 automatic in-house movement offers the functionality of hours, minutes, seconds, date display, and a 24-hour second-time zone hand. Therefore, you can stay in touch with multiple time zones simultaneously.

The movement is a hand-wound movement. Moreover, it is has a stop-seconds function. This movement runs at 4Hz, and come with approximately 225 components and 35 jewels. The bridges and rotor also offer amazing machine applied striped decoration for maximum accuracy.

You can adjust the local hour hand in one-hour increments and you can adjust it forward or backward in the crown's first position. The GMT hand is also connected to the minute hand. Therefore, one should adjust the second time-zone before adjusting the primary time zone.

Watch Strap

The Grand Seiko Automatic GMT SBGM239 Limited Edition watch for HODINKEE comes with a stainless steel bracelet. You can easily adjust it for different wrist sizes without any issues. This bracelet adds a casual and sporty vibe to your wrist and is a refreshing look compared to other Grand Seiko releases which feature a less than desirable bracelet.

What Do We Have to Say?

Grand Seiko has only released 500 limited pieces for the brilliant Grand Seiko Automatic GMT SBGM239 Limited Edition watch for HODINKEE, at a price of $5400USD. So, if you are among the lucky people who already have this watch and want new watch straps for your new coveted timepiece, DaLuca Straps is here for you.

You can get leather military watch strapsvintage ammo watch straps, or shell cordovan watch straps, depending upon your preferences. You can also enjoy a custom watch strap for your Grand Seiko, allowing you to dial in the watch strap to every nuanced preference. If you want, you can also get top-notch leather care accessories and keep your leather watch straps in pristine condition.

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