Both are fixed, and I'm fine with that.
And to clarify things, I did not buy this watch. Yet.
I'd love to have that kind of money at the ready for an impulse buy, but I sadly don't. As a result, I exited the shop with the SKXA35 diver back at my wrist, much to my wife's relief I'm sure. That being said, the Grand Seiko left quite an impression on me. I have a couple of watch purchases I am currently saving for (one being buying back a 1969 Speedmaster I sold 9 years ago, and not at the same price as you may imagine!), but once that is done I will have freedom to pick another target. And while a week ago I would have said that surely this would be another chronograph, right now it seems very possible that the SBGM245 might be top of the list.
For someone who until now had only a passing interest for GMT watches, that is quite a shift! Having one as a Grail, whether I ultimately reach it or not, is something quite unexpected for me, and it is a testimony of how impressed I was with that Grand Seiko.
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