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  1. rspace Nov 28, 2022

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    Hello GS fans,

    44GS case design on the modern GS's have been quite popular and there has been quite a number of new releases based on it. Although not a fan (too big for my skinny hands) they are beautifully built. However i don't really get the connection to the original 44GS as they really don't look the same.GS themselves re-issued that watch with the SBGW047. The only connection i can see is with the last iteration of that model 4420-9990 which ironically is regarded by many as the least "Taro Tanaka" ish of the line-up. The association and celebration seems a bit strange to me. Thoughts?
     
  2. Dan S Nov 28, 2022

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    I don't really follow modern watches but I do collect vintage GS, would you consider posting photos illustrating what you are referring to? I do agree that the 4420-9990 is really not a typical "grammar of design" piece.
     
  3. Difeer Nov 28, 2022

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    GS themselves call it a re-interpretation of the original 44gs, which is fair. I see them as separate designs, with the new one being a somewhat distant cousin of the original.

    I am actually quite excited about the new 36.5mm versions. A dark blue lacquer dial would look smashing.

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/new-grand-seiko-sbgw291-and-sgbw293/

    Grand-Seiko-SBGW29X.003.jpg
     
  4. noless Dec 6, 2022

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    having recently fallen down the 45KS rabbit hole i think this new one looks more like a 45KS than a 44GS with the way the lugs go.

    Kinda makes me want one... that new one with the frost dial is stunning too and with 36000 vph movement...
     
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  5. Duckie Dec 7, 2022

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    I definately have my eye on the sbgy011 and am waiting to see one when they start to hit the display cases.
    The other day I was also eyeing off a sbga375 that looked quite stunning.

    I think one of these beauties is coming into the collection.
     
  6. rspace Dec 7, 2022

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    exactly !