I was looking at Grand Seikos weekend before last as I had enough saved up for a deposit on a quartz one. They seemed a bit underwhelming but this watch caught my eye and actually made me say, " Wow", out loud because of its stunning dial.
It's a Seiko Presage Cocktail Time Negroni. Terrible name but fabulous watch. It was love at first sight and I couldn't get it out of my mind. So of course, when I got home I googled it and found it at 10% off plus a further 10% off first purchases from Watcho. Free delivery within 4 days, arrived after 2. Highly recommend them.
The dial sometimes appears red, sometimes purple, sometimes brown. It has an extraordinary swirl pattern engraved on it. It has a lovely box hardlex crystal although there doesn't seem to be any anti reflective coating.
The date window is white on black and looks like it is colour matched to the dial until you view it close up.
It's about 38mm in diameter with a slimmish case that is highly polished throughout. Crown is signed.
The strap features a signed deployant clasp and is a dark brown with a purplish hue. It's my first watch with that style of clasp. Takes a bit of getting used to the keepers being on the wrong side.
And then there's the movement.
A Seiko 4R35 automatic with hand winding and hacking and about a 40 hour power reserve. I've been wearing it for a week and.....
It is still bang on the correct time.
That'll be my Grand Seiko itch scratched then.