Grand Seiko SBGV009

cal. 9F82

Factory Spec. 10 SPY

Thermocompensated: Thermistor

User Adjustable: Yes

One of the first High Accuracy watches I acquired. This limited edition watch with the 9F82 movement is just about the most beautiful watch I own. No lume on the hands or markers, but finished in such a way as to make it easy to read the time in any light.

User adjustable in increments of 8 SPY, this watch is currently (August 2015) running at around the high six to low seven SPY.

The lack of independently adjustable hour hand makes this (and all other Grand Seikos in its range) an undesirable watch for many HAQ adherents.


UPDATE - after a year of fantastic service (nearly every day on the wrist), I was very sad to part with this watch. Of all the watches I have sold or am planning to sell, this and the Habring2 will be missed the most.

FURTHER UPDATE - I just couldn't let it go. I missed this watch so much that I went back to the AD and bought another one!

Some details for this watch may not be complete as it has not yet completed comprehensive testing.

Parent Company Seiko Holdings Corporation
Brand Grand Seiko
Model Series Historical Collection
Model Name Self-dater
Model Number SBGV009
Case Number 0AB0
Serial Number 1063 / 1200
Approx. Date of Manufacture 2014
Calibre (mvt maker) 9F82
Calibre (brand) 9F82
Factory SPY 10
TC Appproach Count adjustment & thermistor
Frequency (XO 1) 32 kHz
Frequency (XO 2) n/a
Rate Adjustment User
Major Inhibition Period 160
Minor Inhibition Period unknown
Power Disposable cell
Cell Number SR920SW
Case Back Screw
Water Resistance 10 bar
Features 3-hand, no numeral dial
  Date (not perpetual)
Timing Results Basic data  &  Further details
Images Photos - Large File Sizes!
Documents User manual