My First Grail Watch: Victor Marks

My First Grail Watch: Victor Marks

The last time we visited a mechanical Citizen was with the Signature Grand Touring Sport (hands-on here). The Signature Grand Touring Sport had a three-hand automatic, and in the Citizen Signature Grand Classic, we have a brand new automatic movement with the caliber 9184. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback on the rear of the steel case, the 9184 automatic movement operates at 4Hz with a 40 hour power reserve and offers the time, synchronized 24-hour hand (that acts as an AM/PM indicator), and my favorite complication, a power reserve indicator. It is a bit rare to find power reserve indicators on automatic watches, but you have one here at a pretty nice price.

The "Hi-Beat" Grand Seiko 62GS watches come in 40mm-wide steel cases with the in-house made caliber 9S85 automatic movements with 55 hours of power reserve and visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The super-meticulously detailed dials have the industry's best dauphine-style hands and precision diamond-cut and polished hour markers. For these steel Grand Seiko 62GS watches, we have the SBGH037 with a silver dial and blue seconds hand as well as the SBGH039 with the lovely brownish red dial that I am very fond of.

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