Introduction The purpose of this newsletter is to provide guidance on which vintage Grand Seiko auctions on Yahoo Japan might be of interest to collectors. I also detail those “dodgy” listings that you need to avoid.
Well there’s a surprise. I finally won an auction for a watch recommended in the Friday newsletter 🤣
The LE snowflake pricing you mentioned is interesting. Last year I similarly picked up an SBGA475, a 50 piece limited edition steel snowflake in 39mm made for a shop in Osaka. When I saw the specs I expected to pay 10k at least given the pricing for the regular snowflake is 8k odd now, but it was released at just 5k odd jpy even with mark up from the reseller I got it at a lower price (brand new) than a beaten up snowflake. Seems like these LEs were done as favours to mark the commemoration with no profit intended for GS. Ironically that’s my first and only modern GS as it sent me down this vintage GS rabbit hole!
I’m the target demographic for that VFA. Maybe my first?
A shame about that bracelet. I had just picked up a 7030 to fix recently too!
Good week. The box, Liner info and hinky 44 were the highlights imo
On the pool: maybe move parts of the disclaimers to the bottom of each post. I still think they are needed for newbies or when this post will be old and looked at without context from the rest
Slow week 😰
What makes you think the Toyota Thailand is in any way legitimate?