Post by pollythecat on Jul 14, 2015 22:38:22 GMT -8
Not many watches qualify for being able to be described as beautiful and this ain't one of them. But it does come pretty close.
I had a SARB065 Cocktail Time for about a year but although the dial and hands are great I could not get on with the case shape and the lack of a bracelet for it, I tried all sorts of straps and even a shark mesh but it never felt right. So it never got worn.
Then recently I spotted this SDGM001 Brightz, it has the same starburst lacquered dial as the SARB (but cream) and general look but the case is much more pleasing to my eye plus it has a super bracelet. So I sold off the Cocktail Time plus a couple of other watches and bought the SDGM001.
I bought it from Creation who took my money and then informed me they had pissed off on holiday and gave me the option for a refund but I decided to wait, three weeks later the wait was worth it.
It is brilliant and everything the Cocktail Time should have been. At 40mm diameter it actually wears a little large for a dress watch although I am sure some would prefer this.
I am pleased with the bracelet, it is a decent quality like the rest of the watch and the half links allow a perfect fit. The pin and collar was a pain because the pins are so tight and had to be hammered out and in, possibly because the stainless is coated and the tolerances have been taken up.
I think this may be the Sumo/Shogun equivalent of the Seiko dress watch line. Its what you get before getting a GS/MM300
Post by pollythecat on Jul 26, 2017 23:42:21 GMT -8
Well it's gone now, along with the pictures on Photobucket.
The final conclusion is the SDGM001 is a really nice watch of super quality for the price but for me it was just a little too big for a dress watch. If it was smaller it would have been a keeper, maybe if I munched burgers and weighed 20 stone it would have fitted better.
Have one as well and a 7.25" wrist and yes it is very big for a dress watch! Mine had a finish issue: brush surface transition on the left side was incorrect (around 10o'clock), was changed under warranty but for whatever reason Seiko changed the caseback as well and i lost the initial number. Missmatch with papers now. Still not happy...