Casio MR-G Mid-Size

Casio sets the standard with the new Mid-Size MRG.  

MRGB1000B-1A

Designed and manufactured only in Casio’s high end Yamagata Factory under the theme “Simplicity & Intelligence this new MRG’s  Basic black coloring is done in the image of the shaded gradations of black ink wash paintings.  The Dial Casio states is Simplistic and Minimal, but there is noting simple about the pure elegance for such a tough watch. 

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Featuring a smaller and slimmer case design, this Bluetooth connected MRGB1000B-1A boasts a resilient yet lightweight titanium case and band with a diamond-like carbon coating, as well as a non-reflective sapphire crystal. The Mid-Size is also fitted with G-SHOCK MR-G Connected App for smartphone users to easily set world time and monitor the watch’s key functions, such as self-adjustment, solar charging, and access a 5-year digital warranty.  No other brand of Smartwatch offers this type of service.  

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Only a small handful of authorized retailers will see this limited piece, and AZ Fine Time is extremely proud to offer this model at the Mid-sized price tag of $2600.00.  Call 1-800-486-3996 to order or click here to find out more about MRG, and Casio At AZ Fine Time. 

 

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CASIO G-SHOCK FULL METAL 5000 SERIES COMING SOON TO AZ FINE TIME

CASIO G-SHOCK FULL METAL 5000 SERIES COMING SOON

Posted by Gary Spahr, Kole Hirsh on 12th Feb 2018

Arizona Fine Time is proud to offer the new Casio G-Shock Full Metal 5000 Series

Possibly replacing the DW-5750 revival as the most surprising release of the year, the G-Shock GMW-B5000 series features metal bezels and bands with the classic square shape plus a sapphire crystal, Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, and Bluetooth V4.1 connectivity. Reminiscent of the solid gold Dream Project concept watch, the GMW-B5000 has two variants: the silver GMW-B5000D-1 and gold GMW-B5000TFG-9. We don’t have any official information from Casio yet but have heard that the watches are limited editions made of steel with a price of around €500 EUR for the silver model and €600 EUR for the gold model.

It is believed that the GMW-B5000 has a full stainless steel housing and screw-back case like the GW-5000-1JF. A European distribution site states that it has a phone finder and flight log memory functions, as well as the usual features like world time, stopwatch, timer, 5 alarms. It is fully shock-resistant and water-resistant to 200 meters. Unlike most 5000-5600 models, it has a LED light instead of the EL backlight. No word yet on if it has call and message alerts like the GB-5600 series did.

The solar panels on the face have a brick pattern that is reminiscent of the first-ever G-Shock DW-5000 and previous DW-5000 anniversary tribute models. This is the first time this brick pattern has appeared on a solar model.

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More information to come soon! Call our experts to place your pre-order now: 1-800-486-3996

 

Special Savings On Seiko Astron GPS Solar “Stratosphere” Models + Hands On With The SAS031

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

In 2014, Seiko introduced a new design for the Seiko Astron GPS Solar.  The design draws inspiration from the stratosphere surrounding the Earth and was thus named the “Stratosphere” collection.  The “Stratosphere” series has 4 terrific models to choose from, all of which are now in stock at exceptional savings!  The 1st model released in the line up was the SAS031, which we are going to take a close look at today.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

The dial on both the SAS031 and its counter part in rose gold plate (SAS032) will have a faint map of the globe as viewed from the North Pole, and altered to coordinate the city codes on the inner bezel with the map.  The translucent black dial stores a solar panel allowing the watch to recharge, and providing a maximum 2 year  power reserve if in sleep mode.  The dial lay out is the same as the previous Astron GPS models, with home time clock (an independent clock that does not adjust automatically) at 6:00 and the mode indicating hand near the 10:00.  The mode hand will display the watches current power level if not in any other use.  Below the power reserve is a small airplane icon.  Adjusting to airplane mode will turn off your GPS receiver completely, so it cannot manually or automatically receive satellite signal.  Below that is the day light savings adjustment, which can quickly be turned on or off by pushing the upper left button once, and holding the lower right button for about 3 seconds.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031Above your power reserve indicator is the satellite connection indicator.  When the mode hand points to “1”, this means the watch is connecting to one single satellite, just to updates its accuracy, not timezone.  This will occur automatically if the watch is exposed to bright enough sunlight, due to a new smart sensor Seiko developed for this piece, or if you hold the upper right button for 3 seconds.  The “4+” is engaged when the upper right button is held down for 6 seconds, and this is when the Astron will actually determine your latitude and longitude, decipher which timezone you are standing in, and adjust the hands to that timezone.  Thanks to over 10 years of development and over 100 patents, Seiko has their proprietary GPS satellite corrected 7X52 caliber used in the Astron GPS Solar series.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

Now we get into the new design developed for the “Stratosphere” series.  You will notice that 1st of all, there are no ceramics in this line up.  Typically, the GPS antenna ring (which was developed in-house by Seiko) sits underneath the ceramic bezel of Astron, in order to connect clearly.  The “Stratosphere” uses a tremendous domed crystal that stretches nearly the entire diameter of the stainless steel case, an entire 48mm’s, and has the antenna underneath eliminating the need for ceramics.  The case in total measures out at 18.1mm thickness, but the domed sapphire crystal is 5mm thick in itself.  The crystal requires a labor intensive 10 hours of polishing in order to receive the smooth, domed, stratospheric design mimicking the second major layer of the atmosphere surrounding the Earth.  The difference in UTC is easily read from the front of the dial while the city codes are big and bold on the sides.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

The natural Lumi Brite material used for its luminova is spectacular.  The large hands display a great amount of lume.  Each index has lume, with 12, 3, 6 and 9 containing even more.  The most unusual part is the ring of reflecting lume that surrounds the edge of the sapphire glass, creating a cool and futuristic look, that lights up the dial tremendously.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

The pusher, crown, and pretty much the entire case design are totally different from the original series of Astron GPS.  Even with the extra strength silicone strap versions, these new models seem to be a slight bit more on the dressy side, with the leather strap variations even more so.  The SAS037 will be a stainless steel model on black croc strap…

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS037

And the SAS038 will have rose gold accents on a dark grey croc strap. This model is also labeled as a “Shop Limited Model” in Japan.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS038

The SAS032 is the rose gold variation on silicone band.

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS032

Seiko Astron GPS Solar "Stratosphere" SAS031

As mentioned, there are four great models available at very special prices.  Here is a rundown of the available models at these very special prices:

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Stratosphere SAS031
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Stratosphere
MSRP – $2500.00
SALE PRICE – $1250.00
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Seiko Astron GPS Solar Stratosphere SAS032
Seiko Astron GPS Solar
MSRP – $2,600.00
SALE PRICE – $1,295.00
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Seiko Astron GPS Solar Stratosphere SAS037
Seiko Astron GPS Solar
MSRP – $2,550.00
SALE PRICE – $1,275.00
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Seiko Astron GPS Solar Stratosphere SAS038
Seiko Astron GPS Solar
MSRP – $2,600.00
SALE PRICE – $1,295.00
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Those interested can order these new models directly on our site HERE.  Please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996 with any questions or submit an inquiry through AZFineTime.com.

Thanks for reading!

 

THREE NEW GRAND SEIKO LIMITED EDITIONS SBGE037 SBGJ019 AND SBGX119

THREE NEW GRAND SEIKO LIMITED EDITIONS SBGE037 SBGJ019 AND SBGX119

THREE NEW GRAND SEIKO LIMITED EDITIONS SBGE037 SBGJ019 AND SBGX119

For 2015, Seiko has three new Limited Editions that are going to be are all going to be very small production, with the most being produced in a quantity of 500 pieces.  First, we introduce you to SBGE037, which will be featured in Seiko’s proprietary Bright Titanium case, with gold accents for the hands, indexes and potions of the bezel.  This is a take on their SBGE001 or SBGE015, but with a dark blue gradient dial and subtle texture.  The GMT hand and accents will be in orange, creating a very unique look for this LE GS.  Only 150 pieces will be made world wide.

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GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH037 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH037 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH037 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

The other Grand Seiko 62GS modern interpretation in Hi-Beat form is the SBGH037, with distinct silver radial finished dial and blued seconds hand.  This LE will be a 1,000 count production for the world, has stainless steel case and features their 9S85 caliber.

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GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH039 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH039 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

GRAND SEIKO 62GS HI-BEAT SBGH039 LIMITED EDITION : HANDS ON

The 62GS was the first Grand Seiko to feature a self-winding movement.  For the 55th Anniversary of Grand Seiko, they introduced a series deriving its design from the 62GS, and coming in multiple movement types.  Today we feature the Grand Seiko 62GS Hi-Beat Limited Edition SBGH039 with a stunning new dial.

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SEIKO PROSPEX MARINE MASTER 1000M SBDX014: HANDS ON

SEIKO PROSPEX MARINE MASTER 1000M SBDX014: HANDS ON

SEIKO PROSPEX MARINE MASTER 1000M SBDX014: HANDS ON

Another new Prospex model being introduced for Seiko’s 50th Anniversary of dive watches will be their infamous Marinemaster Tuna Can 1000m, with 8L35 movement.  A first for the US market to see, the SBDX014 will have rose gold accents, a ceramic shroud and extra-strength silicone strap.

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