The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.

The Most Accurate GMT Movement Ever Made is at Topper



While most would be content to observe an anniversary with a new dial color in limited supply, Grand Seiko built an entirely new movement to celebrate 25 years of its groundbreaking quartz technology. Continuing those traditions is the new 9F86 calibre – a super-accurate manufacture GMT movement with an independently adjustable hour hand, making it a 'true GMT' and exceedingly practical for frequent fliers.

Like the rest of the movements in the 9F calibre family, the 9F86 is hand-assembled, beautifully finished, and fully sealed to minimize the risk of dust ingress in the gear train and stepping motor. It also features the 9F's signature auto-adjust mechanism to eliminate any second hand backlash. Oh, and it's accurate to an astonishing +/- five seconds per year. To call it anything but the most accurate, state-of-the-art GMT movement with a quartz engine would be an understatement.

Topper Jewelers and Grand Seiko are hosting a WatchtheBay Meetup called 'Quartz Day' on Saturday Night July 27th. This is Grand Seiko's first ever event in the United States that's been dedicated exclusively to their quartz movements. We'll have the latest 9F86-equipped watches like the gorgeous new blue-dialed SBGN009 in-store on Saturday, July 27th. You can RSVP here, or click here to learn more about Topper's selection of 9F watches.

As per usual, expect a festive atmosphere with other watch enthusiasts, where we'll have food and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. We'll be kicking things off at 5:30pm, and will close the store at 8:00pm. Grand Seiko's Regional Sales Director Roland Coy Burt will also be on hand to give a presentation about the 9F movements and the new GMT calibre in particular.  If you can't make the evening's event, Roland will also be on hand in the afternoon during normal store hours to take you through the watch line.




If you'd like to add a Grand Seiko 9F-equipped watch to your collection, we'd welcome you to inquire by calling Topper Jewelers at 888-730-2221 or emailing info@topperjewelers.com. You can also RSVP to the  'Quartz Day' event by clicking right here.

The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.