The SBGV245 is strikingly attractive in person – in fact, I think it’s one of the most aesthetically successful quartz Grand Seiko models. The faceted stainless steel case is 40mm x 11.8mm, and it wears very comfortably – the case middle, minus the bezel, crystal, and screw-in caseback is only about 8mm thick. As is the case across the board with Grand Seiko the quality of case finishing is impeccable – given the current craze for steel sports watches, if you’re looking for something very luxuriously crafted indeed, which is not one of The Usual Suspects (and which, moreover, is something that you can actually find, to say nothing of find very wallet-friendly into the bargain) this watch is definitely worth serious consideration.