Seiko 4S & 8L Brightz Family (SAGN005 SAGN007 SAGL001 SAGL005 SAGM007)

This Christmas Eve I had a very special treat. A fellow collector allowed me to borrow his collection of Brightz watches in order to do a photo review. Together with my own Brightz, I believe this is almost the complete collection of Brightz watches assembled at any one time. Do take note that these models were released in 2003/4 and cannot be found anymore. These are highly sought after due to their quality movements, enamel dials (which will never fade or tarnish with time) and font, which was recently resurrected in the SARG series.

Enjoy the photos!

Rare gathering of the Brightz Family

Rare gathering of the Brightz Family. Top (L to R): SAGN007, SAGN005 Bottom (L to R): SAGL001, SAGL005, SAGM007

SAGN005: 4S29 Handwinding, small seconds, power reserve indicator (+25/-15)

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Small seconds

Small seconds

Power Reserve

Power Reserve

Display back

Display back

SAGN007: 4S27 Automatic, GMT, Retrograde Day, Jumping Date (+25/-15). There are 3 (as far as I know) LE editions of this model, the SAGN006/8 which came with a pink gold bezel and gold hands and hour markers. The dial is white non-enamel (006)/ black enamel (008). The other LE edition is the SAGN015, which is the same as the SAGN007 with a blue-black dial. These LE editions are rare as hen’s teeth and I have yet to see any in person or for sale.

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Retrograde day

Retrograde day

Jumping date

Jumping date

GMT subdial

GMT subdial

Display back

Display back

SAGL001/SAGL005. 8L21 Automatic 3 hander (+25/-15). These are probably the only models with the 8L21 movement and is spec to +25/-15 and not the usual +15/-10 as in the 8L35 found in the MM300. These 2 are essentially the same, but the SAGL005 is a brown dial limited edition. Pictures shown here are essentially exchangeable except for the dial pictures.

SAGL001

SAGL001

SAGL001

SAGL001

SAGL001

SAGL001

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Signed crown

Signed crown

Illustrating the brushed/polished panes of the case

Illustrating the brushed/polished panes of the case

Illustrating the brushed/polished panes of the case

Illustrating the brushed/polished panes of the case

SAGL001

SAGL001

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

SAGL005

Display back

Display back

SAGM007: 8F32, 3 hander, Perpertual Calendar. White dial is also non-enamel. Comes with solid case back. Black dial variant is SAGM005

This is a high accuracy quartz movement. There are also multiple chronograph variants of this, such as the SAGJ003.

SAGM007

SAGM007

SAGM007

SAGM007

SAGM007

SAGM007

Signed crown

Signed crown

Solid case back. Lovely "B" logo!

Solid case back. Lovely “B” logo!

Simply love the Brightz range of watches. Hopefully it stays JDM only, so Seiko collectors get to enjoy these hidden gems a bit longer.

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