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GRAND SEIKO First J14070 Carved Logo Dial

SKU: SEIKO268
Sale price£6,376.56 GBP


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-Specifications

Brand
Seiko
Model
Grand Seiko
Reference
J14070
Year
1960
Serial
N0xxxxx
Movement
Manual wind Cal.3180
Case
35mm
Material
14K Gold Filled (80 micron)
Lug Width
18mm
Bracelet
Black leather strap
Includes
Watch Only
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker
Warranty
1-year mechanical warranty
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*The photo of the movement was taken before service.


-Description

This is the first model of "Grand Seiko", which was born with the determination to "manufacture the world's finest wristwatch" and all the precision of parts, assembly technology, and adjustment technology based on the Crown.

It is a very standard and finished design that does not feel old-fashioned at all.

The case has a very thick 80 micron 14K gold plating.

The caseback has a lion medallion. The specifications of the medal are also the early model.

This is a type of dial with the Grand Seiko logo engraved below 12 o'clock, which is often introduced as a "carved logo dial".

This is a rare dial that was manufactured for just under a year from the late 1960s to the middle of 1961.

This example was manufactured in December 1960, which is relatively early for carved logo dials. It is interesting to note that there are subtle differences in the engraving of the logo depending on the time of production.

The combination of multifaceted bar indexes and dauphine hands cut in the mountain shape that is characteristic of carved dials gives a sense of sophistication.

The star-shaped mark above 6 o'clock represents the SD dial (Special Dial) and is only printed on watches with 14K or 18K gold indexes.

The movement is a manual wind Cal.3180.

This is a movement from Suwa Seikosha, developed for Grand Seiko based on the movement of Crown.

The condition of the movement is also very good.

This watch was purchased from Mr. Yoshihiko Honda a.k.a BQ(@bqwatch) who is leading expert of vintage seiko.

All components and authenticity are checked by him as well.

The watch has been complete serviced by our watchmaker before listing.

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