SOLD WATCHES ARCHIVE 1

SOLD WATCHES ARCHIVE 2

SEIKO GRAND SEIKO QUARTZ LC 9587 - 8000

Quality: AA + BOX PAPERS

  • List price: SOLD
  • Year: 1989 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • 95GS Quartz
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
  • & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per year
  • box/ papers/ limited warranty

 

Grand Seiko… A resounding name that Seiko has developed over the years into a stand-alone luxury watch brand. The Grand Seiko's from the sixties were supplemented in the early 70s with very ingenious quartz timepieces. Always ground breaking design combined with innovative movements sparkled with a superb attention to detail.

 

This is Seiko's very first Grand Seiko quartz. There might be some dispute about this moniker because Seiko produced many Grand Quartz'es before they came out with this model. But it's a first with the new movement the 95GS, so lets call this the first Grand Seiko quartz watch. It delivered accuracy of 10 seconds per year, many times higher than other quartz movements. This model looks great and has all of its links which is true find. It also come s with box and papers making it an even better gem. The bracelet has some scratches but nothing out of the ordinary. The level of detail, the beautiful dial, the delicacy of the design, it's a true collector's item.

 

Item number: GS QRTZ AA 20-02-1 - FULL SET

SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH LC 0634 - 5001

quality: A

  • List price: RESERVED
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • LCD Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds, chronograph, day & date.
  • deviation: ± 1 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

The 0634 caliber was Seiko's first digital LCD chronograph quartz watch. It can display hours (AM/PM), minutes and the day of the month and has a light for the LCD. The chronograph provides a start/stop and a lap function. One of the early models they brought out in the mid '70s. The 0634 series is still one popular vintage digital people are looking for. There are a few other variants in the series, but they all sort of carrying the same look. Two front buttons to control the chronograph functions, light and other setting functions, with no side button on either sides. The casing is a one-piece stainless steel, with a real glass crystal.  Very sturdy built.

 

The glass and case has been polished but in spirit of the Zaratsu design rules. So all the right angles and sharpness of the fold kept clean and crisp. This historical LC looks the part and with it's original steel bracelet it looks quite retro.

 

Item number: LC-0002-B

SEIKO QZ - 0923 - 8040

quality: AAA NOS

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1976
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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A serious collector will have dealings with the 38 caliber movement and the other early quartzes of the seventies, like the 0923 QZ. These movements were divided in the SQ, QT, QR and QZ quartzes. The highest quality and the most expensive of these quartzes were the SQ & QT with tighter specifications - 15s as compared to QR's 20. Only then came the QR and finally (much later in time as well) the QZ. Remember, at this time there were no cheap quartzes so even the "lower grade" QZ was more expensive than the average mechanical watch.

We are not done here however, and it does not get any easier as the 38 QZ descendant is introduced finally in 1975 with the 09 series with a 15/20spm specification.

 

This QZ is very rare one. I haven't seen much QZ and no QZ in this beautiful NOS state. It is NOS and has a heavy quality steel bracelet. No folded links here. All milled steel. The brown sunburnst dial is mystical.

 

Item number: QZ-0003-AAA NOS

SEIKO SINGLE Quartz V.F.A. 3823 - 7000

quality: AB

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1972 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 37mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds, day, date
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

The iconic quartz VFA is literally a museum piece. It was the evolvement of the first 3500 quartz movement now scaled up for mass production. These Very Fine Adjusted series was spared no expense, it boasted a 7 jewel movement and was compensated to temperature. Hand applied metal minute markers and ant-magnetic covers fitted in front and rear.

 

Interestingly the case has a somewhat organic shape contracting most of the latter quartzes made by Seiko whom had all kinds of straight lines. In the early 70's this design was seen as very futuristic. Even though it has an organic shape the design of the dial and hands are simple, straight yet elegant. This dark blue VFA has been serviced (clean & oil) September 2019. The glass was lightly polished. The steel strap is non-Seiko but fits quite well with the case. And at this price a steal.

 

Item number: V3-0012-AB

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SEIKO Quartz SGP V.F.A. 3923 - 502B

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 33mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds, day, date & LED power indicator
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

The Seiko 3923A (day-date version of cal.3922) is an awkward one of a kind mix of early quartz and LED technology. The 39SQW series was made by the Daini Seikosha factory and had a different construction than the 38SQ Suwa series with stepping-motor. Both were very expensive and precise with the Very Fine Adjustment V.F.A. The red LED applied on the dial must have been revolutionary at that time but unfortunately it only serves as a pulsating power indicator, but it does it every second which is quite cool.

This SGP VFA has some gold plate fading on its edges but it isn't annoying it adds to the patina. The dial and glass has some light scratches but overall this VFA looks great. The dial is a piece of art with triple brushed finish and huge raised hour indexes. It runs excellent. The pulsating power LED indicator works and the new leather strap is as Seiko intended back in 1975.

 

Item number: V5-0014-A

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SEIKO SINGLE Quartz Superior 4883 - 8000 - NEAR NOS

quality: AAA

  • List price: € SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1976
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 38mm (ex crown).
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • Box & papers / no warranty

 

This 4883 Superior is just perfect. I mean it's just PERFECT! It's near NOS. I mean NOS. Really, I think it has seen about two weeks of wrist time in all of its 43 years. The champagne coloured dial. The case. Everything is crisp and clean, like a new watch. The only thing, its clasp and clasp holder. They are functioning perfectly but the clasp is a bit larger because the original clasp holder was missing. It now has a genuine Seiko clasp from a vintage high-end Seiko. Honestly, I think it's the most beautiful Single Superior I have ever seen, and I have seen many. Yes, it's expensive. But this Superior  comes with a vintage Seiko box & papers (belonging to this 48 caliber), it's worth it, really.

 

Item number: SS-0003-AAA

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SEIKO TWIN Quartz Superior 9481 - 5000

quality: AAA

  • List price: RESERVED
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1979 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 32mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per year
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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Absolute beautiful Twin Superior (twin quartz) made to wear as jewellery. It tells time, and that's it. But how it tells time is from a different planet! It is just a pleasure to keep looking at this  watch with its intricate snowflake dial. Although the width of the case is only 32mm (without crown), this watch doesn't look small because its a square case.

 

Another thing that makes this watch special and quite personal is the fixed adjustment of the strap. The watch has been to the jeweller and we could extend this watch to a full length bracelet! Which is unique for this model! We had to use a spare Superior 9481 to harvest the extra bit of bracelet to create a wrist circumference of 19,7 cm. So it will fit any wrist!  This is the reason why this specific Superior is unique. The steel mesh bracelet has small indents on the inside of the bracelet where a jeweller or watchmaker needs to cut it exactly to your wrist. It takes 10 minutes of work. The clasp for closing the bracelet has a clip on both sides which are easily unclipped now you can fit this watch to your wrist perfectly, making the watch very personal. The Milanese'esque band feels 'soft' and flexible but at the same time also very solid. This bracelet seems to have a silver look and it also looks like a kind of meshed scales.

 

Item number: TQ-0005-AAA

SEIKO SINGLE Quartz Superior 4883 - 8000

quality: A

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 38mm (ex crown).
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

The Seiko Quartz Superior (formerly the V.F.A. - Very Fine Adjusted) series was then the most exclusive Seiko’s in the range. These "high quality quartz" (HAQ) timepieces that were in this Superior line were masterpieces with sometimes up to 8 or 9 jewels, which can then and still be serviced very well. The earlier Superiors were initially equipped with 1 quartz crystal and later on with 2 quartz crystals.

 

This HAQ Single Quartz Superior is equipped with a goldplated bezel and dial + hands from the goldplated Superior. This Superior has a Seiko steel bracelet that's from a QT. Basically the QT's where renamed Superiors, this to avoid confusion with Twin Superiors, making the Twin Superiors paramount to the other qualities. The dial and dials are in mint condition and case are in very good condition. This Superior is just perfect.

 

Item number: SS-0002-A

SEIKO TWIN Quartz Superior 9983 - 7000

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quality: AAA case & bracelet

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1980
  • Hardened Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 35mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per year
  • no papers/no warranty

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The Seiko Quartz Superior (formerly the V.F.A. - Very Fine Adjusted) series was then the most exclusive Seiko’s in the range. These "high quality quartz" (HAQ) timepieces that were in this Superior line were masterpieces with sometimes up to 8 or 9 jewels, which can then and still be serviced very well. The earlier Superiors were initially equipped with 1 quartz crystal and later on with 2 quartz crystals. But because these movement where so accurate deviations of only 5 seconds per year possible. Furthermore, the Superiors were literally superior to all other Quartz watches from Seiko.

 

This HAQ Twin Quartz Superior is a grail watch for most Seiko enthusiasts. This Twin Superior has a Twin Superior dial from the gold-plated version. All functions work properly as can be expected from a premium Seiko watch. This watch is produced in April 1979 and it is the 30th of the lot. The watch & dial are in mint condition. As the bracelet is very rare some modified shackles are made and inserted to fit a 18,5 cm wrist.

 

Item number: TQ-0004-AA

SUPERIOR

GRAND

KING

QUARTZ

SEIKO SINGLE QUARTZ - QT 3803 - 7110

quality: B case & B DIAL - C GLASS

  • List price: N.A
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1974
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown) TV model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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While the Seiko Superior was the top of its class, second to this quality was the Seiko QT line. The Seiko QT line is a bit of a dark horse in the Seiko line-up because it sat between the Superior and Grand Quartz line and was discontinued after 3 years. Most people don't know about these gems, which is good for the true Seiko aficionado. Also they are quite rare, hard to find. The movement in these QT are 8 or 9 jewels most of the time and very good serviceable.

 

This 0823-8000 has a cool blue Morpho dial, unfortunately it has some very small scratches on the dial. This QT has a blocky case and a navel (the protruding battery lid) and it has seen some wrist time. The crystal was scratched and has been polished and so has the case. You still see some nicks on the edge of the glass, but still the watch has great presence and works like a charm. Still some wearer marks are  visible. The bracelet is not Seiko original and a clasp extender has been used to make sure it will fit every wrist.

 

Item number: QT-0013-BBC

SEIKO SINGLE QUARTZ - QT 0823 - 7000 NOS

quality: AAA NOS

  • List price: SOLD
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1974 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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While the Seiko Superior was the top of its class, second to this quality was the Seiko QT line. The Seiko QT line is a bit of a dark horse in the Seiko line-up because it sat between the Superior and Grand Quartz line and was discontinued after 3 years. Most people don't know about these gems, which is good for the true Seiko aficionado. Also they are quite rare, hard to find. The movement in these QT are 8 or 9 jewels most of the time and very good serviceable.

 

This 0823-7000 is like new and in excellent shape. The green sunburst dial is just mesmerizing! The direction of the light plays with dial and from every angle it will look slightly different. Like magic. This model is quite different from all the other Seiko's made in the 70's and that's because the steel band is quite unique. No other Seiko has this type of bracelet. And as you can see this QT is NOS, I suspect it has been a store model. The stickers are still on the case and bracelet.

 

Item number: QT-0011-NOS

SEIKO SINGLE Quartz V.F.A. 3923 - 502A

quality: A

  • List price: € SOLD,-
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1973 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 33mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds, day, date & LED power indicator
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

The Seiko 3923A (day-date version of cal.3922) is an awkward one of a kind mix of early quartz and LED technology. The 39SQW series was made by the Daini Seikosha factory and had a different construction than the 38SQ Suwa series with stepping-motor. Both were very expensive and precise with the Very Fine Adjustment V.F.A. The red LED applied on the dial must have been revolutionary at that time but unfortunately it only serves as a pulsating power indicator, but it does it every second which is quite cool.

This VFA has seen some serious wrist time but it looks good and is in tiptop shape. The dial is a piece of art with triple brushed finish and huge raised hour indexes. It runs excellent. The case and crystal have been polished. As most vintage watches don't have lume, this one shows its pulsing LED indicator! This VFA comes on a heavy quality black NATO strap.

 

Item number: V2-0011-BB

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SEIKO SINGLE QUARTZ - QT 3802 - 7030 CAP-GOLD

quality: A CASE & DIAL - B GLASS

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1973 - JDM
  • Cap Gold + leather
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 38mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • No box/no papers/no warranty

 

While the Seiko Superior was the top of its class, second to this quality was the Seiko QT line. We have put our QT line in the Superior section because the quality and finish of these QT movements and craftsmanship of the case and dial are really exquisite. The Seiko QT line is a bit of a dark horse in the Seiko line-up because it sat between the Superior and Grand Quartz line and was discontinued after 3 years. Most people don't know about these gems, which is good for the true Seiko aficionado. Also they are quite rare, hard to find. The movement in these QT are 8 or 9 jewels most of the time and very good serviceable.

 

This navel QT capped gold watch and is a real workhorse. While it's not gold through and through it does have the thickest layer of gold plating. It shows no fading, none what so ever. This watch has some wearer marks and has some minor scratches on the glass/crystal, but dial is pristine. It has a new heavy quality leather strap (not Seiko branded). This navel QT is a real beauty and .

 

Item number: QT-0010-AB

SEIKO SINGLE QUARTZ - QT 0823 - 8000

quality: B CASE - A DIAL - C GLASS

  • List price:(SOLD)
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1974 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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While the Seiko Superior was the top of its class, second to this quality was the Seiko QT line. The Seiko QT line is a bit of a dark horse in the Seiko line-up because it sat between the Superior and Grand Quartz line and was discontinued after 3 years. Most people don't know about these gems, which is good for the true Seiko aficionado. Also they are quite rare, hard to find. The movement in these QT are 8 or 9 jewels most of the time and very good serviceable.

 

This 0823-8000 has a beautiful green emerald dial, quite mysterious. This QT is all original but has seen some wrist time. The crystal was scratched and has been polished to the part. Also the case has been slightly polished but wearer marks are still visible

 

Item number: QT-0012-BAC

SEIKO TWIN Quartz Superior 9481 - 5000 14K

quality: AA CASE & DIAL

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1981 - JDM
  • 14K Gold + leather
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 32mm (ex crown) Square model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per year
  • Plus box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This stunning Twin Quartz Superior has its decorative case made out of solid 14K gold. The Seiko Superior line was the pinnacle of watch making know-how and Seiko made it this watch to wear like jewellery. The only thing this 14K golden Superior does is tell time, but it does it like no other. The perfect gold coloured dial has a thread/yarn pattern that lights up at different angles of light and is just mesmerizing to 'watch'.

 

This watch has a case width of 32 mm it and sits really well on a more elegant wrist, male or female. The watch tells much more besides the time, it tells a tale of elegance. The case back has a slight dent in it but it doesn't affect the water resistant'ness, but remember, do not swim or shower with vintage watches. The luxurious Seiko gift box can be included for an extra € 60,- . This box does NOT come standard with this watch.

 

Item number: TQ-0003-AA

Item number: TQ-0003-AA + BX

SEIKO TWIN Quartz Superior 9983 - 8000 NOS

quality: AAA NOS

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1979 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per year
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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Roughly 5 models where made for the Superior line carrying the Twin Quartz technology and this 9983-8000 was the top within that line, with an original selling price of 230.000 yen back in 1979. This Twin Superior 9983 is unworn, unscratched and perfectly kept, thus making it a NOS (new old stock) Twin Superior from 1981. Understand that this watch almost 38 years old and it looks and feels as BRAND NEW! Because, in a sense, it is. Any Seiko aficionado knows what this means, it makes it highly collectible for any collection.

 

This 9983-8000 is in pristine excellent shape. The white snowflake dial is in just perfect. The frosted metal look on the casing and bracelet are untouched. Also the brushed sides of the case are new and unscratched, which is usually one of the first things that starts to fade and becomes ‘polished’ by wearing. So, no scratches, no dents, no marks!

 

Item number: TQ-0001-AAA

SUPERIOR

GRAND

KING

QUARTZ

SEIKO TWIN Quartz Superior 9983 - 8000

quality: A CASE - B DIAL

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1979 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Twin Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 5 seconds per year
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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The Superior line was paramount to all other Seiko qualities. It even topped the Grand Seiko VFA back in the days. And there are about 5 Superior models made by Seiko which where equipped with the Twin Quartz technology and this 9983 is one of the top levels within that group. It is quite rare and hard to find in good condition. The steel band and case have a brushed metal look. This watch is unpolished and case and band are in good condition.

 

Unfortunately this Twin Superior has a burnt dial, visible around the day/date window. But that is what makes this watch approachable for he who has little budget but still wants a serious watch. Again this Twin Superior was sold in 1980 was 230.000 yen and only for the domestic Japanese market.

 

Item number: TQ-0002-AB

SEIKO SINGLE Quartz Superior 4883 - 8001

quality: AA case & A bracelet

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1977
  • Hardened Stainless Steel
  • Single Quartz technology
  • Ø 36mm (ex crown) TV model
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 15 seconds per month
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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The Seiko Quartz Superior (formerly the V.F.A. - Very Fine Adjusted) series was then the most exclusive Seiko’s in the range. These "high quality quartz" (HAQ) timepieces that were in this Superior line were masterpieces with sometimes up to 8 or 9 jewels, which can then and still be serviced very well. The earlier Superiors were initially equipped with 1 quartz crystal and later on with 2 quartz crystals. But because these movement where so accurate deviations of only 5 seconds per year possible. Furthermore, the Superiors were literally superior to all other Quartz watches from Seiko.

 

This HAQ Single Quartz gold plated Superior is equipped with a Twin original Seiko Quartz Superior gold-plated bracelet from 1980. The original clasp of the gold plated band was broken and replaced with a gold coloured clasp/closure of Esslinger (if desired the defective clasp can be included). No fading on the watch case, the gold plated band does have some wear spots but doesn't really show while wearing the watch. The dial is in mint condition and case are in mint condition.

 

Item number: SS-0001-AA

SUPERIOR

GRAND

KING

QUARTZ

SEIKO 5 SPORTS SPEEDTIMER 6138-0020 - TOKEI ZARA

quality: AB

  • List price: SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1973 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 21 jewels bph
  • Ø 42 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    chrono (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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Chronographs of this era are defined by their intricate dials with colorful accents, daring angular case shapes, and innovative mechanical movements. There is just something about the funky designs of the 1970’s that tick a lot of boxes for vintage collectors. Yet some of the coolest vintage chronographs currently on the second-hand market came from Japan, most notably from Seiko. During the 1970’s Seiko released dozens of automatic chronograph models, most notably their 6138 (dual subregister) and 6139 (single subregister) line. Out of this group came several watches that have since become cult collector classics, with memorable nicknames like the “Pogue”, “Bullhead”, and “Kakume” and this "Tokai Zara". This Suwa Seiko 5 Speedtimer is one of those famous Seiko chronographs. The Tokei Zara translate as 'bowl' and it refers obviously to the bowlshaped case of this very nice blue/black big boy. The watch has seen some wrist-time but it's nicely aged. The glass is polished. The watch has been fully serviced September 2019 (new mainspring). It runs very well.

 

Item number: S5TZ-0001-AB

SEIKO KS KING SEIKO 5626 - 7200

quality: A

  • List price:  SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1975 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 28.800 bph
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

This Suwa King Seiko with its emerald green dial is a kind of magic. Although this watch has been worn and shows some user marks it still looks fresh. The case has been polished slightly, keeping in mind the Zaratsu rules of Seiko so all folds are still sharp. The watch has been overhauled May 2019, cleaned and serviced, also taking care of its faulty quick-set utility. The 56 movements that were spooned into these KS's were real workhorses. As most Grand Seiko's from that era were also equipped with the 56 movement, with somewhat better adjustments, you can really speak of a high quality timepiece.

 

Although the faceted glass also been polished it still shows some minor scratches and nicks. Also the straight lines in glass facet are less hard, which interestingly actually increases the legibility of the beautiful green dial. This KS comes with a solid quality, unworn leather, alligator grained, black strap. To what I can verify by the Seiko catalogue, I believe it is the strap as Seiko intended at the time of release.

 

Item number: KS-0001-A

SEIKO WORLD TIME GMT - 6617 - 6010

quality: A

  • List price: € 695,-/SOLD
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1969 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 17 jewels bph
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    24h & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

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This Suwa World Timer is the second rendition of the GMT. The 1969 World Time GMT automatic is not only a gorgeous watch but was also a "special" in the Seiko Line-up of the late sixties. With a linen dial and a combination of blues and reds, it just exuded class among the more garish Seiko design experiments.  It also featured a fixed day-night ring on the dial - so for the GMT hand you can immediately see if it is day or night "over there". England began an experiment to maintain British Standard Time (GMT) at +1 all year long. It ended 1971 but until then London was in line with Paris! This meant that its World Time GMT 6117 bezel had to reflect this British experiment, As, precision was paramount and Seiko put London after GMT on the bezel, just above Paris. A laudable attention to detail. It became known as the "Error Bezel" and quite uniquely so - because in October 1971 it had to be changed all over again! Apart from a great history with attention to detail, this Seiko GMT is perfect condition and the dial and case are in very good shape. The steel bracelet is a NOS Seiko after-market bracelet.

 

Item number: WT-0001-A

SEIKO KING SEIKO CHRONOMETER 5625-7041

quality: A

  • List price: € 585,- SOLD
  • Year: 1973
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 28,800 bph
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
     & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This Seiko KS Chronometer Officially Certified, is one of Seiko's watches that was offered to the COSC Institute of official timekeeping in Switzerland for getting this much sought after certificate. Of course this KS was granted this document certifying that the King Seiko could withstand the rigorous testing devised by this institute.

 

This nice 5626-7041 is well kept, a beautiful running example of the exquisiteness of the King Seiko Chronometer. The watch was serviced September 2019 and also received a new mainspring. It runs very smooth with the gliding second hand, making it a true winner. The glass is new and the case has some nicks and minor dents. It adds to the patina. The dial is perfect. There seems to be a tiny bit of glue visible on the bezel. This is light refraction coming of the metal ring underneath. The glass is glued properly on this ring.

 

Item number: KS-CH01-A

KING SEIKO KS VANAC 5626 - 7150

quality: AA

  • List price: (SOLD)
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1973 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Automatic 28.800 bph
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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This Suwa King Seiko is a gem with 37mm (without crown). The 5626 timepiece is running very well and all functions are working properly. The quality of the case, facet glass and band is just perfect. This Vanac recently received a professional brushing in which the design language of Seiko (Zaratsu polishing) was observed. This means that polishing is done on certain surfaces but not on the cutting edges of the surfaces.

 

It totally brings this Vanac back to business. A beautiful watch with heavy quality steel strap. The steel bracelets that usually accompanied the Vanacs were regularly small pieces of art, and that is also the case with this Vanac. The Vanacs were only meant for the Japanese domestic market at the time, and the movements that were spooned into these KSs were real workhorses. Most Grand Seiko's from this time were also equipped with the 56 movements, with somewhat better adjustments, but you can really speak of a high quality timepiece.

 

Item number: KV-0002-AA

SEIKO Business 6206 - 8040

quality: A case - B dial

  • List price: SOLD
  • Automatic 18.000 bph
  • Year: 1979 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ø 37 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds,
    day & date (all works properly).
  • deviation: ± 8 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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 This classic Seiko Business automatic from Seiko runs very well. The 62xx timepiece was used in a different series of Seikos up to the famous Grand Seikos from the 60s. It's a special appearance with its large day indication window just above the 6 o'clock indication. At the time, this Business Selfdater was aimed at the Japanese "the business man". Despite its 37mm (without crown), this Business stands out and bears larger than its actual measurement. This is because the "bezel" is actually a very thin edge and therefore creates extra space for the face and readability.

 

There is a small damage dot next to the 1 hour indication of approximately 0.8 mm. Furthermore, the white silver dial looks good. The Business has no original Seiko strap but a good quality NOS vintage Jubilee strap that fits nicely with this watch. And for those who have never had a Seiko Business watch it seems a bit strange because you can only change the date by quick set option by pulling out the crown on the first position. The day indication can only be moved by hand by turning the hours. This is not a mistake of the timepiece,

but is standard with this 'Self Dater' from '65.

 

SEIKO Hi-BEAT 36.000 BPH 1944 - 0012 (LADIES)

quality: A OVERALL - B GLASS DOME

  • List price: SOLD
  • Daini Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1971 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • Hand wound - 36.000 bph
  • Ø 25 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds
  • deviation: ± 9 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

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A piece of Seiko history, the world's first ladies 36,000 bph! Another line of GS watches, the 19GS, is dubbed as the “Grand Seiko for Women”. Produced in the late 1960s to the early 1970s, the 19GS has three variations: Cal. 1984 VFA grade L4A, Cal. 1964 grade L3A, and Cal. 1944 grade L2A. The last 4 in the model number indicates no date. The Cal 19 Hi-Beat was the first ladies size mechanical watch worldwide to run at 36,000 bph. The 1944 - 0012 model does not carry Grand Seiko and is sometimes dubbed as Queen Seiko.

 

This ladies Seiko hand-wound watch runs beautifully and is in very good shape, the case did receive some light polishing. The domed plastic glass has some very small nicks. Overall, some tiny scratches of normal wear'n'tear are visible. The bracelet on this watch is just beautiful, no marks and will fit any wrist because of the clever clasp. While this model doesn't feature the Grand Seiko indication it seems to be regarded as a GS because the 1944 is a true hi-beat 'GS 36.000 bph' movement. Anyway, the silver lined dial is in good shape and sparkles. The second hand is a very nice 'sweeping' hand.

 

SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH LC A128 - 500

quality: C

  • List price: €
  • Suwa Seikosha studio
  • Year: 1978 - JDM
  • Stainless Steel
  • LCD Quartz technology
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds, chronograph, day & date.
  • deviation: ± 2 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

This nice retro looking Seiko has been polished because he had a lot of scratches on its case. I do not know the exact history of this tough LC but I think the glass has had a NOS replacement, because the glass is virtually unscratched! The scratches on the case do not interfere with further quality, because it just works well. All buttons work and the LCD is still pretty clear. The band is not original Seiko.

 

This watch will be sent without any insurance because of low value, a track/trace number will be provided. If you want insured shipment is no problem, please drop us an email and we will calculate the exact shipping costs.

 

Item number: A8-0003-C

HELVA HAND-WOUND AS1680 SWISS MADE

quality: B case - a dial

  • List price: SOLD
  • Hand wound mechanical
  • Year: 1950-59 - JDM
  • Gold plated - leather
  • Ø 35 mm (ex crown)
  • Functions: hour, minute, seconds
  • deviation: ± 10 seconds per day
  • no box/no papers/no warranty

 

There is not much known about the Helva watch brand besides that it is a true Swiss brand that probably went out of business somewhere in the early seventies. They produced some nice and upscale automatic and hand wound mechanical watches. They apparently made some movements in-house and they used movements from other quality Swiss brands such a ETA.

 

This Helva watch has a sunburst dial and a gold plated case. The movement was serviced early 2018 and is in very good shape. The case does have some user marks and slight scratches but nothing serious. I mean the watch is over 60 years old so nothing unexpected. The watch runs good and was recently fitted with a new genuine calfskin leather belt.

 

Item number: HG-0001-BA

 

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