I got a Grand Seiko.

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svaglic
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I got a Grand Seiko.

Post by svaglic » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:15 pm

January of 1962
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It obviously needs to go get cleaned up.
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It has the original crown, it's nice I won't have to look for a new one of those. The raised, beveled crystal is original. You will see it has some scratches on it later on, I may have to replace it.
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I wanted a perfect Lion and an original dial with no marks. I got my lion, but there is an engraving on the back. That doesn't bother me, it bothers some though and I figured the engraving would keep some from bidding. That lion is perfect.
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Now the perfect dial, marred by a scratchy crystal.
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Wrist shot...... I think it is perfect.
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I have it on a generic black leather band right now. I need to find a gold Seiko buckle and begin the search for the perfect strap.
It looks better than the pictures show, it seems my marks are exaggerated in the pictures. I will send it off for a good cleaning and a slight polish. After I wear it a few days.

They started making these in 1960 til 1964. Although mine is referred to as the first Grand Seiko, it kind of isn't. The first dials were engraved, due to mistakes and jacked up dials that couldn't be used, they changed to gold print. So mine is the second dial of the first.

Here is a picture (not my picture) of the first Grand Seiko that was engraved.
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I was telling Mort that I probably spent too much on it, but I had the money and I wanted it. I have been looking at these for a while and there are just no deals on them. There were 2 others up for sale, one had a stain on the dial and one had chips on the dial, so I went for this one.
Thanks for looking.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
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