Note – none of the photos in this listing have been “touched up” in Photoshop to hide blemishes or imperfections. What you see is what you get.
In all likelihood, anyone who is potentially interested in acquiring an example of this watch will be fairly knowledgeable about it, but I do want to be absolutely open regarding what is – and what is not – known about these pieces. So before going into detail about the specific example that I am selling, some background.
Patek Philippe 5396G-012
I don’t generally do “straight on” shots as I find them a bit boring to be honest, but I thought I’d have a play with this Patek with the intention to get a nice graduated light on the bezel. Turned out OK I reckon.
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Some may feel it is a little early for a #GSWednesday post, but it’s gone 2am in Tokyo already, so why not get started 🙂 Featured here is almost the entirety of my vintage Grand Seiko collection. I left out the dodgy black dialed 57GS’s, and a rather scrappy 5722 cap gold, which left me with a nice round 60 to share!
After a lot of research, I believe there were 122 distinct models released in the vintage era, so I’m basically half way there now! I’ve come a long way from the original plan which was just to get a single example of each movement that was used. I doubt I’ll ever complete the full set, but as they say – “never say never” 😂
OK. So who can name every single model pictured here? 😉
Grand Seiko 5646-7010 with blue dial and faceted crystal.
Here’s another piece from the vintage Grand Seiko collection that I’ve not shot in over a year. This is one of the NOS “full set” pieces I have that is complete with its original box, strap, buckle and all paperwork.
The one question mark re this piece however is the crystal. The seller claimed that this was a Wako limited edition, and hence the faceted crystal. Not entirely sure whether that claim is based on fact, and hard to verify given this is from 1973, but it would be nice if it were!
I needed a shot of this in portrait orientation for a little project I have been working on that will be revealed for Grand Seiko Wednesday tomorrow. See you then… #Seiko #GrandSeiko #グランドセイコー #セイコー #vintage #vintagewatch #seikofam #watchfam #watch #watchphotography
It suddenly dawned on me that whilst I’ve posted quite a few shots lately of the rarer Grand Seiko Chronometer “First” / 3180 variants, it had been quite some time since I shot the more common “raised logo” dial from the collection.
There seems to be an almost insatiable demand for these watches at the moment, with good examples now selling in the upper 300 to lower 400k Japanese Yen range. That would have been unthinkable just six short months ago, so if you come across one of these at a good price, don’t hang about!
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