As promised, here’s a crop from the previous post to show the wonderfully subtle linen textured dial of the Grand Seiko 4520-7000. #GSWednesday
For #GSWednesday, a vintage piece with a fascinating case. This is the 4520-7000 from 1969, featuring the same calibre as found in the legendary Astronomical Observatory Chonometer. It has a wonderfully subtle textured dial, that I’ll post a detail of later in the day.
And the final medallion (although not the final shot for this week’s #GSWednesday) is from the 45GS series. The 45’s were manufactured by Daini Seikosha, and it had their logo below the #GrandSeiko one.
Dial detail from the #GrandSeiko 4520-8000 (not the 4522… Got out of sync, sorry!) #Seiko
And here’s the regular, non-gold cap version of the #GrandSeiko 4520, also – rather confusingly – numbered 4520-8000. #Seiko
And here’s that odd little detail from my #GrandSeiko 4520-8000. The index at 7 seems to still have some protective plastic on it! #Seiko
Next series is the 45GS. There are four different movements in this series. Two of them are currently missing from my collection – there’s a VFA, and of course the legendary Astronomical Observatory Chronometer. Of the “regular” pieces, first up is the 4520-8000 in Cap Gold. An interesting detail on this piece to be highlighted in the next post. #GrandSeiko #Seiko
A NOS #GrandSeiko 4520-8000 from 1971 in its original box. Just gorgeous! #Seiko
Time for a #GrandSeiko #vintage #SOTC. Posting in reverse chronological order, from 1970, the 4520-8000. #Seiko #Stateofthecollection #watch #watchesofinstagram #horology 3/9
So this morning’s shoot was to do a comparison of the #Seiko logo on the dials of a selection of my #GrandSeiko collection.
Some interesting variances, especially if you look carefully at how the K and O are joined in the vintage pieces.
Top left to bottom right:
From the vintage era:
6145-8020 from 1969 – 4520-8000 from 1970
5645-7005 from 1971 – 5646-7010 from 1973
And on the bottom row from the modern era:
SBGR027 – SBGA129