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
Is the mystery of the 7 o’clock baton on my #GrandSeiko 4520-8000 finally solved? Looks to me as if the gold hour marker still has its protective plastic coating on!
Another shot of my Grand #Seiko 4520-8000 from 1970 #GrandSeiko
Noticed some interesting inconsistencies in the Seiko logo on watches in the late 60’s through early 70’s. Something I will return to later in the week. #GrandSeiko
A nicely aged crown 🙂 #GrandSeiko
And here’s that strange detail on the otherwise close to NOS #GrandSeiko 4520-8000. For some as yet unknown reason, the 7 o’clock hour marker is rather different from all the others!
Interesting detailing on the hands on the Grand #Seiko 4520-8000, with a black line running down the centre of the hands very similar to the more modern SBGX031 that – by sheer coincidence -came in the same delivery.
So yesterday I shared a snap of this new arrival. Now here it is in front of the proper camera. A 45 year old Grand Seiko 4520-8000 in fabulous condition, except for one rather strange detail… #GrandSeiko