Fascinating to compare two #GrandSeiko 5646’s that both have 9-facet cut glass crystals. On the left, the 5646-7020, and on the right, the 5646-7010. Crystal is cut much deeper on the ’20. Case, dial, hands, hour markers all different. Only the movement remains the same.
If you look back to my feed on February 14th, I posted some shots of the #GrandSeiko 5646-7010, with its amazing 9 faceted cut crystal. Well here’s a detail from its brother – the 5646-7020. Some fascinating differences between the two, as you’ll see in the next post.
Time for a #GrandSeiko #vintage #SOTC. Posting in reverse chronological order, from 1973, the 5646-7010. #Seiko #Stateofthecollection #watch #watchesofinstagram #horology 1/9
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
Another shot of this very rare #GrandSeiko #5646-7010. From January 1973, and in NOS condition – complete with box and papers – there was a bit of a bidding war for this one, but no way was I going to let it get away 😍
New old stock from 1973. Never worn, complete with box and papers! A #GrandSeiko #5646-7010 with the most amazing faceted crystal. Love it!
Ok. Back to #GrandSeiko with something rather special. What’s going on here then?!