A few people have asked for a shot of the entire vintage Grand Seiko collection, so here it is!
A write up of the vintage Grand Seiko watches in my collection that utilise the movements from the 62GS series
Between now and the end of the year I will be posting articles on my collection of vintage Grand Seikos.
Since there are over 40 pieces in the collection, it makes sense to break this write-up over several articles. Each post will cover a specific movement – or set of movements – from the vintage Grand Seiko releases, and include photos of the watches I have that utilise that movement.
Whilst I don’t intend these articles to provide a comprehensive and thoroughly researched scholarly history of vintage Grand Seikos, I will share some knowledge on the pieces that I have picked up over the course of the last year. If I get anything wrong, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
Traditionally following the 57GS series would be the 44GS, but since all my 44’s are from 1967, and I have two 62’s from 1966, it’s the 62GS that is up next.
Starting its life as a “regular” Seiko, the 6245 movement was first introduced in the Seikomatic Chronometer. In the second half of 1966, Seiko had to drop the use of the term Chronometer due to objections from the Swiss COSC, and thus the first automatic Grand Seiko was born.
Dial detail from the #GrandSeiko 6246-9001. Stay tuned for #GSWednesday tomorrow!
Ok. Next up in the cataloging of my vintage #GrandSeiko collection is one of my favourites. The 6246-9001. There really does seem to be a step-change in the quality of the 62GS finishing compared to all the ones that came before it. #Seiko
Another detail from the #GrandSeiko #62GS 6246-9001 that I added to my collection recently. Just a single shot here, so the hands are slightly out of focus. #Seiko #macro
Another gorgeous addition to the collection. The Grand #Seiko 6246-9001 from 1967. Bonus points for anyone who can tell me the lens that it’s sitting on, and double bonus points for anyone who can tell me what’s been done to the lens! #GrandSeiko #vintage #watch
I’ll come back to the vintage 57GS later. For now, here’s a set from another vintage #GrandSeiko that was added to the collection a few weeks back. With its recessed crown at 4 o’clock, the #62GS series was the first automatic Grand #Seiko. The crown is used to set the time, day, and date – this watch only winds the mainspring automatically.