Grand Seiko 6145-8030.
This was the model that first piqued my interest in vintage Grand Seikos, and I have been after one for almost a year. They surface very rarely these days – in fact, this was the first one I’d seen since CTI (a well known vintage watch shop in Ginza, Tokyo) sold one in 2015.
The case is solid 18k gold, and is hammered – detail of that coming later. The dial has an incredible texture that catches the light differently every time you look at it.
The crystal on this one – as you will find on most Grand Seikos from this era – is a little scratched, but no worries there. I have a replacement NOS crystal on its way to me 🙂