FUTURISTIC~EARLY QUARTZ APRIL 1973 3803-7060

FUTURISTIC~EARLY QUARTZ APRIL 1973 3803-7060

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FOR SALE IS A FUNKY APRIL 1973 SEIKO 3803-7060 WITH GNARLY FACETED CRYSTAL AND COOL SNOW-FLAKE DIAL

  • CASE: SPACE-AGE AND EDGY ALL-STEEL HOODED LUG DESIGN MEASURING 37mm ACROSS CASE NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL CROWN BY 41mm LUG TO LUG.  SOME MINORS SCRATCHES THROUGHOUT BUT IN UNPOLISHED AND SHARP CONDITION. 
  • DIAL: THIS DIAL WAS AS WEIRD AND WILD AS YOU COULD GET IN 1973....AND THAT'S SAYING A LOT REGARDING 70s JAPAN WATCH DESIGN. THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME WE SEE THE SNOWFLAKE DIAL EMERGE ON A SEIKO WHICH HAS CARRIED FORWARD IN MODERN GRAND SEIKO DESIGNS TODAY. I LOVE THAT TEXTURED SILVERY WHITE FACE WITH THOSE TALL APPLIED SILVER BULLET MINUTE MARKERS AND GOLD WEDGED HOUR MARKERS. ALL VIEWED UNDER THAT CRAZY FACETED MINERAL CRYSTAL IN GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME MINOR SCRATCHES. THE KANJI DAY WHEEL IS A COOL TOUCH, SO ARE THOSE WELL CRAFTED GOLD HANDS.
  • MOVEMENT: THIS SEIKO RUNS ON THE 9 JEWEL CALIBER 3803 QUARTZ WHICH IS ONE OF THEIR EARLIER RENDITIONS OF THIS HOROLOGICAL INNOVATION. MOVEMENT IS HACKING AND DAY/DATE IS QUICKSET. ALL FUNCTIONS WORK SPOT-ON AND THE TIMEKEEPING IS FANTASTIC AS ONE WOULD EXPECT. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE.

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON ITS ORIGINAL CORRECT BRACELET WHICH HAS BEEN FITTED WITH A SPRING LOADED CLASP AND SHOULD ACCOMMODATE AN 8"+ WRIST. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY REVOLUTIONARY IN YOUR COLLECTION, THIS IS YOUR WATCH. WHILE WE ALL LOVE OUR MECHANICAL WATCHES, YOU HAVE TO APPRECIATE THAT IN 1973, THIS WAS THE CREME-DE-LA-CREME IN TIMEKEEPING TECHNOLOGY. THESE WERE QUITE PRICEY BACK IN THE 70s AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER. 

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