Grand Seiko 6246-9000

Grand Seiko 6246-9000

Maker: Seiko
Model: Grand Seiko 62
Reference: 6246-9000
Year: 1967
Case No: 6300330
Material: Stainless steel 
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: N/A
Caliber: Automatic caliber 62
Service history: Just serviced March 2020, running at +3.1 sec / day
Bracelet/Strap: none
Lug Width: 19mm
Box/Papers: None

62 GS
Introduced in 1967, the 62GS series was the  first Grand Seiko with an automatic movement. Produced by the Suwa Seikosha, the watch was originally introduced to the market in 1966 as the 62 Seikomatic model. These Seikomatic’s were marketed as chronometers, but following the objection from the Swiss chronometry association, Seiko established their own “Grand Seiko Standard” and removed the word “Chonometer” from their dials - thus bringing the 62 Grand Seiko to the market in 1967. 

Overall this piece is in great condition. The case shows light scratches and a few minor nicks on the side. It may have been polished in the past but retains sharp edges. The crown is original. The original dial is well preserved with the Seiko and GS applied logo in crisp condition. The original hands and indexes show little aging and wear considering its age. The crystal is a replacement crystal and is scratch free. The caseback is in good condition with the original lion medallion showing little signs of wear and retaining its beautiful shape. The watch has just been serviced by our watchmaker in March and is running at +3.1 sec/day.

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