Grand Seiko 6246-9001 in cap gold July 1967

Grand Seiko 6246-9001 in cap gold July 1967

Maker: Seiko
Model: Grand Seiko
Reference: 6246-9001 in cap gold
Year: July 1967
Case No: 7700142
Material: Cap Gold
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: none
Caliber: Automatic caliber 6246A
Service history: serviced June 2021, running at +5.6 sec / day
Box and Papers: None
Lug Width: 19mm
Bracelet/Strap: Horween leather beige calf strap (pictured)

 

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. The 62GS was only produced for two years making it one of the rarer vintage Grand Seiko model. Its design has been used in many of the modern GS models for its timeless / revolutionary bezel less case architecture. 

Overall this all original capgold 62GS is in great condition for its age. The case may have seen better days as it has obviously been polished in the past but it retains a good edge showcasing its unique 62GS case design. The original dial is well preserved with the applied Seiko and GS logo in crisp condition. As can be seen from the pictures, there are some blemishes and spotting throughout the dial. The crystal has been replaced and has no scratches. The handset and index are all original and shows some ageing, but overall is in great condition for its age. The caseback is in excellent condition with the original GS medallion in fantastic shape.

 

The watch has just been serviced by our watch maker in June 2021 and is running at +5.6 sec/day. The day date function is working as it should.

 

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