Grand Seiko 6246-9001 July 1967

Grand Seiko 6246-9001 July 1967

Maker: Seiko
Model: Grand Seiko 62
Reference: 6246-9001
Year: July 1967
Case No: 7702743
Material: Stainless steel 
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: N/A
Caliber: Automatic caliber 6246A
Service history: Just serviced Feb 2020, running at -5.3 sec / day
Bracelet/Strap: none
Lug Width: 19mm
Box/Papers: None

 

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 is an all original piece in very good condition. The case shows few minor nicks/scratches and may have been polished in the past but retains sharp edges. The original dial is well preserved with the applied Seiko and GS applied logo in crisp condition. There are no blemishes or spotting on the dial. The original crystal has some minor scratches.

 

The handset and index are all original and shows some ageing, but overall is in good condition . The caseback is in excellent condition with the original GS medallion showing some minor wear along the letters. We will include a clear case back to this watch so that you can enjoy the beautiful 6246 caliber and preserve the gold medallion caseback.

 

The watch has just been serviced by the previous owner in February 2020 and is running at -5.3 sec/day. It has been checked by our watchmaker and the movement is in great condition. The date function is currently working properly as well. 

 

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