Seiko Lord Marvel carved logo 14k Gold Filled August 1960
Model: Lord Marvel (first generation mark 3 dial)
Year: August 1960
Material: 14k gold filled
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Caliber: Base Marvel caliber, 23 jewels
Service History: NA, -6.2 sec/day
Strap and buckle: Jones in Tokyo x Special Dial Tan Epsom strap (pictured) with period correct Seiko buckle
Lug Width: 18mm
The Seiko Lord Marvel was introduced in 1958 by Suwa Seikosha and was Seiko’s first ever luxury model. Most Seiko experts agree that there are five dial variations to the 1st generation Lord Marvel (1958~1964). To learn more about the 1st generation Lord Marvel dial variations, we encourage you to read our post here.
The watch offered here is a mark three dial with the logo carved similar to the mark one but without the applied S. The carving of the Lord Marvel logo were hand carved by the same expert craftsmen at the Suwa factory who were carving the logo for the First Grand Seiko. In addition, this is a "special dial" Lord Marvel as indicated by the sun shaped octagonal logo above the six o'clock, meaning that the index of this watch is made of 18k solid gold and were hand planted (instead of glued) by the craftsmen and women at the Suwa Seikosha factory. This is a chance to own a piece of history and a top luxury model vintage Seiko at a fraction of the price from the first Grand Seiko with carved logo. The case of this Lord Marvel uses the highly popular "hamaguri" (or clamshell in Japanese) case design which is a 14k gold filled case.
Overall, this 1st generation mark 3 dial Seiko Lord Marvel is in very nice vintage condition. The 14039 "hamaguri" case has a few nicks and minor scratches, and most likely has been polished in the past but overall is in good shape. The crown is a replacement crown. The original dial is in great condition with the carved "Seiko Lord Marvel" logo in beautiful/crisp shape. The dial is clean overall with some blemishes along the edge of the dial (most noteably on the bottom left side). The 18k solid gold index are all in great condition. The original hands are also in excellent condition and is the highly desirable “mountain” hands shape that was also used in the First Grand Seiko carved logo models. The movement service history is unknown but is running well at -6.2 sec/day. The watch comes with a brand new Tan Epsom strap made by the talented Jones in Tokyo. The strap is paired with a period correct Seiko buckle which in itself is quite rare and hard to come by.
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