Seiko Lord Marvel Stainless Steel carved logo "special dial"

Seiko Lord Marvel Stainless Steel carved logo "special dial"

Maker: Seiko
Model: Lord Marvel
Reference: 1st generation LM mark 3 dial

Case reference: J14038 "hamaguri"
Year: 1961 May
Material: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 36mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: N/A
Caliber: 23 jewel Marvel caliber
Service History: June 2021, -4.2 seconds/day
Bracelet/Strap: Molequin smoke grey epsom strap (pictured)
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: None


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). The mark one has an applied “S” with a hand carved “seiko lord marvel” logo. The mark two dial has a carved logo with a cursive writing distinct from the other variations (most notably the L having a loop). The mark three dial (which is the watch being sold here) has the logo carved similar to the mark one but without the applied S. The mark four and five dials both have a printed logo with one being a sun burst dial with the other being a silver hairline dial. 

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 (3180 GS).

Overall, this 1st generation mark 3 carved Seiko Lord Marvel in Stainless Steel with SD logo is in excellent condition. Everything on this watch appears to be original including the S-mark crown. The stainless steel case is the highly collectible J14038 "clamshell" variant and retains its sharp edges. The dial is in fantastic vintage condition with some blemishes and spotting throughout the dial but aged beautifully. The index are made of 14k white gold as indicated by the sun shaped “special dial” SD logo above the six o’clock. The hands are crisp and is the highly desirable and correct “mountain” hands shape. The movement has just been serviced by our watchmaker on June 2021 and is in superb condition running at -4.2 seconds/day.


The watch comes with a 3 month movement warrantee from us.


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