Grand Seiko Day Date Steel Mens 1st Automatic Steel 6246-9001 62GS vintage watch

$2,366.70

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Grand Seiko Day Date Bordeaux Steel Mens Automatic Steel 6246-9001 62GS watch

1. Serviced November 2021 ✅
2. First automatic vintage Grand Seiko ✅
3. 62GS watches are extremely collectible ✅
4. GS gold logo medallion on back case ✅
5. High quality finish as you would expect from the Grand Seiko range ✅

As the first automatic vintage Grand Seiko, and as a series that was in production for less than two years, the 62GS watches are extremely collectible.

But it’s not just their relative rarity (compared to most other series in the vintage range) that makes them so desirable, it is also clearly the incredible design that went into every single element of the watch. Whether it’s the wonderful bezel-less case design, with its sweeping uninterrupted surfaces that run from lug to lug; the razor sharp hands; the angled hour markers; or the stepped dial, everything about these watches just oozes quality.

The particular 62GS example available in this listing is a 1967 production 6246-9001, with the later GS logo medallion taking the place of the lion medallion one finds on the 1966 pieces, and it is in what can only be described as spectacular condition.

A close examination of the provided photos will show that the case has only very minor hairline scratches in places and the dial is as flawless as they come.

This watch was serviced in November 2021, comes with a 12 month guarantee and is currently running within +/- 7 seconds per day on a time grapher.

Background
The 62GS is the perfect example of a Grand Seiko that follows Taro Tanaka's "Grammer of Design." Tanaka was a designer that worked for Seiko and developed the theory as an overriding design language for Seiko watches to utilize, starting in 1962. He was hired by Seiko in 1959 and is regarded as the first trained designer to work for the company. The "Grammer of Design" is a set of rules that must be followed when designing a new watch. The case of any new model must not have a traditionally round shape, and all surfaces and angles from the case to the dial and hands must be flat to reflect light. The surfaces must be mirror finished and there should be no visual distortion from any angle. This theory is still in use by Grand Seiko today, over 50 years later.

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Brand: Grand Seiko
Ref: 6246-9001 62GS
Case Diameter: 36mm x 12mm
Dial: Silver
Metal: Stainless Steel
Year: 1967
Case Number: 7200533
Strap: New red Bordeaux high quality leather strap
Movement: Seiko self winding 6246A

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Why Grand Seiko is better than a standard Seiko ?

Prior to 1960, to challenge the status of Swiss watches and change the perception of Japanese watches, Daini Seikosha and Suwa began the discussion of a product line that can match the quality of Swiss watches under the suggestion of the parent company. At the time, Suwa Seikosha Co. was in charge of manufacturing men's watches, so it was decided that Suwa would be producing the first Grand Seiko (GS).

The first Grand Seiko was released in 1960, it was based on Seiko's previous high-end watch, CROWN. This Grand Seiko has a 25-jewel, manual-winding, 3180 caliber, and only 36,000 units were produced. This was also the first chronometer-grade watch manufactured in Japan, and it was based on Seiko's own chronometer standard.

No favored by astute watch collectors, Grand Seiko is one of a handful of watch companies to make virtually every single part of its watches in house. It is also proof positive that some of the best watches in the world are handcrafted by artisans outside of Switzerland and Germany.

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