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SEIKO 62's CROWN Special Cal.341

SEIKO 62's CROWN Special Cal.341

Regular price ¥132,000
Regular price Sale price ¥132,000
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Introducing the Seiko Crown Special made in 1962 .

At the time, the thinner and smaller the watch was, the better it was said to be, but Crown dared to make its movement larger.
The difference is only a few millimeters, but when you actually compare them, the impression you get is very different.

However, by deciding to make it larger, we were able to obtain various benefits, such as improved maintainability and part durability.
The release of the Crown was a great achievement in instantly raising the reputation of Japanese-made watches up to world standards, and it had a major impact on the development of later Seiko watches.
This is one of the most representative models of Seiko watches.

 

The Seiko "Crown Special" we are introducing this time is a high-end model of the popular Crown.

Grand Seiko (hereinafter referred to as GS ) was released in 1960 and was popular from the time, but due to its high price, it was not a watch that everyone could purchase.

That's why the Crown Special was created to appeal to a wide range of buyers, with a high-end model specification but at an affordable price.

The dial is an SD dial with a mark resembling the sun at the 18 o'clock position.
This is a high-end model with solid gold used for the index material.

The hands are the same as those of the GS , with dolphin hands that have a flat top surface, and compared to the mountain-shaped hands of a regular crown, they look larger, giving an imposing and powerful impression.

What's especially noteworthy about the dial is the fading that has occurred over time.
Over the course of more than 60 years, the dial, which was originally silver, has turned a distinctive purple color.
The purple dial, combined with the gold indexes, has a heavy feel to it, evolving into a color that captivates the viewer.

The case is finished with 80 micron gold plating, which means you can enjoy the natural color of the gold, unlike gold plating.

The Crown Special maintains the practicality of the Crown while offering a high-grade exterior.
This is truly a special edition model that lives up to its name "Special."

 

The movement is a 23 jewel hand-wound Cal.341 .

The exterior of the machine is beautifully finished, with decorative grooves carved into the ratchet wheel and various screws neatly polished.
However, since the basic structure is not much different from that of a normal crown, it is a highly practical movement.

 

Size: height: 44.3mm , width: 38.3mm , thickness: 10.7mm , weight: 40g .

Although it is a large size for a Crown, the striking face color and the shine of the case make it a vibrant addition to your wrist.

It goes well with a jacket, denim jacket, or dark colored shirt, and the shine of the watch will create an elegant look.

 

The condition of the case is good with only minor scratches from use and no noticeable scratches or dents.
The dial shows signs of aging, but it adds to the vintage feel. There is no noticeable corrosion, so there is no problem with visibility.
The movement is in beautiful condition with no rust and works perfectly.

 

Product Details
Year of manufacture 1962 model
Movement Cal.341 / 23 jewels / Manual winding
Case Size Length 44.3 mm (including lugs) / Width 38.3 mm (including crown) / Thickness 10.7 mm / Lug width 18 mm / Weight 40 g (including belt)
Case material 14KGF (gold plated)
accessories Watch body/Original case/Our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
situation Antique (Used)
Waterproof function Not waterproof
Note *This product will be overhauled after your order is placed, so shipping will take approximately 1 to 2 months .
Please be aware of this.

*Please note that the color of the actual product may differ slightly from what you see on your screen.

*This product is also sold in stores. We update our inventory regularly, but the product you purchased may be out of stock. Please note that if there is no stock available, your order may be cancelled.



All watches sold in our store are internally inspected by a professional watch mechanic upon arrival and are only sold after being determined to be genuine, so you can use them with confidence.

When you purchase a watch, we will attach a new leather strap to it when you deliver it to you.
Please select the color you want from the order selection tab and place your order.
*For products that come with original watch straps or metal bands, the leather strap will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
A special case for the watch will also be included with the shipment.



Please be sure to read the following information after purchasing an antique watch.

When selling antique watches at RESUME, we do not immediately hand over the watch to you upon receiving your order. Instead, we ask a professional craftsman to overhaul it (hereinafter referred to as OH) and deliver it to you after the OH is completed. (This takes about 1 to 2 months.)

A professional craftsman with first-class watch repair technician qualifications will completely disassemble your watch, replace worn parts such as the internal gaskets, clean it, oil it, and perform a thorough overhaul, maintaining it to a daily accuracy of about ±1 minute.
When we deliver the machine, we will also send you our own overhaul certificate, which shows what kind of overhaul we performed, as well as photos of the machine being disassembled and maintained.

Of course, due to the nature of the product itself being a second-hand item, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we ask for your understanding that we take this approach so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with peace of mind in the future.

When you purchase a product, we offer a one-year warranty depending on the model. Even if the warranty period has expired, we will properly repair the product, but there will be a fee. If there is no repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.

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