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SEIKO 60's Gyro Marvel Cal.290

SEIKO 60's Gyro Marvel Cal.290

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Introducing the Seiko "Gyro Marvel" made in 1960 .

Gyro Marvel is based on the movement of the famous hand-wound "Marvel" and is equipped with Seiko's original automatic winding mechanism "Magic Lever".

Although it was only produced for a short period of time, from 1959 to 1960 , the Magic Lever had a great influence on later automatic winding mechanisms due to its excellent winding efficiency, and is still used as a standard device today. .

This is a memorable model that played an important role not only in Seiko but also in the history of watches.


The Gyro Marvel has a unique silhouette reminiscent of a spaceship because it was designed with a magic lever placed on top of the Marvel movement.

Gyro is a word that also means "rotation", so I think the name Gyro Marvel was created with the image of a rotating rotor.

For this reason, Gyro Marvel's symbol mark is a spinning top, which is reminiscent of spinning.

There is a top mark at the 12 o'clock position, and since automatic winding was not yet popular at the time, it was placed as a symbol to let people know at a glance that it was an automatic winding watch.

Based on the matte black dial, the case and indexes are made of gold with a slight reddish tint.
The model name and other logos are placed discreetly, so the top symbol, which is the symbol mark, stands out even more.

The design, which is simple yet elegant and stylish, is an expression that only this watch can create.

The movement is equipped with a self-winding Cal.290 with 17 jewels.
This is a memorable movement that was the first to use Seiko's unique winding mechanism, the Magic Lever.

The Magic Lever is equipped with a special shaft that winds the mainspring stably no matter which way the rotor rotates to the left or right.It is a mechanism that winds the mainspring stably no matter which direction the rotor rotates. It is a mechanism that has taken the world by storm.


Size: Height: 42mm , Width: 37mm , Thickness: 12mm .
Although it has a simple structure, it has a distinctive thickness, so it looks impressive compared to other Seiko watches.
It's not that heavy considering its appearance.

The length and width are standard sizes, making it easy to wear even for people with thin wrists.


There are some minor scratches on the case due to use, but both the dial and movement are in good condition.


Gyro Marvel equipped with the first magic lever.
On top of the automatic winding, it is also equipped with an anti-seismic device, making it easy to use on a daily basis.
As it ages, the color changes to a more elegant color, making it a watch that goes perfectly with jackets and shirt styles.

Product Details
Manufacture year 1960s
movement Cal.290 / 17 jewels / automatic winding
case size Length 42mm (including lugs) / Width 37mm (including crown) / Thickness 12mm / Lug width 18mm
case material EGP (gold plated)
accessories Watch body/original case/our store warranty (1 year free warranty)
situation Antique (used)
Waterproof function non-waterproof
Note *This product will be overhauled after you place your order, so it will take approximately 1 to 2 months to ship.
Thank you for your understanding.

*The color may look slightly different on the screen and in real life. note that.

*This product is also sold in stores. Although we update the stock quantity from time to time, there may be times when the product you have purchased is out of stock. Please note that in the unlikely event that there is no scheduled arrival, we may cancel your order.

All of the watches we carry in our store are internally inspected by a professional watch mechanic when they arrive, and are determined to be genuine before being sold, so you can use them with confidence.

When you purchase your watch, we will deliver it to you with a new leather strap.
Please select your desired color from the order selection tab and place your order.
*For products with genuine watch straps or metal bands, the leather strap will not be attached and will be sent separately as a spare.
We will also send you a special case for the watch when shipping.

●Please be sure to check the information after purchasing an antique watch●

At Amboy, when we sell antique watches, we do not hand them over to you immediately after receiving your order, but instead request an overhaul (hereinafter referred to as OH) from a professional craftsman, and then deliver the watch after the OH is completed. (Duration is approximately 1-2 months)

Our professional craftsmen, who are certified as watch repair technicians, will completely disassemble your watch, replace consumable parts such as internal gaskets, clean it, lubricate it, and maintain it to the point where it is within ±1 minute per day.
We will also send you our own OH certificate, as well as photos of the machine when it was disassembled and serviced, to show you what kind of work was done during the OH upon delivery.

Of course, since the product itself is a used item, there is no guarantee that it will never break, but we have taken this precaution so that you can enjoy the original performance of the watch and use it with confidence in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

When purchasing a product, we provide a one-year warranty period depending on the model. Even if the product is out of date, we will repair it for a fee. If you don't have a repair shop near you, please feel free to contact us.

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