The first true high beat watch movement in Japan and second in the world. The Seiko Lord Marvel 36000.
When exploring Vintage Seiko dress watches, Grand and King Seiko often come to collector's mind at first because of their high finishing standard and technological development. However, Seiko chooses to give the glory of the 1st high beat movement to Lord Marvel back in the 1960s.
During the 1960s, the majority of watch movements beat at 18,000 beats per hour. Watch companies sought to build a high beat movement for higher accuracy. Girard Perregaux comes first in the world on building the first 10 beats per second movement. Shortly after GP, Seiko launched their manual winding caliber 5740C - the first 36,000 bph watch movement in Japan and second in the world.
The technological breakthrough of calibre 5740 fitted in Lord Marvel earns Seiko an important international reputation among watchmaking industries. The calibre not only brought the brand closer to the international stage, it also lays the foundation of the Hi-Beat Grand Seiko movement we see in the market today.
Model: Lord Marvel 5740-8000
Era: 1973 Mar
Case Diameter: 37 mm
Lug to Lug: 41 mm
Lug width: 19 mm
Case Condition: Unpolished case with mirror finishing with minor usage mark on the case. The overall condition of the case is amazing in my opinion. A caseback engraving was found, indicating the watch is a token of appreciation to its employee for 30 years of service from Engineering company Kawasaki. This have made the watch a unique piece with history.
Dial Condition: The watch is fitted with silver sun-burst dial. Overall condition of the dial is really clean.
Crystal: Original Acrylic Crystal from 1967.
Movement: 5740 hand winding Hi-beat movement (36,000 bph)
Overall Condition: This Lord Marvel is keeping great time. The Seiko Lord Marvel with all the amazing history behind the watch is absolutely essential for your vintage Seiko collection.
And of course, it comes with any colour of our Kyoto Series Leather Straps. Of course you can pair it up with any straps we have in store by adding just a few extra to make the watch suit your personal taste. Just let us know which one you like to pair the beauty up with.
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