The Seiko Lord Matic is a legendary timepiece that continues the legacy of Seiko's famous Lord Marvel Line. If you're a watch enthusiast, you may have heard of the Lord Marvel 36000, which was fitted with the groundbreaking 5740C movement that could beat at an astonishing 36,000 beats per hour. This watch holds a special place in the JDM market as the first true high-beat watch.
Seiko launched the Lord Matic line in 1968, hoping to create a new line of watches that could live up to the legacy of the Lord Marvel. This was no small feat, but thanks to the design genius of Seiko, they succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations.
The Lord Matic line was fitted with a sophisticated 56 series movement and high-quality case design and finishing, elevating it to a new level of sophistication. What's even more impressive is that the Lord Matic used to be considered one notch below the King Seiko line, but it quickly became a market sensation. The 5605 movement used in the Lord Matic became one of the most ubiquitous Seiko mechanical movements of the time.
This special new movement even formed the basis of higher-beat variants fitted to many of the automatic King Seiko and Grand Seiko models of the early to mid-1970s. In fact, the success of the 56 series King and Grand Seiko watches is largely thanks to the technical development of the Lord Matic 5605 movement.
If you're a fan of vintage watches, the Seiko Lord Matic is a must-have for your collection. With its innovative design and impressive technical features, it truly stands the test of time.
The Lord Matic line was issued in many different variations of dial and case configurations. The specific Lord Matic 5601-9001T that we're offering comes with a very rare linen dial, which is reminiscent of the Rolex Datejust from the same era with a similar dial. The watch is also fitted with a multi-dimensional polished lug that has been left in its original condition since leaving the factory. The mirror-finished hands have a black line in the middle resembles the sword hand fitted to Grand Seikos, it is also a classic signature of Seiko from the 70s. Overall, the condition of the watch is amazing!
This Lord Matic watch is in excellent condition and has been well-preserved over the years, making it almost like new old stock. The case has barely any usage marks, making this a rare find in the market. If you're interested in adding this timepiece to your collection, we recommend acting quickly before it's too late.
If you need an entry to the deep vintage Seiko world, this will be the perfect watch to start your wonderful adventure.
Model: Lord Matic 5601-9001T
Era: 1969 Apr
Case Diameter: 36 mm
Lug to Lug: 41 mm
Lug width: 18 mm
Case Condition: Close to a new old stock unpolished case with almost no usage mark find.
Dial Condition: Very rare linen dial
Crystal: Original Acrylic Crystal
Movement: 5601 automatic movement newly serviced and restored in Japan
Overall Condition: This Lord Matic is keeping amazing time and feels brand new even after 50 years of history.
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.