The Seiko Lord Marvel epitomizes simplicity and elegance with its understated and minimalist design. The case features clean lines, beautifully beveled and tapered lugs, providing a timeless platform to showcase the captivating combination of dial and movement. This exceptional timepiece from July 1976 is in mint condition and truly remarkable.
The dial boasts a crisp silver sunburst pattern with a glossy lacquer finish, adorned with polished beveled markers accented by black inlay striping. Above the "Suwa" symbol, the "Lord Marvel" branding is cleanly printed, followed by the distinction of 36000, indicating its high beat movement.
The polished sword hands are elegantly striped and taper to a fine point. Inside, the watch houses Seiko's 5740C movement, a marvel of precision. It can be manually wound using the oversized crown and operates at a frequency of 36000 beats per hour, giving the slender and extended second hand a smooth gliding motion along the minute track.
What sets this particular piece apart is the unique case-back. It has been custom engraved as it was originally a gift from Idemitsu Kosan to a loyal employee, commemorating its 60 years of founding. This rarity adds to the allure of this extraordinary timepiece.
When worn on a black leather strap from Seiko, this watch exudes pure class and is sure to capture the attention of onlookers. It is a perfect addition to any collection, showcasing impeccable craftsmanship and timeless style.
SOLD - Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000
Overall, this piece is in great vintage condition. The case is still sharp and retains angeled bevels. The stainless steel case has some light scratches but it's in very good condition. The original linen dial is very clean for its age with no discoloration. A tiny black dot can be observed at the 1 O'clock marker but it unnoticeable by the naked eye.
The original case back is also in great condition. There is an engraving on the back and it mentions that it is a gift from Idemitsu Kosan to a loyel employee to celebrate its 60 years of founding.
The watch has been serviced and is currently running at an outstanding +1 seconds/day in the upright position.
Model: Lord Marvel Hi-Beat 36000
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 35mm, thickness 11mm
Caliber: High beat Caliber 5740C
Service history: Serviced, currently running at +1 second/day
Lug width: 19mm
Bracelet/Strap: Seiko Black Alligator strap with the correct Seiko buckle