Also known as the father of Grand Seiko, the Seiko Lord Marvel was introduced in 1958 (two years before the first GS) by Suwa Seikosha with one goal: To become Seiko’s first-ever luxury model.
The reference we have to offer is the iconic Lord Marvel Steel J14038 "Mark 3" carved dial. This model was one of the first Lord Marvel ever made and undoubtedly one of the rarest. The logo of this Lord Marvel was hand-carved by the same expert craftsmen at the Suwa factory.
In addition, this is a "special dial" Lord Marvel as indicated by the sun-shaped octagonal logo above the six o'clock, meaning that the index of this watch is made of 14k white gold and was hand planted at the Suwa Seikosha factory.
The carved dial Lord Marvel is highly desirable by Japanese collectors and this is a chance to own this masterpiece and top luxury model from the Suwa Seikosha.
The watch currently works well and will be serviced upon purchase. Please expect 1-2 months to be completed.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
Seiko Lord Marvel J14038 Carved Dial
Model: Lord Marvel "Mark 3" Carved dial
Manufacturing date: April 1961
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: Width 34mm, thickness 13mm, 18mm Lug width.
Service history: Unknown, running at +20seconds/day
Lug width: 18mm
Bracelet/Strap: Olive cowhide leather strap from Accurate Form
Overall, this J14038 Steel Lord Marvel is in very nice vintage condition. The case has a few scratches and is unpolished. The crown is the correct one for this model. The logo on the case back is fainted but can be seen at certain angles with the right lighting.
The dial is in very good condition with the carved "Seiko Lord Marvel" logo in a beautiful/crisp shape. Using the magnifier, two tiny freckles are observed below 2 O'clock but are barely noticeable by the naked eye.
The original hands are also in excellent condition with a small discoloration at the center and are the highly desirable “mountain” hands shape that was also used in the First Grand Seiko carved logo models.
Any observed dirt from the showcased images will be cleaned during servicing.