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 a very unusual Non-S Mark 1 variant: Towards the end of the production of the S-Mark Lord Marvel. Seiko decided to ditch the S logo and kept the carving on the dial before moving the Mark 2 "L Snake" Lord Marvel font. Made for a very short time, this makes this particular model very rare as it is a transitional model.
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 18k solid gold and was hand planted at the Suwa Seikosha factory.
The Non-S mark Lord Marvel is highly desirable by hardcore Lord Marvel collectors and this is a chance to own this very rare masterpiece and top luxury model from the Suwa Seikosha.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Lord Marvel Transitional
Model: Lord Marvel First Generation Mark 1 Non-S
Reference: Unsigned caseback
Case Material: Gold Filled 14K
Case Dimensions: Width 34mm, thickness 13mm
Service history: Serviced, currently running at +10seconds/day
Lug width: 18mm
Bracelet/Strap: Light Brown Cowhide strap from Accurate form
Overall, this rare 1st generation Non-S Mark Seiko Lord Marvel is in lovely vintage condition. The case has few scratches and is unpolished. The crown is the correct one for this model and is original with the S Mark. The original dial is in great condition with the carved "Seiko Lord Marvel" logo in beautiful/crisp shape.
The dial is clean overall with tiny dotted blemishes along the edge of the dial invisible by the naked eye. The 18k solid gold index is in great condition. The original hands are also in excellent condition and are the highly desirable “mountain” hands shape that was also used in the First Grand Seiko carved logo models.