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. 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.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Lord Marvel SS J14038
Model: Lord Marvel
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: Width 34mm, thickness 13mm, 18mm Lug width.
Service history: Serviced in January 2022, running at +2seconds/day
Lug width: 18mm
Bracelet/Strap: Light brown leather strap with original Seiko buckle
Overall, this J14038 Steel Lord Marvel is in very nice vintage condition. The case has few scratches and is unpolished. The crown is the correct one for this model and it is original. The original dial is in great condition with the carved "Seiko Lord Marvel" logo in beautiful/crisp shape.
The dial is clean overall with no visible blemishes or deteriorations. The 14k white 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.
The watch has been serviced in January 2022 and it keeps the time accurately with a difference of +2s/day.
The watch comes with a brand new light brown leather strap from our Japanese partner Accurate Form and is paired with the correct Seiko buckle.