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Seiko Quartz Superior 3883-7000 Morpho dial

 

 

 

 

 

Seiko revolutionized the watch industry by introducing their quartz watches in 1969, particularly the groundbreaking Seiko Astron. The Cal. 38 series marked a milestone, setting the standard for future quartz movements and propelling Seiko to the forefront of the industry in the 1970s.

When it comes to precision, design, and a distinctive dial, the Quartz Superior Ref.3883-7000 we're excited to offer for sale stands unparalleled. Its enchanting "Morpho" or "Butterfly" dial, gracefully shifting from green to blue, is a visual delight. Introduced in 1974 and priced at a premium of 220,000 JPY (Double the cost of a Grand Seiko 61GS), the Quartz Superior Ref.3883-7000 had two versions, and this example is the JDM variant displaying "Quartz Superior" on the dial's lower section.

But its value becomes apparent as it boasts meticulous attention to detail, with applied indexes for each minute and a day-date indication that seamlessly complements the captivating dial. The 37mm steel case follows Taro Tanaka's Grammar of Design principles, featuring sharp lines and impeccable finishing. The intentionally small and concealed crown adds to the overall aesthetic, while the original bracelet is designed to snugly embrace the wrist, demonstrating Seiko's dedication to excellence in the Superior line.

Acquiring an immaculate example is a rare feat due to its limited production, undoubtedly making it an essential addition to any collection.

 

Once ordered, the watch will be serviced before shipping.

 

Ships from Tokyo, Japan.

Seiko Quartz Superior 3883-7000 Morpho dial

¥639,000Price
  • Overall, this piece is in pristine condition. The case has some signs of wear with only thin hairline scratches. The morpho dial and hands are immaculate with no signs of rotting or deterioration.

    The original bracelet is overall in very good condition with some light scratches and scuffs and it is firm. The glass has no visible scratches or chips.

    The caseback is in good condition with all the engravings in clear shape. The battery slot has some tool marks but doesn't ruin the overall look.

  • BRAND:  Seiko
    MODEL: Quartz Superior
    REFERENCE: 3883-7000
    DIAL: Original Morpho Butterfly dial
    CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
    CASE DIMENSIONS: 36mm diameter; 12mm thickness, 18mm lug width
    CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
    CASE BACK: Screw-down Stainless Steel
    MOVEMENT: Analog Quartz Cal.3883
    Manufacturing date: November 1973
    Service History: Battery replaced in May 2024
    Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Seiko bracelet XAB 630

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