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  • Writer's picturePhilip Dashiell

Watch of the day (WOTD)

What's my wrist-wear choice for today?

My Flavor Of The Day

WOTD wrist-shot of the 1970, vintage, King Seiko.  Paired with a minimalist, Hematite Stone bracelet, designed by Aurum Brothers.
Vintage King Seiko, Circa 1970

My Monday selection, is probably one of the most anticipated new arrivals, in recent memory, in the vintage, Circa 1970 King Seiko. While obtaining a modern-day, Spring Drive Grand Seiko is on my short list, I figured that finding the right, vintage Grand Seiko, might be a great way to infuse some Grand Seiko lineage into my current collection, and enhance my vintage inventory as well.

I feel like I've hit another Homerun with this vintage piece, and I had a lot to live up to, with the amazing Omega, Geneve - Dynamic, which preceded this acquisition. For a vintage timepiece, the condition of this watch is exceptional. As stated before, as much as I'm a fan of vintage styles, I'm not really a fan of the worn, weathered, and destroyed look, many with hands and dials falling apart, that many vintage timepieces feature; I know, quite the oddity for someone that is venturing into the world of vintage timepieces. Cosmetically, this king Seiko is more than tolerable for my tastes, with the overall aesthetics taking nothing away from the beauty of this timepiece, but rather, adding to it immeasurably. It's quite amazing to stare at the beautiful dial, and see the second-hand sweep, a desirable function of the hi-beat movement from 1970, appreciating that the sweep is still smoother than most modern-day, mechanical automatic movements.

The Molnija Chemical Warrior resto-mod, Omega, Geneve - Dynamic, and King Seiko have definitely stoked my interest even more, in vintage timepieces. This was one of my collecting goals for 2019, so I'm glad to finally be able to add some vintage pieces to the fold in 2020.

Pairing the King Seiko today, with a minimalist, Hematite stone bracelet, designed by Aurum Brothers, proving to be the perfect play to the raised, hour index markers, which have a bit of a gunmetal tone. And since this is my first day with the new arrival, it will get the mandatory, 48-hour break-in period; so you know my WOTD for Tuesday is already set in stone; my vintage Wrist-Game, is dare I say, groovy!


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