With spectacular names like King, Grand, Lord, and Marvel the various Seiko lines can be difficult to discern just by name alone. Interestingly enough the Lord Matic range was not the flagship model, that was the position held by the Grand and the King. This placed the Lord Matic squarely in the middle of Seiko’s various range of watches and Seiko used that positioning thoroughly in their marketing. A famous ad from the era professed the Seiko Lord Matic line as “Watches for men on the way to the top”. Just because this was a mid-tier watch doesn’t mean that it was budget in any way. The design, finishing, and movement are all top-notch and live up to many of the high standards of Seikos top-tier Grand and King ranges as well.
The Case and Bracelet
The 35mm stainless steel case is in great condition and retains the correct brushed and high polish finishes. The signed caseback engravings are deep and clearly legible and the crown and crystal appear to be correct for the reference. The watch also wears what appears to be its original Lord Matic signed bracelet and XGB 032 end links. The Bracelet will fit a 7.5 inch wrist and is in overall matching great condition.
The Dial and Hands
The vertically brushed silver dial is in excellent condition with no major flaws to note. The finishing and quality of the dial are really where this watch boxes above its weight. The applied hour markers, logo, sub logo, hands, and date window are all polished to a high degree and applied with a high level of precision. The lume has also remained in wonderful condition and shows almost no signs of wear.
This watch features an automatic Seiko 5606 movement with a day and date function. The watch is running and the service history is unknown.
|Location||New York City|
|Movement||Automatic, Seiko 5060|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|