my vintage watches

The 30-second summary.

Seiko's Lord Matic series of watches is an offering of dress watches in smaller sizes for that nice under-the-cuff feel, and come equipped with well-designed and comfortable bracelets. They present class and style in one neat package.

 

What's so special about the watch?

The coolness of a matte black dial really comes through with this piece - a nice flat profile and a realyl comfortable bracelet seals the deal. 

 

What are the functions of the watch?

Three hander with day and date function. Quickset and hacking. Also, hand-windable. 

 

Let me tell you about the case...

Lord Matics come in a variety of case shapes and designs, while really means a lot of choice for the collector. This one comes in a cushion case - puffed up at the side, with minimal protrusion to give it a nice almost square look. This also makes that nice black dial pop, and gives it a larger wrist presence. 

 

For some Lord Matic cases you'll notice a slightly larger gap between the bezel and the case. These are for the watches that open up from the glass and do not offer a screw down case back. I think these are generally better since they will be less prone to meddling (they're a lot harder to open) with the obvious tell tale signs of a scratched up bezel. This one here unfortunately has had a little run in with an overenthusiastic serviceman; slight scratches can be seen on the bezel at 6.

 

And now the dial...

The dial here is a deep blackness - complementing the polished applied indices perfectly and making it a sight for sore eyes anytime. Applied logo marks for Seiko and the Lord Matic 'LM' are put at 12 and 6, with the horizontal machine finished day-date window at 3. Prints in white mark the Suwa logo as well as the minute hashes.

 

Let's not forget the hands...

Sharp hour and minute hands, a singular black strip down the middle, sweep the dial with a thin polished seconds hand. Lume down the gaps in the skeleton, and also on the tips of the indices. 

"Matt" - 1971 Seiko 5606-7140 Lord Matic

$320.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
    • Eng / Kanji day display
    • Matte black dial
    • 35mm stainless steel case
    • 42mm lug-to-lug
    • 19mm lug width
    • 5606 automatic @ 21,600vph
    • Mineral crystal
    • Seiko stainless steel Lord Matic bracelet
     
    This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. International sales are final; buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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