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?

For collectors who like a Weekdater dial but dislike the fact that the 6206s lack a visible crown, this Lord Matic is the choice for you. The 7020 series of LMs really bring a different look to the wrist; while the others go for a more conventional dress watch appeal of day-date at 3, this one adds the day function to the 6. 

 

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 'Weekdater' variant gives emphasis to its dial with its central bevelling that throws the lugs and the side of the case downwards and brings up the dial visually. The added touch of vertical brushing complements that effect. Away at the sides you'll notice nice cuts that give the side profile a worthy look, both bevels given a smooth polish consistent with the thin bezel of the watch. 

 

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.

 

And now the dial...

The dial has a vertical brush, light and subtle and viewable when the watch is viewed at a few angles. Markers are applied, nice and obvious - a black painted top over polished facets. The day window is the obvious highlight, a smooth curved rectangle at 6, sandwiched between the painted Lord Matic and Suwa logo with perfect distance between the three. 

 

Something I noticed is the machined date window - fine horizontal lines are cut into the window, visible when under a loupe and a welcome detail for when you want to appreciate more than the time. The Seiko logo, spheroid O, is in its typical applied position at 12.

 

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.

"Spectre" - 1968 Seiko 5606-6050 Lord Matic

$480.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
    • Eng day display
    • White vertical brushed dial
    • 34mm stainless steel case
    • 40mm lug-to-lug
    • 19mm lug width
    • 5606 automatic @ 21,600vph
    • Acrylic 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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