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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Year of Production: November 1975
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Stick Indices and Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 27mm
Lug Width: 7.5mm
Strap: Original Seiko Signed SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Existing Seiko Box w/o Documentation
This Seiko Lady 1100 is considered a vintage and a Collectible because of its age, scarcity and JDM status.
Its size was the standard female watch size of the 50s to 70s. Big watches during that period were considered boorish behaviour for both men and women.
Its rectangular-like Tank silver case, silver dial, 3D baton indices & hands, and vintage bracelet are near mint condition after a good clean-up. The crystal is original and was also given a good rub.
The movement was carefully stripped and given a general servicing, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 2 December 2023. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
The crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is easily accessible.
Equipped with the excellent 1100 movement, it has 17 Jewels that operate at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity. The time-grapher, after 60 hours of calibration, shows excellent readings i.e. rate of -4 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 178. Such readings are exceptional even by brand new modern automatic watch standards whereby the accepted tolerance is -20 to +40 seconds a day! This is a testament to the quality, excellent power reserve and longevity for such a vintage timepiece, the meticulous care provided over the years, and of course the painstaking calibration conducted.
The case width and height are approximately 17mm (without crown) and 27mm respectively. The lug width is 11mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 15.0cm.
To the best of our knowledge and expertise when servicing the timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts or modified thereby it is considered in near MINT condition.
Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.
The pictures provided show the watch is in excellent condition. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation but the original box accompanies the timepiece.
Seldom can one find a vintage watch that offers this and more. Yes, there are many other same / similar models in the market, BUT none are as well-kept and maintained as what you see here, and with an attractive price to boot. So, it is a no-brainer that this one-of-a-kind watch will make an extremely beautiful birthday present for that special someone born in November 1995! Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.
Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and preserved for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.
Yes, there are many other same / similar models in the market, BUT none as beautifully aged and as well maintained as what you see here. Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.
Do also bear in mind that it will cost between S$ 180.00 to S$ 200.00 for an overhaul, an estimated S$ 80.00 to calibrate, and S$ 100.00 to polish and tighten the bracelet links of this watch - these costs do not apply when purchasing this timepiece. So, if anyone was to sell such a timepiece at a low price yet claim that it has been serviced, one has to ask what kind of servicing was conducted, if any.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector for that matter!