Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)
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Fully Restored! Birthday Watch August 1972! Seiko 5206-6061 Lord Matic Special (Hi-Beat) JDM Week-Dater DAINI 25J Automatic Watch (OH)

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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS YOUR BIRTHDAY.

Make: Seiko
Type: Automatic
Model: Lord Matic Special Weekdater
Year of Production: August 1972
Movement: 5206
BPH: 28,800
Number of Jewels: 25
Hand and Dial: 3D Silver Baton Indices with Stick Hands
Width: 36mm
Lug to Lug Height: 41mm
Thickness: 10mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Strap: Original Seiko Lord Matic Signed SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

For those who are unaware of the Seiko Lord Matic's history, please read this short introduction :

"(The) Lord Matic was the mid to high range of automatic watches introduced by Seiko in 1968 and based on the freshly developed 56xx movement. As you might probably know, there was actually two ranges of LM, the one produced by the Suwa factory, based on the 56xx movement and the LM Special introduced a couple of years later by the Daini factory and based on the 52xx movement" ~ Watch & Vintage Magazine.

It's original linen dial, 3D baton indices, stick hands and silver day/date window shows almost no signs of aging after a good and thorough clean-up.

This beautifully shaped hour-glass silver case had undergone an ultrasonic cleaning, followed by a high quality polish while maintaining its super sexy curves. Most imperfections were removed without compromising the case and bracelet shape. A brand new crystal was used to replace the badly scratched crystal.

The crown is original and is located at the 3H position and is nicely tucked away yet easily accessible. The date / day quickset works flawlessly by pulling out the crown to the first level to adjust the date and day via clockwise or counterclockwise. The time is adjusted by pulling the crown out to the second level.

Do note that many LM Day / Date models suffer from day / date quick set damage, but this baby works perfectly. ONLY USE THE DATE / DAY QUICKSET FROM 4H TO 8H. SO ADJUST THE HOUR HAND TO THIS POSITION BEFORE ADJUSTING THE DATE / DAY.

Because it is a JDM model, the day is in English and Kanji - cool!

Its movement had undergone a complete restoration. It was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 10 September 2023. It should be able to operate unhindered until the next servicing thereby providing the owner peace of mind.

Equipped with the excellent 5206 movement, it has 25 Jewels that operate at 28,800 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 -3 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 130 with a relatively straight line. 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 36mm (without crown) and 41mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 21cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.

The SS bracelet is an original Seiko LM signed bracelet. It too had undergone ultrasonic cleaning and was given a hi-quality polish and is now in mint condition.

To the best of our knowledge and expertise when overhauling the timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket or modified parts.

Even though the seals and gaskets are in place / replaced, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.

The pictures provided shows the watch case in almost perfect condition and well maintained. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. A nice purposeful carrying case or box will be provided instead.

Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and well taken care of for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.

Yes, there are many other same models in the market, BUT almost all are not in the same quality condition and is well maintained as what you see here. Hence, 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 August 1972! 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$ 200.00 to S$ 300.00 for a complete restoration, an estimated S$ 80.00 to calibrate, and S$ 150.00 to clean using ultrasonic immersion, high quality polish and tighten links for such a watch with bracelet - 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 highly sort-after fully restored Seiko Lord Matic Special Week-Dater in stunning condition with unique and scarce linen dial; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source.

This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector!


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