A beautiful vintage Seiko Lord Quartz 8243-6000 from November 1980 with a stunning textured dial, on its original bracelet. A very unique vintage Lord Quartz with the Seiko Cal. 8243, an evolution of earlier Seiko Lord Quartz movements. Vintage watch is in good working condition with some marks around the outer rim of the dial and case. Measures 33 mm in diameter. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Seiko Lord Quartz
The Seiko Lord Quartz first appear in the 1978 Seiko JDM catalogue, the same year of the release of the Seiko Grand Twin Quartz and Seiko King Twin Quartz. It was positioned third in the hierarchy at the time, and featured the Cal. 7853. It was priced between 48,000 Yen and 33,000 Yen and produced for a relatively short time. More than the regular Seikos or even the Type II at the time, but still much more affordable than the Seiko Grand Quartz and King Quartz models.
Seiko was founded as a watch store in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori in Tokyo. By the 1890s it was producing both clocks and pocket watches as Seikosha. And in 1913 Seiko produced Japan's first wristwatch, the Seiko Laurel. Seiko had beat out several other Japanese companies, including other Tokyo clock companies like Tokyo Clock Co. and Japan Pocket Watch Manufacturing Co. By the mid-20th century Seiko produced some of its most important wristwatches that set the stage for its future. In the early 1950s Seiko produced the Seiko Super which then became the Marvel. And in 1960 Seiko released the first Grand Seiko. This marked the beginning of not only the Grand Seiko but also the King Seiko and Lord Matic lines to follow.
Then, in 1969, Seiko released the Astron, the watch that would upend the Swiss watchmaking industry. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Seiko continues to produced extraordinary quartz watches, along with many legendary vintage Seiko dive watches. In modern times Seiko continues to innovate, especially through its Grand Seiko brand.