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I am selling this really very rare Seiko Lord Marvel ref. 5740-8000 with the famous Seiko seahorse logo on the case-back.
That seahorse logo only came on the very early reference and was quickly replaced by the horse shoe text arrangement.
I can guarantee that finding this early execution is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Special feature of this watch is Seiko's own high-beat movement, the 23-jewel manual wind caliber 5740C, that was introduced in 1967.
One might assume that Seiko would debut this achievement in one of its Grand or King Seiko watches, but that was not the case.
Instead, Seiko put its new high-beat caliber inside the Lord Marvel 5740-8000 (LM5740).
It only makes this reference more special.
Here a great review on the watch: http://wornandwound.com/affordable-vintage-seiko-lord-marvel-5740-8000-lm5740-hi-beat/
The watch is in great condition and based on what I see I am pretty sure the case has never been polished.
The angled bevels on the case and lugs still look very sharp.
Of course the case has some very superficials hairline scratches from normal use but nothing major.
( and please bear in mind that my pictures show details that are hardly visible in real )
The silver dial with radial brushed finish is just spotless.
The steel dauphine hands with the black inlaid lines are in perfect condition and only add to the classy look of the watch.
Mechanically the watch is in absolute perfect condition. Keeping very good time and great power reserve.
Price: 780 euros ( insured shipping in EU included )
Optional: Jean Paul Menicucci strap as in the pictures: +75 euro