GRAND SEIKO Hi-BEAT 5646-7005 18K YG  56GS

Item Number: SEIKO254

$5,900.50 AUD

-Specifications

Brand: SEIKO
Model: GRAND SEIKO Hi-BEAT
Ref: 5646-7005
Year: 1970
Movement: Self-Winding Cal.5646A
Case: 35mm
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Dark Brown Leather Strap
Includes: SEIKO Signed 18K YG Buckle

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority



With the determination to "make the world's finest wristwatches", we put all the parts accuracy, assembly technology, and adjustment technology that we have cultivated up to that point into the "Grand Seiko (GS)" that was born in 1960. ..

This watch is one of the models equipped with a self-winding movement Cal.56xx with 8 vibrations (high beat) called 56GS, and Grand Seiko will be discontinued at the end of this 56GS.

As you can see, the 5645-7005 is a case made of 18K yellow gold, which is quite rare for Grand Seiko.

The hallmark on the back cover is engraved with the Hinomaru, which indicates that it is a proof of the Japanese Mint, in addition to the purity notation of 750.

It features a curved design reminiscent of Gerald Genta's C case design.

The dial can be said to be silk, but it has a pattern that can be said to be an embossed tapestry dial.

The original white dial is in very beautiful condition with little pain and corrosion with only slight aging.

Fortunately, I got a watch that has changed over time with the same model, so if you look at the pictures side by side with that watch, you can see the difference.

Both watches are made in 1970, but it is surprising that they change so much depending on the individual and the storage environment.

It is a rare piece that also comes with a genuine 18K YG buckle. Like the clock, the hall mark is engraved with the Hinomaru.

Although it is a pure gold watch, unlike the current watches, it is not too glaring and I think it is a well-balanced watch.

Overhauled. 1 year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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