SEIKO Special Cal.10B 1940s

Item Number: SEIKO134

$1,423.68 AUD

セイコー最後のスモールセコンド、新10B型のムーブメントを搭載した小ぶりな時計です。1940年代後半製。

文字盤の2トーンカラーとアラビア数字、ブルースティールハンドのバランスが良く、かなり渋い1本です。

Brand: SEIKO
Model: Special
Year: Later 1940s
Movement: Manual New Cal.10B (10 Jewels)
Case: 28mm
Material: CRP/SS
Strap: 16mm
Includes: Leather Strap

【Description】

戦後の復興の最中、1948年に登場した新10B型と呼ばれるムーブメントを搭載した時計です。

戦災から逃れた長野の諏訪精工舎が設計し、復興を目指す亀戸の第二精工舎で生産されました。

50年代になると3針のムーブメントが登場し、そちらが主流になるためこの機械が最後のスモールセコンドとなります。

2トーンカラーのダイアルにブルースティールハンド、そしてアプライドのアラビア数字インデックスというダイアル。

このアラビア数字、3,9,12だけ大きくなっているという細かい部分にもこだわりが。

サイズは28mmと小ぶりです。さりげない感じに付けたいという方にはおすすめ。

ケースは真鍮にクロームメッキ、裏蓋はこの時代では珍しいステンレススティールのスクリューバックとなっています。ヴィンテージ感満載でかなり渋い時計ですね。

【Warranty】

2018年12月にOH済み。6ヶ月保証です。

精度としてはこの時代の国産ムーブメントですので、通常はオーバーホール後も日差3-5分以内ぐらいを目安にして頂ければと思いますが、腕の良い修理職人さんのおかげで日差±1分程度におさまっています。

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分解、点検、部品洗浄・交換、組み立て、注油、精度調整、最終検査

 


【Description】

28mm sized men’s watch with the last sub-second movement of Seiko, New Cal.10B.
2-tone dial has Arabic numeral marker (3,9,12 are bigger than others).

【Warranty】

Completely serviced by our watchmaker in Dec 2018.
Working in about ±1 min per day.
Comes with 6 months 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.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

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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