Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000 36,000bph June 1967

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Vintage Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000 36,000 bph Hi-Beat Hand Winding 23 Jewels Production date June 1967 - Horseshoe caseback

In late 1966, Seiko introduced its own in house high-beat movement, the 23-jewel manual wind calibre 5740C. Rather than debut this achievement in one of its GS or KS watches Seiko choose to put its new high-beat calibre inside the Lord Marvel 5740-8000. Acknowledged as only the worlds' second 36,000bph movement, the LM 5740-8000 was manufactured between 1966 and 1977, with the early example featured here produced in June 1967. The LM5740 was the 3rd generation Lord Marvel model, and represents the peak of that line. It is a quintessential 'grammar of design' watch, with clean lines, understated elegance, and a sophisticated, technologically advanced in-house manual wind Hi-Beat movement. The sweep of the second hand on these beautiful watches is mesmerising and truly a sight to behold.

Movement: Original, SEIKO Suwa 5740C - Running well, good vintage timekeeping at -10s/d. Worn for 24hrs to test.

Not Serviced or waterproof

Dial: Silver/white Sunburst in good condition and although it does show some light staining it is not really visible to the naked eye and is only evident under magnification.

Glass: Acrylic, new

Hands: Two tone original - Excellent

Case: Original, unpolished stainless steel, minor age related wear but no dings. Horseshoe type case back in great condition with all the markings very clearly defined.

Jewels: 23

Beat Rate: 36,00bph

Diameter: Approx. 34.5mm

Lug width: 19mm

Band: New black leather

Crown: Original, well fitted

Year and location of manufacture - June 1967 - Serial No.7604876 - Japan SEIKO Suwa