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1978 Seiko Superior 4883-8001

1978 Seiko Superior 4883-8001

Regular price ¥85,000 JPY
Regular price ¥94,000 JPY Sale price ¥85,000 JPY
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1978 Seiko Superior quartz watch in good condition.

This is one of my favorite Seikos and in my opinion, the best Superior. 

A model launched in 1976, which set a new standard of precision at ±1 second a month. The battery life was extended to more than two years. The oscillating frequency was 32,768 Hz.

This was the most expensive Seiko in 1977. It cost 180,000 yen. By comparison, most expensive Grand Quartz was only 100,000.

Disassembled and thoroughly cleaned.

HSS case is sharp and edgy with some small nicks and scuffs, mostly on the bezel and couple around the crown. 

Beautiful 3D dial has onyx on hour markers and applied minute markers. It has developed pleasing patina. There are also few small dark dots, but not so noticeable with naked eye. 

Original Sapphire crystal is scratch free. 

Original stainless steel bracelet is not in great condition. Actually, the top half is in pretty good condition. Unfortunately, lower half has a lot of gap between the links and I'm afraid that at some point one of the links will break from the pull. I would suggest getting it repaired before start wearing it daily. 

I will include, at your choice, either a leather strap or different kind of stainless steel bracelet. Get in touch with me for the options. 

New battery and new rubber gaskets on the crown and the battery hatch. 

SKU# S0974
Model 4883-8001
Movement Quartz 
Caliber 4883B
Jewels 7
Case HSS hardened stainless steel 
Case size

 36mm x 41.5mm x 10mm

Lugs 18mm 
Dial light beige 
Crystal Sapphire original 
Bracelet stainless steel XBB110 
Serial #


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