A lovely Grand Quartz from Seiko, which has a gold capped case. Model reference 4843-8110 or QNK884
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in September 1977.
Regular customers will know that we like the Grand Quartz Seiko models, and this is a fine example of why. Seiko were the first to release a Quartz watch to market in 1969, and they lead development of the technology. The next models were the VFA Quartz, and in 1974 they launched the Grand Quartz. These 48** calibre watches had tolerances that could allow the watch to run at +/- 5 seconds a month – a good mechanical watch will do that a day. They were definitely premium watches – this one had a price of ¥84,000 whereas an automatic Seiko Bullshead chronograph was ¥24,000. This example uses the 4843 movement, which gives you both day and date which can both be quickset. The day can be shown in English or Kanji. We will install a brand new battery before sending the watch out to the new owner. The case is gold capped – much thicker than gold plate and far less likely to show wear. This is all in very nice condition and the only real marks are on the stainless steel rear. The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred, but we tried to match this to the catalogue image. It is fitted with a later Seiko signed buckle.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.9 mm
Width without crown 35.9 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 41.9 mm
Case Thickness 11.2 mm
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.