The snowflake dial is the one everyone wants on their Seiko Grand Quartz. Model reference 4843-8100 or QNK050.


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in June 1977.


As 50% of the value of the watch is in the snowflake dial, let’s start there. It is excellent, with no marks or wear around the outer edges. It has a deep texture that has to be seen to be fully understood, but once seen it is on everyone’s wish list. The rest of the watch is hardly shabby either. The stainless steel case still has the original bracelet, and the bracelet is full length and requires no special tools to adjust. The movement is the Seiko 4843, which in 1977 was accurate to 5 seconds a month. At ¥100,000, only the uber rare Superior was more expensive than this watch in the Seiko range, and a regular automatic chronograph cost about a quarter of the price of this Grand Quartz, so this was always a premium watch. The case has not been polished so the spot on case details and bevels are still crisp and clear, although minor scratches may be visible. The quick set date and day are working correctly, and the day wheel is in English and Kanji. The glass is excellent, free of chips and scratches. We will fit a new battery before sending the watch out to the next lucky owner. It is really easy to understand why the snowflake dial is so popular, but his is an excellent watch all round and not a one trick pony.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 37.3 mm

Width without crown 36.0 mm

Between lugs 18 mm

Lug to lug length 42.1 mm

Case Thickness 10.2 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 220 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

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.

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