A rare 1981 Seiko Lassale quartz watch, with box, guarantees, instructions, outer box, receipt and spare links. Great find.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the caseback, and the guarantee book and receipt, we can accurately date this watch to 1981.
The Seiko Lassale range was a range topper, using the very best quartz movements available to Seiko. Proof of this is in the receipt for £210 – that is over £800 in today’s money. The name comes from the short lived Jean Lassale company, that Seiko bought the rights for the quartz movements. Jean Lassale are most famous for their Calibre 1200, a mechanical movement just 1.2mm thick (or should that be thin?). This movement has gone on to appear in Piaget and Vacheron Constantin. More about Jean Lassale can be found here.
This particular example is a collectors dream. Very little wear to the gold plated case and bracelet. The 6 jewel Seiko movement is running perfectly, including the quick set date. The extra links included for the bracelet, that look unused, make this wearable for nearly every wrist. The bracelet is a solid link, high quality item that we have cleaned on our ultrasonic bath. But it is the boxes and paperwork that make this example stand out. It is also very early in the Lassale range, dating from April 1981. The model number is 5932-5229.
31.3mm wide including the recessed crown, 6.3mm thick. The bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of approximately 180mm, plus three extra links will take this to approximately 195mm.
£199 including 3 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.
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