Feb 26, 2015

[SOLD] 1983 Vintage Seiko 5 2949-0110 "Lady Grey"

Seiko 5 2949-0110 "Lady Grey"
Circa 1983

I've not seen much Seiko 5s made for women. Well, not many I liked anyway. The series seems to be made for sports more than anything, and the modern designs of the case and dials just don't seem to translate well to the feminine taste.

But this here Lady Grey actually looks pretty nice. Presented in a stepped square case and small circular dial, the sunburst dial, gold dauphine hands and minimalistic dial design come together in a very elegant look.

What also interested me was that the watch could actually be hand wound, one of the few Seiko 5s in the early days to be able to do so.

While all elegant looking and all, the Lady Grey stands at 32mm lug-to-lug, and actually wears larger than it looks. That's a nice combination brought about by the thoughtful design - the small dial size adds to the daintiness of the timepiece while the larger case gives it a more modern appeal. 
Decorating the dial are two faux jewels and round gold indices. Therein continues the elegance of the Lady Grey, presenting itself for simple appreciation.

1983 Vintage Seiko 5 2949-0110 "Lady  Grey"
Hour, minute and seconds hand with day/date display
Eng/Arb day display
Grey sunburst dial
28mm stainless steel case
32mm lug-to-lug
20mm width bracelet
2949 automatic hand-windable movement @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass crystal
Seiko stainless steel bracelet