Mar 31, 2015

[SOLD] 1981 Vintage Seiko 5 4227-00C0 "Prince"

Seiko 5 4227-00C0 "Prince"
Circa 1981

The dial on this one caught my eye. A classic train track, bevelled hour batons, dauphine hands, and a guilloche inner dial. Such a host of design elements mixed into a small 31mm case!

And that's before we have a look at the elaborate bracelet that accompanies this watch.

While first impressions would brand this has a women's timepiece, this Seiko 5 is actually a radical boy-sized offering. Not that it's convincing enough for me to place this on my wrist.

The liberal splattering of design appears confusing, a mess but yet belonging in set somehow, like a dignified youngling searching for his adulthood. I see a coming together of class and radicality - something only a refined gentleman can carry off with confidence.

Peeking from underneath a cuff or boldly meeting guests, this piece will be the talk of the evening. That's if its host does not steal the conversation with his own colorful lifestyle first.

1981 Vintage Seiko 5 4227-00C0 "Prince"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with day-date display
Eng/Arb day display
Polished grey dial with guilloche inner dial
31mm stainless steel case
38mm lug-to-lug
22mm lug width
4227 automatic movement @ 21,800vph
Mineral glass crystal
Proprietary Seiko stainless steel bracelet