Aug 15, 2015

1973 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-5840 "Jade"

Seiko 5 6309-5840 "Jade"
Circa 1973

Stones are amazing, pieces of nature constructed with time. Jade is a green stone that is made famous by the ancient chinese for its rich green color and lines.

The natural appearance of the stone gave rise to this watch's name.

While the lines on the dial is almost certainly a result of dried oil or moisture, the effects on the aesthetic appeal of the watch is totally awesome. 

Across the dark green dial are crack lines that completely covers the dial. Add the gold hands, markers and chapter rings, and you have one heck of a special watch.

Adding to the serendipitous appeal of the dial is the hexagonal case. All in all, Jade exudes a unique charm that should appeal to those who want an affordable mechanical watch, but also want that something special that you can look at when it's on your wrist. 

Can't  imagine what time will do to this dial.

1973 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-5840 "Jade"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Arb day display
Dark green weathered dial
35mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
21mm lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass
Seiko stainless steel bracelet