Aug 17, 2015

[SOLD] 1975 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-8840 "Versace"

Seiko 5 6309-8840 "Versace"
Circa 1973

A flashy name befitting a flashy dial. This watch has sunshine written all over its face!

The dial has a versace-like pattern of alternating gold tones split into four equal quadrants. along the edges of the curved quarters are round polished gold hour markers, complemented by straight baton hour indexes on the straight alignments of the versace dial. 

Sharp polished hands complete the package.

While the day-date display is totally in line with the Seiko 5 design ideals, I can't help but think how good it'd be if the dial were left in perfect symmetry. Such wonderful design can only be hampered by the utilitarian purposes of a watch.

Sometimes, we can do without reason and just have something nice to look at, not that there's not already much to admire on Versace.

1975 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-8840 "Versace" 
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Arb day display
Duo-tone gold versace pattern dial
34mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
19mm lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass
Seiko stainless steel bracelet