Aug 19, 2015

1976 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-7090 "Guilloche"

Seiko 5 6309-7090 "Guilloche"
Circa 1976

Oh I do like an intricate dial. I'd look at this guy with the loupe and explore all the raised ridges and microscopic curves that make up the face. I'd look at the hour markers and how polished they are, how they are attached to the dial. 

Don't even get me started on the roman numeral XII.

Machine cut solar guilloche patterns greets the owner at every glance, making it's endless rounds on the dial and complementing really well with the white base. 

Printed on the pattern are the minute tracks, once again adding utility to the artistic approached of the watch. Gold always goes well with white, and Seiko applied it conservatively to complete the dial on Guilloche

The hands are what you'd see on a lot of Seiko 5s, nice gold trimmed baton hands with a little touch of lumibrite for legibility.

While the three link bracelet gives it a little modern appeal, I'd much prefer a nice black leather strap befitting the dressy dial. 

That said, the dial of Guilloche catches light really well, and will definitely be something you'd catch yourself indulging in. 

1976 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-7090 "Guilloche" 
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Rom day display
White dial with solar guilloche pattern
36mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
20mm lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass
Seiko stainless steel bracelet