Sep 8, 2015

1971 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-4230 "Stark"

Seiko 5 6309-4230 "Stark"
Circa 1971

Television is addictive. The same can also be said for the tv cases and dials. Seen here in the stark white, it's really hard to resist.

Let's start with the crystal this time. Keeping true to the television dial, the acrylic crystal for Stark has a lovely dome reminiscent of old retro tubes. Very nostalgic, and well worth looking at from the side. 

Moving inwards to the inner bezel, the 24 hour markings remind us of the many hours that the television keeps us entertained, the hours passing like minutes as our eyes stay glued to the programs,

A silver screen greets us as we look towards the middle of the dial. Polished white hour markers, silver hands, a bright white sweeping seconds set the stage for the silver dial, completing the look.

1971 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-4230 "Stark"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Rom day display
White dial 
35mm stainless steel case
39mm lug-to-lug
20mm lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Acrylic glass
Stainless steel bracelet