So I’m not really a pocket watch guy. They are often in gold or silver, with chains and elaborate cases and feel out of date. Even though I mostly wear classic menswear and suits to work, it can be a bit over the top and like wearing a costume if you go down the route of vests, tweed, mustache and cigar
But when I found this 1975 Seiko 5740-0080 it made me reconsider. It has a modern, minimalistic apperance, a simple polished stainless steel case, ”snowflake” dial with printed roman numerals. The even slight patina is best described as champagne coloured. Hands are awesome, with a vintage appeal.
The lovely smaller diameter 38mm case holds a Suwa 5740 manual hi-beat movement, the first 36000bph Seiko produced, and in a pocket watch that’s kind of rare, and what made it for me. The sweep is smooth.
The condition is great, with slight wear on the case (leftovers of the caseback sticker still there) and domed acrylic crystal. Original braided silk (?) burgundy strap and pouch.
Will probably wear it at a wedding this summer, in the chest pocket of course!
If you have any love for pocket watches, have any more tech info or suggestions on the best way to pair it, please share.
Last Edit: May 22, 2019 3:12:09 GMT -8 by hannesek