Seiko 5328-0020 from 1985 (Serviced)

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For sale is a Seiko 5328-0020, a true gem for collectors and aficionados alike.

Seiko has been a paragon of in-house watchmaking since the 1950s, consistently pushing the boundaries of horological innovation. From pioneering quartz movements to the development of their proprietary Spring Drive technology, Seiko’s commitment to excellence is unwavering. It was a significant revelation for collectors when they discovered Seiko’s brief foray into using Swiss movements for the "Mech" collection (MC) in the 1980s.

Featured in the 1987 JDM catalog, the MC series was crafted for those with an appreciation for the intricate charm of mechanical watches. Among the 10 variants offered, the 5328-0020 stands out as the most coveted reference.

The MC series captures the essence of early vintage designs, boasting a minimalist dial layout with sub-seconds positioned just above the 6 o’clock mark. The heart of this watch is the Swiss calibre 138.001 from Fabrique d'horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF), a surprising yet captivating choice that adds to its allure.

Beyond its clean and understated aesthetic, the MC’s allure is heightened by its brief and enigmatic production run. The watch case is in pristine condition, exhibiting minimal signs of wear. The dial remains immaculate, free from any aging, while the acrylic crystal shows only light hairline scratches.

Recently serviced in March 2024, this watch is in excellent working order, ready to be worn and enjoyed daily. It comes paired with a brand-new, handmade top-grain leather strap, enhancing its classic appeal.

- Diameter: 32mm
- Thickness: 7.3mm
- Lug Width: 18mm

The serial number is concealed for privacy. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Seiko's intriguing history.