Seiko Dolce 5E31-6070 from 1981
For sale is a Seiko 5E31-6070.
Making its debut on the second page of the Seiko's 1982 catalogue right after the Superiors, the Seiko Dolce line eventually took the first page in 1983, starting its reign as Seiko's main line for high accuracy quartz up till 1989 when Grand Seiko made arrival to take the first spot once again.
The Italian word "Dolce" can be translated as "graceful" and this can be seen through the aesthetic of the whole Dolce collection.
The watch features an elegant classic case paired with an alluring Kira-zuri dial.
Many might be familiar with the term Kira-zuri due to the US 2018 Limited Edition (SBGA387, SBGA385 and SBGA384).
Grand Seiko talks about the Kira-Zuri dial in the following excerpt :
"Inspired by a Japanese painting technique called Kira-zuri, true to its translation “sparkling painting”, the lustrous dial takes a life of its own. Commonly found in ukiyo-e paintings to create texture to the background of Kabuki actors, the inspired technique adds depth and excitement to the timepiece in movement and light. "
The watch is then finished with a contrasting black onyx stone on the crown further exuding the elegance of the watch.
Powered by the quartz calibre 5E31, the watch is capable of an accuracy of ±20s/year.
The watch is in immaculate condition with little signs of usage seen on the case. The watch dial and hands are free from any signs of aging. The crystal is free from any scratches. Personal engraving can be seen on the case back.
The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Case Diameter: 31mm
Lug Width: 17mm