Seiko Lord Marvel 5740-8000 from 1972

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For sale is a Seiko 5740-8000.

The watch is known for being the first Seiko to be sold with a calibre beating at 36000bph. The high beat movement allows the seconds hand to sweep smoothly without much "stuttering".

A higher beat rate also reduce the amount of deviation per day.

There are two main dial variant for the 5740-8000, one with a classic silver sunburst dial and another which features a linen dial decorated with raised Arabic indices.

The example offered here is in excellent condition with all lines of the original case remains sharp with no signs of polishing. The watch dial has aged beautifully with an even patina along the edge. A brand new crystal has been installed for clarity. 

The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.

Serial number has been covered for privacy.

Diameter: 35mm
Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 19mm