Grand Seiko "Self-Dater" 5722-9991 with GS Logo Medallion
Payment method : Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Manual Wind Cal.5722B
Brown leather strap
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority
Grand Seiko (GS)" was born in 1960 with the determination to "create the world's finest wristwatch" and by pouring in all of the component precision, assembly technology, and adjustment technology that had been cultivated up to that point.
This watch is the second model of Grand Seiko, "Self-Dater".
The major difference from the first model is the addition of the date display of its name.
The case design has the same basic lines, but the details have been changed to give it a very robust appearance.
The case material was also changed from thick gold plated for the first model to stainless steel. There are a few 18K gold pieces of this model.
The second model is sometimes referred to as the 57GS, but there are several variations depending on the production period.
This watch is Ref. 5722-9991, a later model with Cal.5722B.
The dial is marked GS, and the medallion on the caseback is also a combination of GS medallion.
The display at the 6 o'clock position was initially marked "Chronometer," but this was not officially approved by the Swiss chronometer standard, so a complaint was made, and after the initial model, the notation was changed to "GS.
The GS standard is stricter than the chronometer standard, and even after more than 50 years of production, the watch can still be used without any problems.
The dial is a silver dial with sunray finish, multi-faceted bar indexes, and dauphine hands, a combination that is typical of GS watches.
The dial and hands are in very good condition.
This is a very rare piece with details on the caseback that differ from other late models.
The STAINLESS STEEL 5722-9991 WATER PROOF section is indicated as a white band, and the lettering has been cut around it to make it appear.
The design is similar to that of the GS medal.
This is a feature that can only be found on pieces manufactured in January and February 1967, and is almost never seen.
The other pieces have the same engraving as the serial number, and the letters are engraved, so you can compare the two.
The movement is a manual Cal.5722B. This watch was also in very good condition when I photographed it before service.
In addition to the good condition of the watch, it has some details that are not known at all yet.
We purchased this watch from Mr. Yoshihiko Honda a.k.a BQ(@bqwatch) who is leading expert of vintage seiko.
All components and authenticity are checked by him as well.
[About Leather Strap]
Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator/Lizard leather overseas.
We will replace the strap with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.
Or we will send the watch without strap if we don't have stocks of them.
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.
Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)
We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.
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We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.
1.Can I reserve it?
-Since it is also sold on the web, it cannot be reserved.
2.Can you adjust the bracelet?
-If you fill in the approximate arm circumference when ordering, we will send it after adjustment.
(*Riveted bracelets and folded link bracelets require some time to be adjusted by a repair craftsman.)
3. How long does it take for "delivery after complete service?
-Please consider it to be about 1 month from the date of your order.
(*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of our watchmaker and the degree of congestion.)
4.Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
-If we cannot confirm the payment within 2 days after placing the order, the order will be canceled.
5.Can I order by cash on delivery?
- Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept it.
Our stance is that "customers can use good products with peace of mind for a long time."
In order to achieve this, the presence of a skilled repair craftsman is essential.
How well the work is done depends largely on the thoughts of the craftsman.
The watchmakers who Arbitro asks are craftsmen who do not cut corners in such areas, so we ask them to carry out the repair work with peace of mind.
About Complete Service
Complete service, sometime called overhaul is the work of disassembling a mechanical product down to its individual parts, cleaning and reassembling it to bring it closer to its new state of performance.
Roughly speaking, the overhaul procedure is as follows.
1. Separate into case and movement
2. Disassemble the movement
3. Inspection and pre-cleaning of wear condition of each part
4. Wash parts with a special machine
5. Lubrication and assembly
6. Waterproof test
7. Final adjustment and running test.
Some movements are made up of hundreds of parts, but it is a very meticulous process of disassembling them one by one, inspecting them all, cleaning them, and reassembling them.
If you don't overhaul, the oil will deteriorate just like a car, and the risk of wear and damage to parts increases, causing a decrease in accuracy and, in severe cases, not working.
There is also the reason that it will be very expensive to replace parts after they are found to be damaged, so we recommend overhauling once every 2-3 years for economical and long-term use.
Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has rounded corners that were originally sharp, and has many small scratches even though the mirror finish should be beautiful. state.
At Arbitro, some watches are sold with a new finish, based on the idea that you can purchase them in beautiful condition and use them for a long time.
In particular, gold-cased dress watches are finished to bring out the best of the precious metal case.
The watches sold by us that have been given a new finish are shot in very high definition, so you can see that the edges stand out and the light is reflected by the mirror finish.
Also, depending on the case or bracelet, there are cases where multiple finishes such as mirror finish and hairline finish are mixed, but there are not many craftsmen who can distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.
In addition, the “thinness of the case” is also a part that is greatly influenced by the skill of the craftsman.
A watch that has become thinner and has thinner lugs is far from its original design, and the appearance becomes unbalanced.
It is a very precise work that brings the case closer to the original finish by eliminating scratches and dents while reducing the thickness of the case to the utmost limit.
Of course, there are cases where it is better to use the watch as it is, in order to emphasize the history of the watch and its original condition.
We look at each watch and judge whether it is best to finish it before selling it.