GRAND SEIKO Hi-BEAT 4522-8000 1960s

Item Number: SEIKO239

$1,481.18 USD

セイコーの最高級ラインであるグランドセイコー(GS)。ハイビートの手巻きムーブメント Cal.4522の機械を搭載したこのグランドセイコーは45GSというシリーズ名で呼ばれています。

1968年に登場した45GSはグランドセイコーで初めての36,000振動(10振動)ムーブメントで、第二精工舎(現セイコーインスツル)の最高傑作と言われています。

3時位置には日付表示のカレンダーが入り、実用性も重視した造りとなっています。ケースデザインは現在にも受け継がれる「セイコースタイル」を体現するようなデザインです。

①平面を主体として、平面と二次曲面からなるデザイン。
②ケース・ダイヤル・針のすべてにわたって極力平面部の面積を多くする。
③各面は原則として鏡面とし、その鏡面からは極力歪みをなくす。

これらの原則に基づいたデザインは光と影による美しさを意識しながらも「見やすさ」「使いやすさ」を備えています。ケースサイズも36mmと日本人の腕にマッチするサイズ感で、重さも感じられないため付けていて疲れないのも良い点ですね。

現行のGSとは大きく異なる裏蓋のメダルもしっかりと残っており、まさにグランドセイコーの原点という1本です。

ヴィンテージ感のあるカーフを使用したネイビーブルーのレザーストラップを合わせました。

オーバーホール済み。1年保証となります。

Model Wrist Size: 16.5cm

 

-Specifications

Brand: SEIKO
Model: Grand Seiko Hi-BEAT
Ref: 4522-8000
Year: 1968
Movement: Manual Cal.4522
Case: 36mm (without crown)
Material: Stainless Steel
Lug width: 19mm
Includes: Leather Strap (Navy Blue)


 

【Description】

The 45GS is one of the Grand Seiko models that housed the movement developed by Daini Seikosha at the astronomical observatory Concours.

The other models that benefited from the technology were the King Seiko Chronometer and King Seiko.

The case has slight marks for its age.

The dial and hands are excellent conditions.

The movement is a beautiful condition.

※The wrist shots are from previous sold item.

【Warranty】

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently.

It comes with 1-year mechanical warranty.

[Payment Method]
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.

[Delivery]
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.

[Custom Duty]
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.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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