Seiko SPB049 (Enamel Dial)

about 1 year ago
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New York City

For sale is my Seiko SPB049 from Presage collection. This is a beautiful piece with an enamel dial and enormous attention to detail. The following paragraph is from Seiko site ( distinctive look and the remarkable value offered by the collection both stem from the quality of the manufacture. The enamel dials are made by the master craftsman Mitsuru Yokozawa and his team. They ensure that the thickness of the enamel is adjusted to perfection to the exact depth required on each part of the dial and that the enamel is perfect for the atmospheric conditions at the time of manufacture so that every dial will last for a lifetime or longer. The sapphire crystals are dual-curved so that even the ridge of the dial can be seen without distortion from any angle. The hour markers are painted no fewer than ten times to lift them in relief from the dial. The tips of the hands are curved by skilled craftsmen to follow the contours of the curved sapphire crystals so that the case depth is minimized. The exhibition case backs are sapphire crystals for greater durability. In these and all other details, the high quality materials and workmanship of Presage are expressed more clearly than ever.
The watch is in 90-92% condition, and in terms of accuracy it runs within manufacturers specification. The hands appear to be black, but their true color is blue and it is revealed only in direct sunlight. Here is a list of additional details:
Movement: Seiko Caliber 6R15 (21,600 vibrations per hour, 50-hour power reserve, 23 jewels)
Front Crystal: sapphire
Caseback: transparent
sapphire crystal
Dimensions: 12.5 mm thickness, 46 mm vertical length, 35 mm horizontal length
Dial: Enamel with Roman numerals
Water resistance: 50 m
Magnetic resistance: 4,800 A/m
Strap: genuine crocodile leather, three-fold clasp with push button release
Seiko sells these in their boutiques for $1100. My price is $575 shipped anywhere in CONUS (international shipping is an option, but the buyer will have to cover the extra shipping cost). The price is FIRM. The package includes only the watch (no box or papers). Regarding pictures, the caseback still has a sticker that was never removed.