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Old 03-15-2019, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Over the past few years I have inadvertently built a small collection of ladies watches. Generally they show up as extras in a larger lot of watches. There isn't much a demand for them on the auction sites, so they just sit in a ziplock bag with my parts. The woman in my life said that she had no interest in wearing a "used" watch that she would have to wind.

A couple months ago I gathered together the parts to put together a Matic Lady 2517-3260 from 1968 including a NOS case, bezel, and bracelet.

I paid to have the movement cleaned and Voilŕ!



I presented it to my lady friend last Sunday.

She says she likes it.


This very same Matic Lady 2517-3260 graced the cover of the 1968 Seiko Catalog for the Japanese Domestic Market!




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I agree - these are way undervalued. Little miniature versions of men's watches and they are quite nice. I was in fact looking at one just yesterday - a real beaut with a sweet bracelet for like, $35. Not sure I'm ready to go down that path but do appreciate them and their quality. I gave my daughter a sweet little ladies Cosmotron watch and she loves it.
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Same one here, my mrs loves it!
And it’s a fair size dial, unlike a lot of ladies watches, so her more mature eyes can see it easily!
Timekeeping is fantastic as well.

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Same one here, my mrs loves it!
And it’s a fair size dial, unlike a lot of ladies watches, so her more mature eyes can see it easily!
Timekeeping is fantastic as well.

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Yes, those 2517 movements in the automatic ladies watches are indeed a wonder. While being automatic, they can also be hand wound.

They should have scaled it up for the mens' line. It is superior to the 7005, and would have been wonderful in its place.
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My lady’s 4205. Well worn. It is her beach watch.
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Over the past few years I have inadvertently built a small collection of ladies watches. Generally they show up as extras in a larger lot of watches. There isn't much a demand for them on the auction sites, so they just sit in a ziplock bag with my parts. The woman in my life said that she had no interest in wearing a "used" watch that she would have to wind.

A couple months ago I gathered together the parts to put together a Matic Lady 2517-3260 from 1968 including a NOS case, bezel, and bracelet.

I paid to have the movement cleaned and Voilŕ!



I presented it to my lady friend last Sunday.



She says she likes it.


This very same Matic Lady 2517-3260 graced the cover of the 1968 Seiko Catalog for the Japanese Domestic Market!



I’ve not seen one of these before. Very cool. Glad she liked it!
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Yes it’s a great movement, that if made larger would have appealed to men as well, I’ve never understood why woman’s watches have to be so small, yes wrists are thinner but not matchsticks!
And the dials hands date etc are so petite that they cannot be read?
I think the 2517 is a perfect size watch.
This one I purchased off Jauce website as used, but it was more or less NOS.
A great buy.
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No female escapes any time with me without ending up Seiko branded through second hand goods.

An ex has one of these :-



My mum has similar only black dial and white markers, easier to read given how small it is


And another ex did very well escaping with a lovely diamatic, like this only deep metallic blue.

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I gave my wife a 4205 which she loves. It's been around the world and under the ocean. It's not a glitzy show piece that may attract attention in the wrong places and hasn't missed a beat. I'm thinking she would love a Matic.
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I posted this back when I picked it up for my wife, she loves it and wears it a couple times a week. It's amazing how they maintained the look and scale when the shrunk it for the women's version. Yes, it's quartz, but still has the trademark GS fit and finish.
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I wish that we had a couple more women on the forum, just to keep things interesting.

A woman who I work with collects watches, but huge quartz fashion watches, not the real kind of watch. I've tried to evangelize to her, but with no luck.
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