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From Seiko of course! :p


I unboxed this last Saturday, sorry for the delay, but with filing for taxes, long work days, and then having my main computer go down, I didn't have the energy to get this posted.


I see a registered mail envelope from Japan. The close observer will already know which my top 3 sellers this is from!



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Yes, it from the "Tupperware" man! ;)



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Well padded inside.



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Ooo, I am starting to see a watch in there!



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There we go! This is a 1974 Lord Matic 5606-7351, in fantastic condition, especially the brushed-link original bracelet with signed clasp.


Would you like a closer look?



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What a beauty, with its 3-textured, 3-segment, emerald-green dial and square-cut faceted crystal.


Its movement is the excellent 23 jewel 5606, running at 21,600 bph, which does everything you want a movement to do; it's automatic, hand-winds, hacks, and can quick-set the day and date.


The 56xx series does have the dreaded plastic day date rocker, which can split after aging, and can be damaged if you try and use the quick-set during the "forbidden zone" of about 9 pm and 3 am.



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Here is the crown side.



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A look at the common side.



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A clasp shot, that also shows a bit of the wonderfully suave brushed-link bracelet, which fits me perfectly and is very smooth and flexible on the wrist.



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A picture of the caseback.



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What a fantastic addition to my Seiko "jewel-box". I don't know why no one was biding on this, but I guess it is my gain!



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Thanks for looking in!


- Thomas
 

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I don't know what a common side is either?

I do love 5606 Lordmatic watches. That is a beauty. I laso am a fan of the faceted crystals which I know many people do not like. I have never seen a green tinted crystal for a mans watch. I have seen and I actually have some complex cut Seiko crystals tinted green but they are all for women's style cases.
I have several of those style crystals in 300 and 310 series. I also like the three facet crystals they offered on some models.
The 5606 movement is a nice movement to work on.
 

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The "other" side...

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Thank you for the appreciative comments folks!


I have asked in a couple of threads if there is a standard name for the "other", non-crown side of the watch. I never got any responses. :rolleyes:


So, I have trying out "subject" and "common" to contrast with the "royal" crown side, but I just want something to call it besides "the other side"!! :p


What do you folks think? Help me out here! :grin:


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The side that is easier to clean fingerprints off of because there is nothing in the way?:) Or is that a little to long to be catchy? I just say the non crown side myself.

Michael
 
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