Grammar of Design from 40 years ago

Jul 28, 2020,03:12 AM

A favourite watch of mine: a 1980 Seiko Grand Quartz reference 9942-7000. This was shot in natural light, but it was under exposed (adjusted whilst I shot it) to highlight some of the exquisite finishing and contrasting surfaces. I still struggle to comprehend how they achieved some of the textures. The bezel is a true work of art: two polished bevels and a texture on the vertical that matches the case.

Hope everyone is safe and well,


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One of many really amazing vintage GS and GQ.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 28th, 2020-05:43
Be it polishing or the texture seen on your watch there is so much to appreciate on these watches from 50 or so years ago. The other thing was precision, be it VFA or Special.

Yes, like nothing else.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 28th, 2020-15:48
In fact, I am always a little disappointed with modern GS. I own several vintage GS and one modern (which is a reissue of a vintage piece), and nothing I’ve seen in the modern line-up (aside from reissues) has given me the same emotion/reaction as the vin... 

It has that effect! [nt]

 By: Baruch Coutts : July 28th, 2020-07:47

Thank you.

 By: Baruch Coutts : July 28th, 2020-07:56
I hadn't included any detailed pictures here of the bracelet, but it has quite an intricate design: the pattern on the top of the case continues on to the bracelet and there is a fine polished bevel on the outer edge of the case that continues on to the b...  

Love it!

 By: Moana43 : July 28th, 2020-08:45
Thanks for the additional photo of the bracelet -- so in keeping with Seiko's aesthetic sensibilities. Wonderful.

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Baruch Coutts : July 28th, 2020-07:57

Timeless beauty [nt]

 By: aperna : July 29th, 2020-12:30