セイコー クォーツ QT 38-7030 ダイアモンド ダスト ダイアル

Item Number: SEIKO242

¥5,913.32 CNY

In 1969, Seiko launched the world's first quartz watch, the "Quartz Astron," and the mainstream of wristwatches began to shift from mechanical to quartz.

This watch is a practical line of quartz watches released in 1971, and it is called 38 quartz to distinguish it from other quartz watches because it is equipped with a 38 series movement, and it is described as 38 QT in the catalog. It was done.

Although it is a practical line, it is a luxury watch that was sold at a higher price than Grand Seiko at the same time when quartz was very expensive.

This watch has a case with a nice combination of curves and planes that is typical of Seiko, and an Arabic numeral dial, which is one of the few types of design in Seiko. The

dial is a cream-colored dial with fine irregularities on the surface. It is sandblasted by spraying particles on the surface of the board, and it can be described as diamond dust because it shines brilliantly. The

hand is a thin baton hand, and the second hand is a two-tone color with 1/4 white and the rest black.

Because it is an early quartz watch, the part where the battery enters is thick, and the maximum is 13 mm, but it does not bother me when I wear it.

The mark above 6 o'clock is a mark that imitates the crystal used for quartz watches, and below that is a mark indicating that it was produced at the Suwa factory.

Overhauled. 6 months warranty.

Model Wrist Size: 16.5cm


-Specification

Brand: SEIKO
Model: 38 QT QUARTZ
Ref: 38-7030
Serial: 2xxxx
Year: 1973
Movement: Quartz
Case: 36mm
Material: SS
Lug Width: 18mm
Includes: Leather Strap (CASSIS GRENOBLE)

Completely serviced by our watchmaker
6-month Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority



In 1969, Seiko launched the world's first quartz watch, the Quartz Astron, and the mainstream of wristwatches began to shift from mechanical to quartz.

This watch was a practical line of quartz watches launched in 1971, and was called 38 Quartz to distinguish it from other quartz watches because it was equipped with a 38 series movement, and was listed as 38 QT in the catalog.

Even though it was a practical line, it was a luxury watch sold at a higher price than the Grand Seiko of the same period, at a time when quartz was very expensive.

The case of this watch is a combination of curved and flat surfaces, which is typical of Seiko, and the dial is Arabic numerals, which is a rare type of Seiko design.

The dial is a cream-colored dial with fine bumps on the surface. and can be described as diamond dust.

The hands are thin baton hands, and the second hand is two-toned, with one-quarter white and the rest black.

As an early quartz watch, the part where the battery is inserted is thick, up to 13mm, but it doesn't bother me when I wear it.

The mark at the top of 6 o'clock is a mark that resembles the crystal used in quartz watches, and below it is a mark indicating that the watch was produced at the Suwa factory.

[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.

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[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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