Seiko Cronos Special Finish VWS-1790


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Here is a fabulous and very rare, all original Seiko Cronos Special Finish from 1962. The silver sunburst dial has a script Seiko Cronos logo with “special finish” below and is in overall very fine condition apart from some discoloration along the right edge, which looks more pronounced in the photos than to the naked eye. The faceted dauphine hands are in very fine condition.

The stainless steel case earned the “Special Finish” designation from the extraordinary effort put into the case. The bezel has a wave shaped surface and is in fine condition with a few noticeable marks at around 10 o’clock. The stainless steel case with the original crown has elegant, long multi-facete lugs and is polished on the face and brushed on the side. It is in very fine condition, with some wear, most prominent on the left case side. The stainless steel case back is in fine condition with a well preserved Seiko Cronos special finish engraving and some overall wear. Note that even the underside of lugs have been particularly finished, with mirror polishing and a wavey surface. The case appears to never have been polished.

The watch comes on an after market leather strap and buckle of good quality.

Inside the watch, Seiko’s high grade 54-00-2 movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +-12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in July 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.

Seiko went all out with the finishing on this very rare watch and finding on in this condition is not easy. This is a gem of a watch that will add to any collection while also being a wonderful watch to wear as part of a regular rotation schedule.

Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.

NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

Basic info

Brand    Seiko
Model    Cronos Special Finish
Reference number J14107E
Code    VWS-1790
Movement    Manual winding
Case material    Steel
Bracelet material    Leather
Year    1962
Condition    Very Good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
Location Switzerland, Lonay


Movement    Manual winding
Movement/Caliber   Seiko 54-00-2
Power reserve    40 h
Number of jewels    25
Frequency 18000 A/h


Case material    Steel
Case diameter    35 x 42 mm
Water resistance    Not water resistant
Bezel material   Steel
Crystal    Plexiglass
Dial    Silver
Dial numerals    No numerals


Bracelet material    Leather
Bracelet color    Black
Lug width    17 mm 
Clasp    Buckle
Clasp material    Steel


Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set