1971 JDM Seiko 4006-7010 Bell-Matic 27j

1971 JDM Seiko 4006-7010 Bell-Matic 27j


The first Bell-Matics were released to the public in 1966, and were at that time the very first automatic wrist alarm watches with a central rotor. Seiko continued production of the line for another 12 years with a wide array of styles ranging from colorful casuals, to refined classics. This 7010 from January of ‘71 has a polished and sophisticated layout, and it features the 27 jewel variant of Seiko’s 4006 calibre. Import tariffs on luxury watches (those over 21 jewels) made them too expensive to offer outside of Japan, so acquiring one can be a bit of a challenge in itself. Getting your hands on one in this condition, however, is an even rarer treat. The case has crisp lines, lengthy tapered lugs, and a low profile bezel. The minty dial is a rich silvery white sunburst with a lacquered finish that's complemented by polished sword style hands and polished markers with black inlay. Framing the dial is a dropped minute chapter and a thin satin alarm cursor ring with a subtle indicator. The bell has a bright, crisp ring that is sure to get your attention. It’s unpolished, and completely original aside from a replacement crystal, and post service it’s keeping near perfect time. The alarm functions are smooth and precisely aligned. To complement the black highlights on the dial, we’ve paired it with a distressed black leather with light reverse stitching for a clean and classic finish that’s sure to turn a few heads. 

Clockwork Synergy Black Distressed Leather with Reverse Stitch (clockworksynergy.com)

Serviced 7/20/18

Diameter- 38mm

Lugs- 19mm

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