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The automatic movement within the 5606 Lord Matic - like the serviced 1972 Seiko Lord Matic 5606-6029 dress automatic here, on its atypical original bracelet - was considered by Seiko to be such an excellent movement it would be subsequently re-worked and placed within Seiko's legendary (and quite accurate) Grand Seiko’s.


Seiko's Lord Matic finds its genesis in the Lord Marvel (first made in 1956), with the LM series eventually positioned beneath the King Seiko, but with a very sophisticated new automatic movement and high-quality case design and finishing.


By 1968, the LM line had greatly increased in popularity and its movement, the 5606, became one of the most ubiquitous Seiko mechanical movements of the time - the 5606 also formed the basis of higher beat variants fitted to many of the automatic King Seiko and Grand Seiko models of the early to mid 1970’s.


The Seiko Lord Matic was produced at the middle of Japanese company’s lineup, price wise, between 1968 and produced through the 1970’s. Of unique note, not only does the Lord Matic 5606 have a hacking feature, but it can also be wound via both its automatic movement and by hand.


This Seiko 5606 comes on its original Seiko-signed stainless-steel bracelet, and with nylon strap, springbar tool, and rugged travel case.

1972 Seiko 5606-6029 Lord Matic Dress Automatic, w/Original Bracelet

  • DIAL: Gorgeous Seiko LM-signed light blue grey starburst dial.  Day/date at the 3 o’clock position works as designed, as does - importantly - the quickset; Spanish and English day variants.  Matching hour, minute, and second "stick" hands.  Lume lights up, following exposure to strong light.


    CASE: Stainless-steel case measures 35mm (36mm w/crown) x 43mm; caselines are sharp, with no evidence of machine polish.


    CRYSTAL: Original domed crystal, no scratches or edge chips.


    BAND: This LM comes on its original and very 1970's Seiko-signed stainlesss-steel bracelet, which will fit up to an approx. 7.25 inch wrist.  This LM also comes with a dark blue, white, and green nylon strap.


    MOVEMENT: Seiko 23-jewel automatic movement, manufactured in December 1972.  We have performed a full service on this Seiko LM. 


    CROWN: Unsigned stainless-steel crown.


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