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Up on the block today:
Vintage Seiko A914 Digital:
While this isn't a Patek, it's an unutterably cool vintage (circa 1984) Seiko digital. Back in the old days, if you wanted to be cool, you listened to disco, you drove a T-top Camaro, and you wore (particularly if you were Mort) a leisure suit and one of these bad-bois. Measuring 34.3mm across, 37.5mm lug to lug, lug width of 20mm, and an absurdly thin 8.5mm tall. This little beauty has a stopwatch, alarm, and 24 hour settings. The bracelet, at the last hole in the clasp, is probably fine for a seven inch wrist. All functions seem to work perfectly.
The condition I would rate as very fine, with the original sticker on the back and still legible, with only very slight scratches on the clasp. There is some pitting on the case, particularly on the lower right side. This watch comes with original papers and instructions, plus original clamshell box--which opens and closes without breaking, which might make it a piece unique. Because of the slight pitting and scratches, I wouldn't go as far as calling it NOS, but it's probably as close as one will get on a watch that's over thirty years old.
This auction begins now, and will run until 8:00PM Pacific time TONIGHT.
This is a very interesting, historically important, and extremely fine example of the early digital age; if you're a Seiko collector, or just looking for a cool throwback watch, this one is for you!