The original Seiko Snowflake?

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The original Seiko Snowflake?

Post by koimaster » July 3rd 2021, 8:35am

The original Seiko Snowflake? A Seiko 38-7030 QT Quartz from June 1973

snowflake*/ˈsnəʊfleɪk/ Noun

a flake of snow, especially a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying sixfold symmetry
an overly sensitive or easily offended person, or one who believes they are entitled to special treatment on account of their supposedly unique characteristics
a white-flowered Eurasian plant related to and resembling the snowdrop, typically blooming in the summer or autumn
a term used to describe the uniquely textured surface of a watch dial evoking freshly fallen snow, typically fitted to Grand Seiko or Seiko watches.

In 2004, following the release of the first Spring Drive-powered Grand Seiko, the SBGA001, the design team that worked on the development of that watch were tasked with the challenge of creating a dial that reflected the beauty of the Nagano mountains that surrounded the Shinshu Watch Studio in Shiojiri where Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive and 9F-powered quartz watches are made. The craftsmen and women there decided to create a dial with an uneven surface that evoked the pure white, freshly fallen snow covering the slopes of the mountains that dominated their view from the windows of their studio.

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