Seiko 5606 Lordmatics

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Seiko 5606 Lordmatics

Post by koimaster » April 13th 2020, 11:19am

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The Seiko 5606 Lordmatics are the middle ground watches, of the sixties and seventies, neither kingly nor pedestrian they offer solid performance in a good range of design options. (The following is partly knicked from Thewatchsite). Overall, there were probably hundreds of LM variants manufactured, in approx. 100 different case variants, some of them very unique, some of them very 'classy', reminiscent of some of Seiko's most expensive offerings.

Basically, there are two different movements used in the LM:

The 56 LM, available as time-only (calibre 5601), with date display (calibre 5605) and day/date display (calibre 5606). These calibres are all accuracy grade C.

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At the end of production, Seiko also manufactured the 56 LM Deluxe (calibre 5626), featuring the movement of the 56KS, which is accuracy grade A. All 56 LM calibres apart from the 5601 however do have the plastic component prone to wear in the QS mechanism, which is often inoperable.
Then there were also the much lesser common LM Special models, powered either by the day/date, high-beat (28.8K) 5206 or its successor, the 5216 movement.

Here is (my text again) a nice example to kick off on these stomping grounds, a new old stock Daini Special with the caliber 5606 grade A! It just goes to show that there are always some unicorns around (more background following the pics).
Seiko Lordmatic 5606-5000.pdf
https://forums.watchuseek.com/f366/seik ... 11578.html
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