Seiko 5 Sports 4R36-08Y0 SRPE83K1 Red Special (Sold)

€750.00

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About Details and then some
Manufacture Seiko 5 Sports
Model reference SRPE83K1 4R36-08Y0
Movement Automatic 21600 bph
Caliber 4R36 08Y0
Dial Red Special Lacquered linen and black
Case 42x46x13mm Steel
Lugs 20mm
Bracelet Nato 22cm
Crystal serial # Unknown Hardlex
Timegrapher Accuracy: factory specs
Jewels 24
Serial # 247X/9000 Production: 2020-05
Condition New Full set
Service Not required New
Box & Papers Box Papers


Limited?

9000 only, not limited enough for you? Let's calculate: 9000/7.000.500.000= 0.0000012 watch per person... Try to divide amongst yourselves gentlemen..

Red Special

For more than 40 years, Brian has worn a Seiko diver's watch whose enduringly popular design is the inspiration for the latest Seiko 5 Sports collection. Brian bought his Seiko watch while first on tour in Japan in the 1970's since when his guitar and his watch have travelled the globe together, making great music and keeping great time.

The guitar was made by hand, with only hand tools. The neck was carved from the wood of an old fireplace, 100 years old at the time. The body was made from blockboard with an ancient oak insert, and covered with a mahogany veneer that Brian stained and polished himself. The innovative tremolo system designed by Brian featured a hand-carved mild steel rocker plate pivoting on a knife edge, with the pull of the strings balanced by motorcycle valve springs. To complete the job, the tremolo arm was improvised from part of a bicycle saddlebag holder, capped with a piece of a sturdy knitting needle. The Red Special is a labor of love that has uniquely served Brian on stage and in the studio for over half a century.

The dial has the same red and black color scheme as the "Red Special" and features a delicate wood-like pattern like the body of the guitar.

The watch is offered as a limited edition with Brian's signature on the case back and comes with "LIMITED EDITION" and the serial number 0001/9000-9000/9000.

Special box like guitar case

The presentation box also contains a commemorative coin that is based on the sixpenny piece that he has used throughout his career as a plectrum.