Been quiet lately due to RL commitments.. however as always, I have been on the hunt for Interesting watches with some form of history and this brings me to the Seiko Lord Marvel J14038 (steel case) and the J14039 (14k gold plated) @bigsom has been a source of inspiration on this and i would like to thank him for it. Owning Grand Seikos are a joy and it would seem natural to look into older vintage GS as a another form of collecting. However, vintage 44GS/57/62GS... Their prices have gone up quite Abit. While I think they are still fun to collect (at a reasonable price point) I decided to delve deeper which brings me to the 3180, the first Grand Seiko. Looking at market prices and apparently many redial models left me in want, so I decided to get a SBGW253 just to cover that. Lovely watch which hits home on many attractive points.... But it wasn't a real real vintage GS... So I decided to look into it Abit further and found the first carved dial Seiko. J14038/J14039 I swore to never wear gold but these burnished gold is so nice. They go under the radar and in some lighting looks almost rose gold. Hope everyone enjoys this as much as I did.