The other day I was searching for something to write about and randomly stumbled across this blog post about a Grand Seiko 6146-8000, which features two cool vintage ads, one from 1970, and the other from 1969. In addition to finding the ads, the author also interestingly pointed out that “cross-hair” dial versions of the Grand Seiko (which have 6146-8030TAD on the dial), tend to have a 93XXXX serial number, which means they are from 1969.

He also stated that a cross-hair dial 61GS is rarer than the standard dial, as evidenced by the lack of availability. Which has been true the many times I have searched the web for this model as well.

And while I do not think that the unique dial instantly makes the watch go up 500%+ over the regular version – which can easily happen with a rare Rolex dial – the dials are far more scarce and should make the value of the watch significantly higher than a comparable model with the more common dial.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.