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07 March 2015

MGR Watch Seiko

Sri MGR Year 98, 7th March, Saturday


This is the continuation to the post of watches used by MGR, we have already posted couple of articles regarding the watch, this post is the most famous watch of MGR, Seiko 5 Speed-Timer.

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In almost all posters or wall drawings we can see MGR with this watch. Predominantly used from 1971 to 1984. Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR used this watch in one scene in Meenava Nanban movie.


MGR in two different costumes from the unfinished movie “Vellikizhamai” (1972)


Unfinished movie produced by Venus Pictures, MGR wearing Seiko 5 Speed-Timer watch.


MGR in a press meet year 1974, photo courtesy S.S.Ramakrishnan, Madurai


Chief Minister MGR 1977

MGR after taking up the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MGR wearing Seiko Speedtimer 7017 series watch. First photo to be taken after MGR becoming the Chief Minister, photo by R.N.Nagarajrao.


From the movie Meenava Nanban (1977)

Close up view of MGR’s Seiko 5 Speed-Timer series watch.


Photo courtesy Kumar Rajendran.

A little information about this watch, manufactured by Seiko, Japan, Seiko 5 Speed-Timer 7017-6020 Flyback chronograph, release date February 1971.First time date/day single window was included into the watch. The bracelet of MGR watch is custom designed.

Previous post about MGR used watch Swiss made “Vulcain” click the image below.


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