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Of the introductory four, the 6185 8020 stuck out like a sore thumb, but was the shape of things to come. Soon VFA would mean rockin’ little steel office watches with formula one engines… Very Fine Adjusted
No sign of King Seiko in this catalogue?
I thought it was crystal clear after reading the full paragraph and I’d always thought “very fine” is a weird way to describe adjustment. Very accurate, very reliable, very precise sure - but very fine?
After reading the article I would say VFA means “Very Fine watches specially Adjusted” But I guess VFWSA didn’t fit on the dial
I've re-read the Grand Seiko V.F.A. section in your Substack several times and I think I disagree with you change of mind on the meaning of VFA. If on pages 3 and 4 the catalog's translated text reads "Very Fine-Adjusted" then in my opinion your initial understanding of the meaning was correct because of the hyphen in "Fine-Adjusted". The hyphen connecting the two words is implying a higher/finer level of mechanical adjustment.
I remember the quite heated battle for this catalog. Congratulations on its acquisition. I am also looking to complete the full catalog collection and am happy that you have almost done so. I really appreciate your time and effort in putting this article together and look forward to your next installment.