Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz

Seiko Quartz

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An Innovative Masterpiece

In 1970, Seiko unveiled the quartz watch movement, forever changing the landscape of watchmaking. While many Swiss companies struggled to compete with the Japanese powerhouse over the next few decades, Seiko benefitted from unbridled success - making some of the finest timepieces of the era, and establishing that battery-powered watches were here to stay. This example was produced in 1978 - at the pinnacle of Seiko’s success - and the level of quality and detail put into the watch truly reflect the brand’s winning streak.  Notice the characteristically mid-century “folded link” bracelet - where the inner structure of the folded steel is exposed at the ends (a very desirable characteristic in Rolex bracelets from the same era). Notice the beautifully brushed sunburst dial pattern, and the carefully applied lume at the tips of the indices - similarly to a Datejust. Notice the uniquely-Seiko flush crown design that creates an overall slimmer and more elegant case profile. Notice even the level of finishing on the quartz movement - Seiko actually integrated their logo into the copper track. All of these elements added together create a timeless vintage watch, reflective of Seiko’s perpetual excellence in innovation, and well suited for nearly any occasion.  

The Specifics:
Decade: 1970s (July 1978)
Case size: 36mm
Lug size: 18mm
Movement: Seiko Quartz
Country of manufacture: Japan

What To Know
All of our watches keep good vintage time (within a few minutes per day) and have to meet a high standard of condition, both mechanically and aesthetically, to be included in our inventory. These watches are several decades old, and wear the battle scars of their many years of service with pride, giving each one its own unique character. Each watch is one of a kind, and once this one is sold there will never be another one exactly like it.

Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz
Seiko Quartz