1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
Ref: 6923-7130

1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 36.5mm 6923-7130
Regular price
£195.00
Sale price
£195.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 6923-7130
Movement : Quartz Seiko Cal. 6923
Age : 1981/1990
Specific Age : Circa. June 1985
Case Size : 36.5mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 41mm
Lugs :
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
None
Case Material :
Black & Gold Coated
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no Seiko box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 18mm Seiko signed black coated base metal bracelet with a signed folding clasp, all links are provided. The watch is from Circa. June 1985 and is sold in worn, vintage condition but remains in all original and fair condition for its age, with signs of wear on the bracelet and case, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/131En9js1JKojzsbsuNmMG06Ssr9Rfx-L?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 30:58 - https://youtu.be/YMhgxLhvTfQ


The Watch

Here we have a stealthy 1985 Seiko Quartz Sports 100 Black & Gold 6923-7130 with a 36.5mm black coated base metal case and an 18mm black coated base metal tapered bracelet that flows over your wrist towards a lug-to-lug length of 41mm and a case thickness of just 9mm for a comfortable fit. The covered lugs create a seamless slim profile, on the right is a gold-toned crown protected by crown guards, and a black coated rotatable bezel has a gold-toned 60-minute insert with deeply engraved numerals and baton markers in black are a nice contrast to the gold tone. The flat hardlex crystal sits above a black and gold-toned dial, an outer 24-hour chapter ring surrounds applied gold-toned baton indexes filled with lume marking the hours, and at 3 o’clock a colour matched day/date framed window, sword hands filled with lume are complemented by a gold-toned arrow point second hand, at 12 o’clock we have a gold toned Seiko motif, a gold-toned “Quartz” printed underneath and at 6 o’clock and applied gold-toned “SQ” and “Sports 100” printed underneath completes this striking sports watch. On the reverse a screw-down stainless steel case back with the details of the watch around its edge and an embossed Seiko Tsunami in the centre, inside a Quartz Seiko Cal. 6923, 2 jewels movement. The watch comes paired with its original 18mm Seiko-signed black coated base metal bracelet with a signed folding clasp, all links are provided.


Personal Note

I am often asked about "Birth-Year Watches" and it is a great idea in principle but a difficult task that often ends up with someone buying a watch just because of the year separate from the actual watch itself. An easy exception to this for the ease of finding the year and even the month is Seiko with their dating system using the reference and serial number, they make it so easy that it is always worth keeping an eye out for birth year Seiko! Regardless of whether or not this is a birth year for you, it is such a cool watch and well worth picking up as it is super affordable and a ton of fun!


The Brand

Seikos' history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established to make wall clocks. 1895 saw the production of their first pocket watch. 1913 saw the launch of their first wristwatch, the Laurel. In 1924 the first Seiko was manufactured. Daini Seikosha (now Seiko Instruments Inc.) was established in 1937. Seiko was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949. The Suwa factory became independent and formed Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd. (now Seiko Epson Corporation in 1959). In 1956 Seiko launched Marvel as their first true in-house-made watch; they continued to make this watch until 1959. Japan’s first chronograph watch was introduced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; it was called the Seiko Crown Chronograph monopusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 6217 which later was given the nickname “62MAS” by collectors. The company name was changed to the Seiko Corporation in 1990. Innovation at Seiko continues today with GPS Solar watches.