Seikos history began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori established the K. Hattori retail and repair store. In 1892 Seikosha was established making 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.
Our 2014 Seiko Orange Monster 2nd Gen SRP309 heritage can be traced back to the earliest Seiko divers such as the coveted 62MAS. First launched in 1996 it attained ISO 6425 Certification for diving with a 200m water resistance. This second-generation was launched in 2012. The curvaceous 42.5mm stainless steel case has a lug to lug length of 47.5mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. The flowing sides are brushed with the lug tops expertly brushed. The bezel is unidirectional with a satisfying click. The bezel has a triangle with lume pip sitting at 12 o’clock, baton, and deeply engraved numerals indicating the minutes, nicely painted in black in contrast to the steel bezel. The large knurled surfaced screw-down unsigned crown at 4 o’clock is protected by guards. Seiko’s flat Hardlex crystal protects a striking orange dial, shark tooth-shaped indexes indicate the hours painted in LumiBrite luminescence for a bright luminance. The hands are both sword and arrow again coated in the same LumiBrite. Its second hand has a lumed arrow point counterbalance. A day-date sits at 3 o’clock black with white numerals making reading the date a breeze. On the back, we have the screw-down case back with the Seiko Tsunami wave embossed on it. Inside is the Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36 with hand winding and hacking functionality. 24 jewels and 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its Seiko 20mm Stainless steel bracelet with its signed folding clasp and comes with Seiko presentation box and unsigned papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with an original Seiko presentation box and unsigned paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Seiko 20mm Stainless steel bracelet with a signed folding clasp. The watch is from September 2014 and is sold in worn but fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.