1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
Ref: 5717-8990

1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
1964 Seiko Chronograph Monopusher Olympics on Bracelet
Regular price
£1,695.00
Sale price
£1,595.00
Unit price
per 

The Watch

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).

This Seiko Mono-pusher Chronograph Ref. 5717-8990, was first produced in 1964 for the 18th Tokyo Olympics. Suwa Seikosha developed their first chronograph wristwatch as a status symbol as well as a timing device. They are affectionately known as the “Seiko Chronostop” as it looks very similar to the Omega Chronostop. Seiko was the official timekeeper of those games. Its 38mm round stainless steel case has brushed and polished surfaces. On the right side a single pusher at 2 o’clock and a large crown, making adjustments a breeze. The stainless steel bi-directional bezel has a 60-minute scale etched into it. A domed crystal sits above a sunburst silver dial. An outer minute track is clearly printed. Applied baton indexes have chamfered edges that catch the light as you turn your wrist at 3 o’clock a date window. Thin steel hands hit their mark perfectly. Delicate tapered steel hands hit their mark perfectly. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the Seiko Seahorse engraved in the center. Underneath the serial number, that includes the month and year of production. Inside a Manually Wound Seiko Cal. 5717, 21 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour with horizontal coupling and a column wheel to control the single pusher that does all three functions start, stop and reset to zero. Fitted on a period-correct 18mm stainless steel polished and brushed bracelet with folding clasp.

Points of Mention


This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Seiko box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a period-correct unsigned bracelet. The watch is from December 1964 and is in worn, vintage condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

Personal Note


One I am now lucky to offer again! When I initially sold this I knew it would be one I'd take back in a heartbeat if the opportunity came up, still the nicest example I've seen for sale or even handled! If you have been looking for a great example of this reference, don't sleep on this one, pull the trigger before it's too late!

Specification


Reference : 5717-8990
Movement : Manually Wound Seiko Cal. 5717
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. December 1964
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 45mm
Lugs :
 18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty