During the 1970s Seiko introduced the Cal. 2220 line of high beat movements alongside the Lord Matic Special, Seiko 6139/9 chronographs of a similar price point. The use of distinctive dials and high beat movements meant this line stood out from its brethren. A 33mm stainless steel case has a very slim profile of 7mm. A slim polished bezel encircles an acrylic crystal that protects the “Linen” dial with its crosshatch pattern that catches the light in a subtle way. Roman numerals mark the hours. Elegant pencil-thin hands create a sophisticated uncluttered dial. The Daini lightning bolt and the Seiko are the only wording on the dial. Inside the screw-down case back sits a Manually wound Seiko Hi-Beat Cal. 2220 24 Jewels beating at 28,800 beats per hour. Fitted on an 18mm brown leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no Seiko box or Seiko paperwork. The watch comes paired on an aftermarket high-quality leather strap from WatchGecko. The watch is from 1973 and is in worn condition, but overall looks fantastic. The watch is in all original condition. No known service history with the watch but it is running great and showing a good reading on the timegrapher, it will come with our 6-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.
The moment I saw this watch I knew it needed some distressed grey leather strap, the moment I did that the enquiries started coming in for the watch, it is amazing how much a strap can really make a watch, this is the perfect example here. Coming in at only 7mm thin and being manually wound, this Seiko is stunning and makes for a great dress watch or a smaller casual watch for the person who doesn't mind a smaller watch.
Reference : 2220-0180
Movement : Manually Wound Seiko Hi-Beat Cal. 2220
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1973
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 7mm
Lug to Lug : 36mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : Unknown Service History - 6-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty