Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and comes with no original Seiko box or original Seiko paperwork. The watch is in worn condition and the gold plating on the bezel is showing some signs of wear on the edges. All functions on the watch work well, the pushers are slightly stiff but nothing of too much concern. The battery has been replaced recently and the watch will come with a 6-month warranty.
The Seiko 7A38 movement is a special one for a few reasons, the 7A28 was the worlds first quartz chronograph released and the 7A38 followed shortly after, the difference was it added a day/date function which is very useful. This model was made in 1983 and lends a few design cues from some iconic Gentra designs, I think it is designed well and looks great on the wrist, the bracelet also is very comfortable and the history of the movement is also brilliant!
The contrast of the white dial with the stainless steel and gold plating is great, they resisted the urge of large gold plated centre links and instead opted for a small trip of gold plating, this allows the watch to look great on the wrist and not too flash! Sometimes two-tone pieces can stand out a little too much, this doesn't, it just gives the watch a nice contrast of colour.