Seiko with the success of the Grand Seiko quartz line in 1974 decided to create another luxury line called “Crêt D’or.” The term in English translates to Gold Crest, which was used to describe the top of the mountain. Later they renamed it to Credor. In 1980 they produced the world's thinnest movement at that time at just under 1mm thick. Since then Credor has been free to pursue exotic watchmaking, the like of which we associate companies like Vacheron Constantin to A. Lange & Sohne. This Credor Seiko “Ellipse” has a 30mm stainless steel case with chamfered edges expertly brushed. Cabochon stone crown. A flat crystal protects a stunning sunburst blue dial with fine applied indexes beautifully polished. Elegant thin baton hands are again finely polished. Under the case back a Seiko Quartz Cal. 5930 a high-quality movement. Fitted on an Integrated Seiko bracelet.
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 its original Stainless Steel bracelet with Seiko signed on the underside of the clasp. The watch is from 1989 and is in worn condition, but overall looks great, the sticker still remains intact on the case back of the watch. The watch is in all original condition. A new battery has been fitted and the movement checked, the watch will come with our 12-Month NON-Waterproof warranty.
Seiko "Ellipse", easily! What a great looking watch, the moment I saw it I knew I needed to have it in stock, so perfectly designed and very clearly borrowed a lot of its design from the Patek, but done in a great way. Coming in at only 5mm thin it is insane, sits so perfectly on the wrist too. I suspect this will go to a serious Seiko collector or someone who just appreciates great design.
Reference : 5930-5000
Movement : Seiko Quartz Cal. 5930
Age : 1981/1990
Specific Age : Circa. 1989
Case Size : 30mm
Case Thickness : 5mm
Lug to Lug : 32mm
Lugs : Integrated
Bracelet Length : Tip to tip, just shy of 20cm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : New Battery - 12-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty