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 mono-pusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Calibre 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.
The Seiko Monster was first introduced in 2000, borrowing aspects from the Seiko 5 line and the Tuna line. Our 2000 Seiko Monster 1st Gen SKX779 7S26-0350 has a 42.5mm polished stainless steel case. A lug to lug length of 47.5mm and a thickness of 12.5mm gives the watch an excellent wrist presence. Tuna-like shielding surrounds the watch protecting the screw-down crown at 4 o’clock and giving it its aggressive form factor. A wide rotating concave bezel is deeply knurled for extra grip and has deep engraved 60-minute dive numerals painted black for easy reading. The flat hardlex crystal sits above a black dial. An outer minute track has applied baton indexes coated in pillow luminescence marking the hours. At 12 o’clock you have a shark tooth shape. The day/date window is clear to see the white print on a black background. The 60-minute numerals are printed in white. The luminescent coated hands when at 12 forms a rocket ship. Text is precisely printed. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with an embossed Seiko Tsunami in the center. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 7S26, 21 jewels, 21,600 Beats per hour. This workhorse of a movement was first introduced in 1996. The watch comes on its original Seiko 20mmStainless steel bracelet with its signed folding clasp and extra links. and comes with an original Seiko presentation box.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with an original Seiko box, no paperwork is present. The watch comes paired on its original full-size Seiko signed bracelet with its signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. July 2000 and is sold in worn condition, however, it is in good condition for its age as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.