Seiko's 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).
The Seiko Monster was first introduced in 2000, borrowing aspects from the Seiko 5 line and the Tuna line. Our 2002 Seiko Orange Monster SKX781 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. 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 vibrant orange 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 black print on white. The 60-minute numerals are printed in black. 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 centre. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 7S26, 21 jewels, 21,600 Bbats per hour. This workhorse of a movement was first introduced in 1996. The watch comes on its original Seiko Stainless steel bracelet with its signed folding clasp 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. April 2002 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 NON-Waterproof Warranty.
The Seiko Monster is exactly as the name suggests, it's a Monster! You either love it or you hate it, or if you're me you hated it the first time you saw it and now you love it... It's a watch that's grown on me, with the different models and colours available you'll likely find something you like too. But this is the original, the Orange Monster, the OG! It doesn't get any better than this...