Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Seiko box and paperwork. The watch comes on a fitted rubber strap which looks fantastic, in the box is the original black nylon strap. The watch is from January 2020 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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 monopusher. Not stopping there Seiko launched Japan's first true divers watch the Seiko Diver’s 150M fitted with the automatic Caliber 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 and others.
Our Seiko 5 SRPD79K1 is in the Sports category, it has a 42.5mm stainless steel case and has a proprietary Seiko black hard coating, for a stealth look. The case design is very similar to the Seiko SKX models. Satin-brushed surfaces continue the stealth theme. At 4 o’clock a crown is protected by shoulders. A lug to lug length of 46mm and a thickness of 13mm gives the watch a great wrist presence. Water-resistant to 10 Bar. The 60-minute unidirectional stainless steel bezel has a black insert with grey numerals, the edge is deeply knurled for better grip and a satisfying click. A flat hardlex crystal sits above the matte black dial. An outer chapter ring with grey applied disc indexes filled with LumiBrite. At 3 o’clock a day/date window. Grey broad arrow and syringe hands are coated in LumiBrite. On the reverse, a hardlex exhibition screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Seiko Cal. 4R36, 24 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Features both hand-winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes on a fitted rubber strap which looks fantastic, in the box is the original black nylon strap. The watch also comes with its Seiko presentation box and paperwork.
This is a watch I personally owned some time ago and really enjoyed, I purchased that aftermarket rubber strap as I felt it was the perfect combination! The watch went to a new home for some time and has found its way back to me as he purchased a different watch, love it when this happens as I get to enjoy a watch again for a short time before bringing it to the website! Now it's time for it to be enjoyed by someone else.