Seiko KS 5626-7040 Chronometer 1970-1971

In the late 60’s, early 70’s, some King Seiko had the “Chronometer Officially Certified” or “Superior Chronometer Officially Certified” mention on their dials. The 5625, 5626, 5245 and 5246 movements were concerned. After a quite short period, the swiss watchmaking industry took measures to prevent non-swiss movements to be “Chronometer” certified, only the COSC could […]

A pair of vintage Seiko Diver’s quartz

First of all, let me wish you happy new year 2023 !In this short,news, I’d like to make the focus on two early quartz diver watches produced by Seiko.The first one, a 7548-7000 from 1980, is the quartz equivalent of the famous 6309 automatic “Turtle”. The second one, from 1991 is a enhanced version of […]

Seiko 5 Sportsmatic Deluxe 7619-7010 1965-1966

The Sportsmatic range has been introduced by Seiko in the early 60’s. It was the lower automatic range from the japanese manufacturer at that time.In 1963, Seiko introduced the Seiko 5 Sportsmatic range, an affordable yet qualitative automatic watch, with day and date display. The Deluxe version was an enhanced version of this model, with […]

Seiko Seikomatic Weekdater 6206-8990 1964

The Seikomatic range has been introduced by Seiko in the early 60’s. It was the highest automatic range from the japanese manufacturer at that time.In 1963, the first day & date Seikomatic Weekdater appeared based on the freshly developed Seikosha 400 33 jewels calibre. That was by the way, the first day & date Seiko.One […]

A trip to Switzerland

When it comes to watchmaking, we immediately think about Switzerland. Everyone knows at least one swiss brand, even when absolutely not interested in watches. Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe are among the most notorious and the most expensive but Omega, Zenith or Longines too are known by almost everyone. More and more, I try to […]

Enicar Sherpa Rotor-matic 1958

The Enicar Sherpa range was introduced in the mid fifties as a sports / waterproof watch. At that time, practicing outdoor activities began to become popular, following a trend lead by renown explorers and adventurers like Edmund Hillary, Maurice Herzog, Walter Bonatti, Thor Heyerdahl, Richard Byrd, etc. and one had to be able to know […]

Black beauties

Watches with black dials are common today but it hasn’t always been the case. Until the late 60’s and despite the fact that almost all models were available in black, only a little fraction of them were produced. If we focus on Seiko, all models from that era (except maybe the Lord Marvel, the King […]

Seiko 5 Sports for sale

The 5 Sports range has been introduced in 1968, firstly with the 5126 and 6119 movements. In 1969/70, the 6106 and the freshly developed 7019 movements replaced the two previous calibres. 69 also was the year Seiko introduced their first automatic chronograph movement, the 6139. On the Japanese domestic market, it was integrated in the […]

Some new Seikomatics

The Seikomatic range is one of my favorite. They combine the classic Seiko design of the mid sixties with the reliability of their movements. Until the introduction of the automatic Grand Seiko 62GS in 1967 (which movement was an improvement of the 6206/6218 of the Seikomatic) and then the King 56KS and Grand 56KS in […]

A trio of Sportsmatic 5 Deluxe

Today, a focus on three very nice Sportsmatic 5 Deluxe, one from 1965, the other ones from 1966. These Deluxe are quite underrated according to me. They are assimilated to the Seiko 5 range and hence considered as cheap. But in the contrary, they are very well built with a stainless steel case, nice hour […]