The Seikomatic 6206-8990

The Seikomatic Weekdater 6206-8990 was a popular model launched in 1964. It was the first to use the 6206 movement that derived from the Seikosha 400 and Seiko 6218.I especially like that model, it’s perfectly balanced, the case is a mixture of classical and modern designs, with edgy lugs. The dial is wide and literally […]

Longines and Enicar

I wish you a happy new year and all the best for 2024 ! I’m pleased to propose new swiss watches. I usually focus on Seiko but the european production of the 60’s and 70’s was indeed interesting too. I have recently listed two “Hi-beat” Longines watches, an automatic Ultra-Chron 36,000 bph and a hand-wound […]

Seiko Lord Marvel 36000 5740-8000 1967-1977

In 1967, Seiko introduced its first 36,000 bph movement, the 5740C. It was the second in the world to reach that beat, after a calibre made by Girard-Perregaux. To house that new movement, Seiko used the Lord Marvel range, which had been launched a couple of years before and modernised its design. The Lord Marvel […]

King Seiko 44-2000 1963-1964

In 1963, Seiko introduced the 2nd generation of King Seiko, based on the Daini 44 movement. Only a couple of models were available, the 44-2000 (gold plated) / 44-9990 (stainless steel) and the 4402-8000 (with the date). In this article, we will focus on the gold plated 1964 King Seiko 44-2000, reference KSK 010. Presentation […]

A festival of Weekdaters

The Seikomatic range is my preferred amid the Seiko production of the 60’s. These models are elegant, very reliable and still look quite modern. Introduced in the early 60’s, they had a quite long life and some models are a part of Seiko history. The Seikomatic Weekdater for example, displaying the date at 3 o’clock […]

Seiko KS 5625-7000 1968-1971

In the late 60’s, Seiko introduced its first automatic King range, based on the 56xx 28,800 bph movement. In 1969, in the JDM catalog n°1 from Seiko only 3 cases were available, the 7000, 7010 and 8000, with the movements 5621 (time only), 5625 (date only) or 5626 (day & date). In this article, we […]

Seiko 2140-3000 “Fashion watch” 1969-1971

In 1969, Seiko introduced a quite exotic range of mechanical watches : the “Fashion watch” series. Based on the hand wound 2140 movement, they displayed only two hands on a mixed minimalist-excentric dial, cased in big palladium plated cases. This range was only marketed in Japan and had probably only little success, considering the rarity […]

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 […]