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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Type: Analog Quartz
Model: Quartz Type II
Year of Production: January 1979
Movement: 7123 Quartz
Hand and Dial: 3D Baton Indices with Dauphine Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 40mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Strap: Hi-Quality Vintage Super Engineer SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
Introduced in December 1969, the Seiko Quartz Astron is often credited as the world's first commercially available quartz wristwatch. Quartz watches use a quartz crystal oscillator to keep time that is much more accurate than traditional mechanical movements used in wristwatches at the time.
The quartz movement in the Astron was incredibly precise, with an accuracy of within 5 seconds per month, far superior to mechanical watches of the era.
The introduction of the Seiko Quartz Astron had a profound impact on the watch industry. It marked the beginning of the Quartz Revolution that led to the decline of traditional mechanical watches in the market and the rise of more accurate and later, more affordable quartz timepieces.
Seiko's Quartz Astron was showcased at the Baselworld watch fair in Switzerland in 1970, where it received international attention and acclaim because this watch change horology history forever.
Here we have a very well preserved JDM Seiko Type II 7123-8110 DAINI Quartz Dress Watch ala Lord Matic cum King Seiko case design; hence the best of what DAINI has to offer.
Seiko introduced the Type II quartz series circa 1976 as a supposed entry level quartz movement but its quality had surpassed its price range, thus the market responded and made the Type II series the Seiko watch to own reminiscent of the Casio G-Shock craze of the 90s. Better Type II were thence produced thus improving overall quality and prestige to this range.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a Seiko Type II 7123-8110 which is one of the most sort after Seiko models; and its silver dial, 3D silver baton indices and dauphine hands adds class. This particular model is a super rare and highly sort-after Collectible timepiece.
This timepiece was given a good servicing, and its dial was meticulously cleaned, its electronic movement cleaned and touched up, demagnetised, and its battery replaced on 25 October 2023. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next couple of years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
Its stylish ala Lord Matic style silver case was also given a good clean-up while maintaining its sharp lines and sexy curves. Many imperfections were removed albeit a few scratches synonymous with age remains. The crystal was replaced with an aftermarket crystal. The original crystal will be provided with the watch upon purchase.
The crown is located at its traditional 3H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage and snags yet easily accessible. The day/date and time quick adjustment is via pulling out the crown to the first level and second level to adjust respectively.
Because it is a JDM model, the day is in English and Kanji. Cool!
The case width and height are approximately 35mm (without crown) and 40mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 18cm; hence, the watch size is suitable for men and modern women.
The SS bracelet is a vintage Super Engineer model. It too was given a good clean-up via ultrasonic immersion followed by a good buff and is now in stunning condition albeit minor scratches synonymous with age.
To the best of our knowledge and expertise when overhauling the timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts or modified thereby it is considered in near MINT condition.
This timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in excellent condition and well maintained. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. A nice purposeful carrying case or box will be provided instead.
Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and well taken care of for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.
Yes, there are many other same models in the market, BUT almost all are not in the same quality condition and as well maintained as what you see here. Hence, it is a no-brainer that this one-of-a-kind timepiece will make an extremely beautiful birthday present for that special someone born in January 1979!
This is a very lovely Seiko Dress Watch in stunning condition; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source or purchase it for that someone special.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector!