AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)
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AUCTION: Collectible! Birthday Watch July 1989! Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy 3E35-022B JDM Quartz Watch (OH)

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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.

Make: Seiko
Type: Analog Quartz
Model: 3E35-022B
Year of Production: July 1989
Movement: 3E35
Hand and Dial: Button Indices with Sports Hands
Width: 32mm
Lug to Lug Height: 36mm
Thickness: 10.5mm
Lug Width: 15mm
Bracelet / Strap: Original Seiko Signed Silicon Strap
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, which is much more accurate than the 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 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 the super rare and highly sort after Seiko Scuba Diver Buddy Quartz 3E35-022B. It comes with hacking features and is a JDM.

This timepiece was given a good servicing, and its dial, indices, hands, date window were 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.

The lumens found on the button indices and sports hands are operable! Cool!

Its well preserved silver case was also given a good clean-up while maintaining its sharp lines, sexy curves and unpolished finish. Many imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape. The crystal is original and was given a good rub as well and is also in good condition albeit a few hairline scratches that comes with age are present.

The crown is located at its traditional 3H position in between crown guards but is easily accessible. The unidirectional bezel rotates smoothly.

The case width and height are approximately 32mm (without crown) and 36mm respectively. The lug width is 15mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 20cm; hence, the watch size is suitable for men, young men and women.

The grey silicon strap is the original strap that accompanied the timepiece. It was given a good clean-up and is very flexible but still shows its age with minor scratches common with age.

To the best of our knowledge while overhauling this timepiece, everything including the silicon strap are 100% original Seiko. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts, thereby it is considered in outstanding 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 July 1989!

This is a very unique and rare Seiko Scuba Diver Quartz timepiece 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!


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