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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Type: Analog 4 Hands (Hour, Minute, Seconds, Date)
Model: Quartz Age of Discovery
Year of Production: May 1990
Movement: 6F25 Quartz
Hand and Dial: Analog Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 42mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Strap: Brand New Hi-Quality Bambi Genuine Leather Strap with Seiko Signed Gold Buckle
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.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a Seiko "Age of Discovery" 6F25-8009 which is one of the most sort after Seiko models; and its beautifully cleaned dial with printed indices and dauphine hands, and calendar gold bezel adds class. This is a highly sort-after COLLECTIBLE timepiece.
This timepiece was carefully stripped and its dial and movement were meticulously cleaned, and its battery replaced on 30 January 2024. It should be able to operate unhindered until the next battery change thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
The circular shaped gold case with Calendar Bezel and Victorian Dog Leg Lugs was also given a good rub while maintaining its sharp lines and sexy curves. Most imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape and gold plating. The crystal is original and was given a good rub as well albeit miniscule scratches are still present.
The crown is located at its traditional 3H position and is easily accessible. The timepiece comes with 4 hands for hour, minute, seconds and date. The bezel serves as a calendar. The date is adjusted via pulling out the crown to the first level and rotating the crown accordingly.
The case width and height are approximately 37mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively, and the lug to lug width is 18mm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
The watch comes with a brand new hi-quality Bambi Brand genuine black leather strap with original Seiko signed gold buckle.
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.
Even though the seals and gaskets are present, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided shows the watch case in near mint condition and well maintained. 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 May 1990!
This particular 4 hands Collectible is extremely scarce and not easily available on auction or on-line sites and its last evaluation more than 6 months ago was S$ 507.00.
This is a highly sort-after Collectible Seiko 4 Hand Age of Discovery Quartz 6F25-8009 in near mint condition; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector!