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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
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 NEW OLD STOCK (NOS) SEIKO LUCENT 5E21-6E00 and is very uncommon hence scarce.
Even though this timepiece is an NOS, it was nonetheless given a good servicing, and its dial was meticulously cleaned, and its battery replaced on 2 September 2023. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next couple of years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
This super slim silver case was also given a good rub while maintaining its sharp lines and sexy curves. Most age causing imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape. The crystal is original and was given a good rub as well.
The crown is located at its traditional 3H position and is easily accessible.
The case width and height are approximately 30.5mm (without crown) and 35.5mm respectively, and the lug to lug is 16mm. Hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
The leather strap is a genuine Seiko strap that accompanied the watch and is in very good condition.
The watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts.
Even though the seals and gaskets are present, 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. The warranty manual booklet accompanies the watch. The only drawback is the lack of 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 someone special born in March 1985!
This particular timepiece is rather uncommon and is valued between S$ 77.00 to 98.00 on various auction / online sites from un-serviced to "as is" condition models. New Old Stock (NOS) / Fully Restored models are valued at S$ 122.00 and above. Do note that the mentioned prices may / do not include currency conversions, commissions, taxes and freight costs etc.
This NOS that was fully serviced with battery change and buffed timepiece is being sold at S$ 96.00 which is extremely reasonable.
This is an uncommon NOS Seiko Lucent with a beautiful three tone dial in stunning 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!