The real history of the Seiko Laurel

Seiko Laurel

The Laurel is one of the most significant and emblematic timepieces in the history of Seiko and Japanese watchmaking, to the extent that it has been awarded the certification of “Heritage of Mechanical Engineering” from the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. Was the Laurel truly the first wristwatch produced by Seiko?In this article, I will try to clarify the history of the Laurel, its introduction dates, and what actually was …

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Seiko Cronos Water Proof

Seiko Cronos Waterproof

In 1959, Seiko introduced its first “WaterProof” wristwatch to the Japanese market, featuring a water resistance of 50 meters. The Cronos WaterProof, with case code J13028, is featured alongside the Laurel Alpinist in the December 1959 issue of Seiko News. The Cronos WaterProof represents Seiko’s response to a growing market demand for water-resistant watches suitable for sports and outdoor activities. It was presented as a luxury waterproof watch, safe for …

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Seiko Slim Turtle 6309

Slim Turtle 6309

In 1982, Seiko introduced the 150m Slim Turtle divers with the automatic caliber 6309 to the export market, the same movement used for the export versions of the Seiko Turtle. In this guide, we will explore the history and features of all the known models in this series. Index Introduction to the 6309 divers The series of automatic 6309 divers started with the Seiko Turtle in 1976.While the Turtle version …

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Seiko Slim Turtle 7548

Seiko divers 7548

In 1978, Seiko introduced the first 150 m diver’s watch with quartz movement in history, the 7548 Slim Turtle, alongside the 600 m and 300 m quartz divers launched the same year. In this guide, we will examine all the known variants of the 7548 divers, produced until the mid-1980s. Index The origins of the Seiko Slim Turtle The first Slim Turtle series, based on the quartz caliber 7548, was …

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Seiko Transocean complete guide

Seiko Transocean

Seiko Transocean watches were introduced to the market in January 2016, presented as watches with a sporty-elegant design suitable for every situation, including city life and office work, but with all the features of professional divers. The careful design is complemented by high-quality materials: a bezel entirely made of ceramic, sapphire with anti-reflective coating on the inner surface, steel (titanium for the Spring Drive models) with Diashield treatment. Seiko Transocean …

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Seiko Diver’s Chronological Guide

Seiko Diver

The world’s first diver watch featuring a Hi-Beat movement, the first to sport a titanium case, and the first equipped with a quartz movement: these are just a few of the numerous pioneering achievements by Seiko, accomplished over decades of research and development in the field of underwater timepieces. In this guide, you will discover the diver watch models arranged in chronological order, with a focus on those of the …

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Seiko SKZ Series Complete Guide

Seiko SKZ

The Seiko SKZ line is a series of entry-level automatic watches housing the 7S36 movement. This series includes a huge variety of Seiko 5 Sports, such as the Seiko Atlas and the Frankenmonsters, and collectible dive watches such as many limited editions of the first generation Monsters. The 7S36 automatic movement shares all of the same characteristics as the 7S26, but with the addition of 2 jewels, for a total …

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Seiko SNX Series Complete Guide

Seiko SNX

The Seiko SNX line is a series of entry-level automatic watches housing the 7S26 movement, similarly to the SNK series. Many watches in this line were well known for their affordability, reliability and excellent value for money. Being based on the same automatic movement 7S26, they all have 21 jewels and run at 21,600 bph with 41 hours of power reserve. Both hand-winding and stop seconds hand functions are not …

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Seiko SNK Series Complete Guide

Seiko SNK

The Seiko SNK line is a series of entry-level automatic watches housing the 7S26 movement. Many watches in this line were well known for their affordability, reliability and excellent value for money. Being based on the same automatic movement 7S26, they all have 21 jewels and run at 21,600 bph with 41 hours of power reserve. Both hand-winding and stop seconds hand functions are not present. SNK series watches

Seiko SKX Series Complete Guide

Seiko SKX

The Seiko SKX series, known above all for some entry-level diver’s such as the SKX007 and SKX009, is a series based on the 7S26 automatic caliber that counts hundreds of references from the Seiko 5 family. The following list includes all known SKX references, with various information on each model. If you are solely interested in diver’s and sports watches from the series, I recommend this article on Seiko SKX …

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