Seiko is one of the world’s leading horological powerhouses and has been making quality timepieces since 1892. While during the very early years they relied on imported movements to power their clocks and watches, they eventually created their own system of manufacture where the design and technology was their own. A world war came and went and they survived it by contributing to their country’s war efforts. What they almost never outlived was the Great Kanto Earthquake, which destroyed their Ginza headquarters and torched their factory along with their entire inventory and some 1500 pre-owned watches sent in for servicing. With great honor and determination, they were able to rebuild and replace each customer’s lost watch and this ushered in a new era of respect and trust for their corporation.
This Seiko Crown was one of the premium offerings from the 1960s which spawned their first chronograph wristwatch and their railroad-grade timepieces. This is a minimalist time-only piece.
Seiko Crown Diashock 21 Jewels
35x40mm chromium-plated case excluding crown
18mm lug width
Caliber 560 Seikosha mechanical movement
Circa October 1964
Sunburst dial and hands in very good condition with signed original crown. There is plating wear and some pitting on the lugs and case sides. Movement has been serviced and is in running condition.