Seiko Early Superior Quartz

Seiko Early Superior High-End Quartz

CHF 1,600

Japan January 1974, a horological milestone: the Seiko cal38 Superior. Accurate to 1 (one!) second per month (!sic) -- almost 50 years ago and even today it comes quite close. The gold-plated case looks amazing -- although some of the gold-plating has come off at the super-sharp angles / edges and having some dents at the bezel around 12 o'clock.

Sure, this watch is nothing usual. No, this is Seikos Superior-Line. Their finest, made with highest efforts and precision. But it gives a very good idea, why quartz was a crisis in Switzerland.

There is much more to say about this superb watch, a horological milestone, and we will do so in our blog, yes.

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