Lot 47: Seiko Gold Dress Wristwatch, 18K Gold-Plating, Japan, 1980s
October 22, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Seiko Watch Company Gold wristwatch
Quartz movement; hour, minute
Gold colored dial, gold colored hands, line indices
Watch case, crown and pin buckle of 18K gold-plated steel, strap of black leather
The watch has recently been revised by a watchmaker
Watch case diameter: 26 mm; Height: 5 mm
Length of strap: approx. 16 cm; Lugs width: 14 mm
Total weight: 18 g
Fully functional, very good condition with minimal traces of wear
The delicate wristwatch has been recently revised by a watchmaker. It is in a very good condition with minimal traces of wear. During in-house testing, the watch was fully functional. Long term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. The watch case measures 26 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height. The length of the strap measures approx. 16 cm, with the lugs width being 14 mm. The timepiece weighs 18 grams.
The Seikō Holdings K.K., shortly ‘Seiko’, is a Japanese watch manufacturer, which was opened in 1881 as a repair and sales shop for used watches under the name ‘Hattori Tokeiten’ by Kintarō Hattori. In 1892, Hattori opened a factory for wall clocks. From 1895, he started the production of pocket watches, from 1899 he produced alarm clocks and from 1913 wrist watches. After Hattori’s death in 1934, the watch production continued in 1937 under the name KK Daini Seikōsha (today's Seikō Instruments K.K.). After several other name changes, the company was named Seikō Holdings K.K in 2007. (nlu)
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