A June 2002 Seiko 7T62-0AY0 Quartz Chronograph on a leather strap. Gold-plated in decent condition, case measures 37 mm in diameter. A clean quartz chronograph with Arabic numerals. This Seiko features the 7T62 movement a Seiko quartz chronograph with a reported accuracy of +/- 15 seconds per month. It has a regular chronograph function with an alarm that doubles as a second time zone. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Seiko Quartz Chronograph History
Particularly in the 1990s, Seiko produced a number of quartz chronograph movements that today are slowing gaining in popularity. Now of course, the most famous Seiko quartz chronograph movement is the 7A28 - a legendary movement first released in the early 1980s. This movement was especially known for its use in the Seiko Yacht Timer and had several variants. However, there were others that rose to prominence in the 1990s like the 7T32, 7T62, and 7T92.
Seiko was founded as a watch store in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori in Tokyo. By the 1890s it was producing both clocks and pocket watches as Seikosha. And in 1913 Seiko produced Japan's first wristwatch, the Seiko Laurel. Seiko had beat out several other Japanese companies, including other Tokyo clock companies like Tokyo Clock Co. and Japan Pocket Watch Manufacturing Co. By the mid-20th century Seiko produced some of its most important wristwatches that set the stage for its future. In the early 1950s Seiko produced the Seiko Super which then became the Marvel. And in 1960 Seiko released the first Grand Seiko. This marked the beginning of not only the Grand Seiko but also the King Seiko and Lord Matic lines to follow.
Then, in 1969, Seiko released the Astron, the watch that would upend the Swiss watchmaking industry. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Seiko continues to produce extraordinary quartz watches, along with many legendary vintage Seiko dive watches. In modern times Seiko continues to innovate, especially through its Grand Seiko brand.