A May 1978 Seiko Quartz Diver 7549-7009 'Golden Tuna' on its original Seiko rubber strap with its original buckle. The watch is in beautiful condition given it is complete with the bracelet, with only one case screw replaced with an NOS screw recently. This vintage Seiko quartz diver is running well with English/Spanish day-date at 3 o'clock. The titanium nitrate case is in good condition at 49 mm in diameter, with only some minor marks on the caseback and some wear on the crown. This is a highly collectible vintage Seiko diver, from the first year that the 'Tuna' was made with a quartz movement in 1978. The first Tuna had been made before using the Seiko Cal. 6159 (similar to the 61GS movement), first released in 1975. The Seiko 'Golden Tuna' 7549-7009 is particularly famous for being worn by James Bond in the 1981 film, For Your Eyes Only. 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 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 produced extraordinary quartz watches, along with many legendary vintage Seiko dive watches. In modern times Seiko continues to innovate, especially through its Grand Seiko brand.