A January 1979 vintage Seiko Quartz Type II 7123-8000 on its original bracelet, with a very sharp look and a beautiful white textured dial. This vintage Seiko is powered by the simple yet accurate Seiko Cal. 7123, with Kanji day/date at 3 o'clock. The original Seiko bracelet is adjustable and the case measures 36 mm in diameter. Overall, while a somewhat typical Seiko Quartz watch, as the Seiko Type II series was their first model that was meant to be an 'affordable' quartz watch, the Type II was actually relatively expensive for the time, as it was still a quartz watch in the 1970s. This vintage Seiko Quartz Type II makes a great beater watch and has only some light scratches on the case from wear. 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 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.