A November 1994 vintage Seiko Radio Wave Control Titanium 5B21-0AD0 in original condition with a nice white dial. Watch is in good aesthetic and working condition. Screwdown crown. Titanium case measures 38 mm in diameter. Radio wave Seikos are quartz watches that synchronize time based on a code transmitted by a radio transmitter connected to a time standard. 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 Radio Wave History
Seiko's radio wave watches go back to 1970 when Seikosha/Seiko installed the world's first radio wave clock at the Osaka Expo that year. This was a great breakthrough as radio wave Seikos are quartz watches that synchronize time based on a code transmitted by a radio transmitter connected to a time standard, and thus thought to be more accurate. Wristwatches like this were made mainly in the late 1980s and '90s, 1999 marking the year that Seiko launched a clock that synchronized with Japanese standard time radio waves In 2013 Seiko launched the Seiko Space Link, the world's first satellite radio wave clock.
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.