A November 1998 vintage Seiko Titanium 7N43-9090 on a new brown leather strap and with a new crystal. An interesting old Seiko with a 7N43 Seiko quartz movement. Kanji day-date function and sleek indexes on the dial. This Seiko Titanium is in good condition with a beautiful deep black dial. Measures 35 mm in diameter, 9090 case. 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 7N43-9090 History
Unfortunately by the late 1990s when this Seiko Titanium 7N43-9090 was produced, the Seiko quartz movements were no longer as decorated as those of the 1970s. Models like the Seiko Grand Quartz, King Quartz, or even lesser Seikos like the Type II Quartz. Although they may not be as pretty however, these more Seiko quartz modern movements were all the more accurate for it, and also more robust.
Apart from the quartz movement the Seiko 9090 case is also interesting as it is titanium. Another historical and interesting use of titanium by Seiko was with the first Tuna released in 1975. It had a water resistance of 600 meters and was upgraded in 1978 to a quartz movement. In the 1990s the tradition continued and Seiko produced and continues to produce titanium watches.
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.