A November 1974 vintage Seiko V.F.A. Quartz 3823-7040 in great condition with a beautiful 'silver snow' dial and Kanji day/date at 3 o'clock. This Seiko V.F.A. has only some small scratches from wear with a particular scratch near 7 o'clock on the case. The case measures 38 mm. The Seiko V.F.A. Quartz features the venerable Seiko Cal. 3823 quartz movement or 38SQ. At the time the of its release the highest-level Seiko quartz movement until the Superior quartz came along. V.F.A. standing for 'Very Fine Adjusted' like the revered Grand Seiko V.F.A. watches. The Seiko V.F.A. Cal. 3823 had a remarkable accuracy of 5 seconds per month when it was released, an amazing piece of watch history! 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.