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Now in stock the Seiko Presage 1964 Crown Chronograph spb127 spb129 spb131

Now in stock the Seiko Presage 1964 Crown Chronograph spb127 spb129 spb131

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A 3-hand mechanical watch
with calendar that pays homage to the design of the Crown Chronograph from 1964 

The Crown Chronograph, Japan’s first wristwatch with a stopwatch function, was developed in 1964 for the first international sports event held in Japan.
Presage, which has inherited Seiko’s watchmaking tradition, will release a limited-edition model that pays homage to the design of the Crown Chronograph.
In acknowledgment of the year of the Crown Chronograph’s release, 1964, the number of watches will be limited to 1964 units.

 

The Crown Chronograph - Japan’s first wristwatch with
a stopwatch function.

Photo of the Crown Chronograph

 

Seiko was in charge of making the official watch for the first international sports event held in Japan in 1964, which triggered development of a watch with a stopwatch function.
The Crown Chronograph was a simple chronograph based on the Crown, a manual winding mechanical watch.
Although a one-push chronograph, the use of a pillar wheel allows reliable control of the stopwatch. It is to this day considered a legendary timepiece that exudes Seiko’s uncompromising manufacturing ability.
Not only in its function but also with its design and the high legibility, the watch is a standard to tell the time. 

Faithful reproduction
of the design of the first Crown Chronograph

The design of the 1964 Crown Chronograph has been reproduced as faithfully as possible. The clearly defined Arabic numerals applied to the narrow bezel and the fine minute gradations highlighted on the dial, has been reproduced throughout.
The case has an inwardly tilted shape so that it rests securely on the wrist, which increases stability.

Photo of the watch

Dial with high legibility

High legibility is ensured day and night through the use of Lumibrite on the distinctive indexes.
A non-reflective coating is applied to the inner surface of the sapphire glass to improve legibility even further.

Photo of the caseback

Caseback

The letters “Limited Edition” and the serial number 0001/1964-1964/1964 are inscribed on the case back as proof of this limited quantity edition.

  • In an actual product, the case back direction might be different from the photograph.
Photo of the watch

Automatic movement with power reserve of 70 hours

This model has a power reserve of 70 hours, therefore, there is no concern about the remaining power on Monday morning even if the watch is unused over the weekend.

Photo of the special box

A special box

The watch is offered in a special box.



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