Vintage Seiko EL370 day date

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A Vintage Seiko EL370 day date 

Seiko’s entry to this market was a little haggardly compared to their main domestic competitor but nevertheless, by 1968 they had introduced their own electronic balance-driven movement in the 3100 series, super ceded quite quickly by the 3700 series.  Seiko marketed the EL-370 electronic watch from about 1969 through to about 1972 when it was replaced initially by the 3200 and 3300 series and then the runout Elnix series of electronic watches fitted with the 0703A calibre.  I’ve written in some detail before about electronic watches in general and the Elnix in particular and I don’t propose to revisit too much of that back-story again here now.  Instead, let’s get to the nub of this post and introduce two examples of Seiko’s first foray into electronic watches. 

 

Make

Seiko

Model

EL370

Year

Unknown

Condition

Very Good

Box

No

Papers

No

Case Material

Steel

Gender

Men's / Unisex

 

 The story of Seiko began in 1881, when a 21 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Just eleven years later, in 1892, he established the 'Seikosha' factory. 

In the 1960's, Seiko announced itself on the international sports timing stage with a whole new generation of high-precision equipment that was enthusiastically endorsed by many international sports federations and used to capture elapsed time at many of the world's leading sports events. Central to this success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated Seiko's innovative "heart-shaped cam" mechanism, a feature which delivered a level of precision once thought unachievable by manual sports timing devices. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. It was the world's first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch, two devices that delivered real improvements in the measurement of elapsed time in a wristwatch and are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs. 

DISCLAIMER: Guarantee, please be aware this watch is classified as a vintage watch and there are no guarantees or warranty offered with this watch. 

 

A Vintage Seiko EL370 day date 

Seiko’s entry to this market was a little haggardly compared to their main domestic competitor but nevertheless, by 1968 they had introduced their own electronic balance-driven movement in the 3100 series, super ceded quite quickly by the 3700 series.  Seiko marketed the EL-370 electronic watch from about 1969 through to about 1972 when it was replaced initially by the 3200 and 3300 series and then the runout Elnix series of electronic watches fitted with the 0703A calibre.  I’ve written in some detail before about electronic watches in general and the Elnix in particular and I don’t propose to revisit too much of that back-story again here now.  Instead, let’s get to the nub of this post and introduce two examples of Seiko’s first foray into electronic watches. 

 

Make

Seiko

Model

EL370

Year

Unknown

Condition

Very Good

Box

No

Papers

No

Case Material

Steel

Gender

Men's / Unisex

 

 The story of Seiko began in 1881, when a 21 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Just eleven years later, in 1892, he established the 'Seikosha' factory. 

In the 1960's, Seiko announced itself on the international sports timing stage with a whole new generation of high-precision equipment that was enthusiastically endorsed by many international sports federations and used to capture elapsed time at many of the world's leading sports events. Central to this success was a range of stopwatches that incorporated Seiko's innovative "heart-shaped cam" mechanism, a feature which delivered a level of precision once thought unachievable by manual sports timing devices. Then, in 1969, Seiko introduced the Seiko Speedtimer with the innovative Caliber 6139. It was the world's first automatic chronograph with a column wheel and vertical clutch, two devices that delivered real improvements in the measurement of elapsed time in a wristwatch and are still a prerequisite in high functionality chronographs. 

DISCLAIMER: Guarantee, please be aware this watch is classified as a vintage watch and there are no guarantees or warranty offered with this watch. 

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