Vintage Seiko Twin Quartz (941271)

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A Seiko Twin Quartz (941271)

The twin quartz Seiko first appeared in Volume 2 of the 1978 domestic catalogue. The four models in the top row are variations on the same Grand Quartz theme, all of which fitted with the 9943A movement. The two Seiko Quartz Superior models in the bottom row are fitted with the higher-spec 9983A, accurate to ±5 s/year.

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.

Model 941271
Year 1970-80
Condition Good
Box No
Papers No

A Seiko Twin Quartz (941271)

The twin quartz Seiko first appeared in Volume 2 of the 1978 domestic catalogue. The four models in the top row are variations on the same Grand Quartz theme, all of which fitted with the 9943A movement. The two Seiko Quartz Superior models in the bottom row are fitted with the higher-spec 9983A, accurate to ±5 s/year.

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.

Model 941271
Year 1970-80
Condition Good
Box No
Papers No

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