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Past Timepieces: Seiko 7005-8062 Watch Review + Giveaway

In collaboration with DC Vintage Watches, we are excited to offer this vintage Seiko watch and lookbook, along with three Clockwork Synergy Straps. See how to enter at the end of this review.

The Seiko 7005-8062 is an exercise in simple but highly effective watch design – like most of Seiko’s mechanical watches!  The 700x series was a family of mid-range Seiko mechanical watches produced from the 1970’s into the 1990’s; the movement was also the basis for the always popular family of Seiko 7S26 dive watches, with the 7005 offspring remaining in production to this day.

Importantly, the early 7005 models – like the one on offer here – did not contain the stamped steel and plastic parts later generations featured; although possessing the typical Seiko robustness, these later generations suffer from accuracy issues.  However, all feature Seiko’s bi-directional “Magic Lever” automatic winding system, which operates at 21,600 VPH.

From humble beginnings Seiko was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori’s vision led him to open a watch shop in Tokyo, Japan.  Eleven years later, in 1892, Hattori began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha, translated roughly as “House of Exquisite Workmanship.”  Indeed, as recently stated in Hodinkee article, Ten Vintage Watches That Should Be More Expensive Than They Are, And Why – “In this list, we’ll take you through ten watches that we think should be selling for more money than they are, and we’ll tell you why…What is there to say about vintage Seiko besides “great watches for the money?”  If you’re looking for just a nice old watch, any vintage mechanical Seiko will do.”  

DIAL: Detailed black dial, original hands.  Nice hints of patina on dial.  Date at 3 o’clock position.
CASE: 38mm stainless steel case in pre-loved condition, original caseback.
CRYSTAL: Domed crystal, scratch-free.
BAND: Three new Clockwork Synergy straps.
MOVEMENT: Original Seiko 7005A 17-jewel automatic movement, manufactured in March 1970.
CROWN: Unsigned stainless steel crown.


Enter on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (or all 3 for additional entries)


1. Follow both Clockwork Synergy and DC Vintage Watches 2. Find the image of this watch on either account of this watch and leave a comment about this timepiece3. Tag at least 2 friends (more friends tagged = additional entries into the drawing for you!)

Good luck! Contest runs from 2-9-17 for two weeks. Winner will be announced 2-23-17 on Social Media and will be contacted shortly after.

Watch and info curated by DC Vintage Watches. Straps and imagery created by Clockwork Synergy.


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