Revision for Vintage Mechanical WatchesFebruary 3, 2019
Vintage Seiko Quartz Chronograph 7T34-7A10February 5, 2019
This is a very special watch: the Seiko 7A48-7000 Quartz Chronograph with Moonphase indication is a timeless watch with a very classical, balanced design that will make you proud to wear it everyday!
What we like about this watch:
What can we say, other than beautiful? The 7A48 model series of quartz chronographs are praised for their
The dual color (stainless steel and gold plating) configuration of the case and bracelet make the white dial pop out even more: there is no doubt this chronograph’s design will not pass unnoticed. The date indication in the top part of the dial includes the moonphase indication, driven by a simple, yet extremely reliable system. The dial seems busy, but not clogged with information. Quite the contrary: all the 4 dials interact visually one with each other, and form a very nice, symmetrical dial design.
The watch has all the signs of having lived a pretty busy life, with scratches and small dents all over the case. These are never too big, but are visible. They tell a story and are part of the watch as the watch was part of the life of its owner, so this is something we like a lot.
What we don’t like about this watch:
This Seiko 7A48-7000 quartz chronograph was used extensively, so much so, the bracelet is a bit too much stretched, but yet still solid and wears very good on the wrist. Yet the signs of wear are well visible, so if you are looking for a perfect, NOS watch, this may not be for you. Also, a replacement mineral glass was installed, which si a good thing. Yet this also has a couple of very fine and thin scratches. Again, this watch has seen a busy life, and all the signs are there.
Finally, we would like to say:
The watch has been serviced, cleaned and comes with a new battery so you can easily take it out of the box and carry this beautiful piece of history. The moonphase complication will certainly draw a lot of attention, you do not see it often on watches of this price range.