1975 Seiko 5 Sports Speedtimer Flyback Chronograph (Ref. 7015-8000) Blue Dial
Depending on who you ask, the original Seiko 5 Speed-Timer, which came out in 1969 and featured the famed Cal. 6139 movement, was the one of first automatic chronographs ever brought to market. That's quite a legacy to uphold. And while this model from 1973 doesn't feature that famed movement, it does feature the upgraded Cal. 7015. Featuring a super cool flyback chronograph function, along with date and date complications, and retaining the automatic winding system, the Cal. 7015 is no slouch in comparison. Add to that, an incredibly unique, flying saucer-like case shape and a fume-green dial and you've got a real winner on your hands.
|5 Sports Speedtimer
|Seiko 5 Sports Bracelet
The unique stainless steel, hidden lugs case is in overall impressive condition with crisp original dimensions and finishing throughout and minimal signs of previous polishing present. The watch features its original button crown and pushers. The case back retains all of its factory engravings, including the Daini logo, in crisp and deep condition. The watch will come supplied on its original Seiko 5 Sports stainless steel bracelet, the bracelet retains 17 links that show light stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch bracelet.
The blue sunburst dial is simply exceptional, with no damage present. The inlaid lume on the hands has aged incredibly well and is a light, minty-green color, which matches the lume plots on the dial. Both the dial and hands show no degradation when inspected under UV light. The orange chronograph hand joins the red Speed-Timer name on the dial to add an extra pop of color.
None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.