Seiko Crown Diashock Seikosha Calibre 560 Manual Wind 19 Jewel Mens Watch....33mm
Crown was Seiko's early 1960's line designed to compete with Omega and other Swiss makers of dress watches intended to be worn on leather straps. These watches were entirely in-house productions down to the last... Read More
Crown was Seiko's early 1960's line designed to compete with Omega and other Swiss makers of dress watches intended to be worn on leather straps. These watches were entirely in-house productions down to the last screw and hour marker and were powered by Seiko's excellent, 19-jewel Calibre 560 movement.
Measuring 33mm in diameter, not counting the crown, it wears much larger on the wrist thanks to a narrow bezel in combination with a dial that edges out all the way to the bezel. It takes an 18mm strap and is 44mm long from lug to lug and only 8mm thick.
The dial is marked "Seiko Crown" and "Diashock 19 Jewels". Diashock is the Seiko trademark for their shock-resistant mechanism, using a floating balance wheel jewel. Balance wheels are one of the heaviest parts in a mechanical watch, and their rapid motion requires the least resistance, and therefore the thinnest pinions. This means that a big fall can bend the pinions and thus damage the watch. These anti-shock mechanisms work by allowing the jewel to 'float' under a spring, and a thicker part of the pinion to hit against a guard, rather than putting the pressure on the ends of the pinion, and the spring then pushes the balance wheel back into position, and thus saving the watch.
A lot of these watches had gold-plated hour markers or hands or both.
One good thing about a caseback this tight and stable is that it will be no problem for a watchmaker to reseal it against moisture every time it is serviced.
The Seiko watch designers did an admirable job of making an unassuming dress watch that could compete with Omega and others when they made the Crown. It represents a good opportunity to own something different from the ubiquitous Swiss brands and yet built to the highest standards of quality so that it was a milestone in the company's history
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Serial #: J14043
Year of Production: 1960
Reference #: D731196
Gender: Men or Women
Case Material: 14k Gold Filled
Case Diameter: 33mm, not counting crown
Crown: Winds and sets smoothly
Strap Material: Genuine Leather
Strap Specifications: This watch uses a 18mm strap which you could easily replace if you prefer a different style or length
Dial Color: Silver Sunburst
Dial Condition: Signed clean dial
Winding Mechanism: Original Calibre 560 manual wind 19 Jewel movement runs strong and accurate ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Clean acrylic crystal
Bezel: Because the bezel does not cover much of the dial, and the dial is uncluttered with script, the watch plays larger on the wrist than 33mm
Box/Papers: No original box or papers
Overall Condition: minty condition ~ signed clean silver sunburst dial ~ signed movement runs strong and accurate ~ crown winds and sets smoothly ~ clean acrylic crystal ~ all functions working properly ~ no gold wearing off anywhere ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning
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Because older vintage wristwatches were made smaller than watches made today, men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist
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