Last week, we covered the first half of my top ten list for the best vintage Seikos money can buy. Today, we’re going through the rest of my picks, culminating in what I believe to be the ultimate watch from the brand’s historical catalogue. Any guesses before we get started? Let’s get to it.
5. 0624-5009 Quartz LC
This one may not make everyone’s list, but it is definitely a personal favorite. The sleek, space-age design of the case with its integrated solid steel bracelet and dual front buttons and yellow tinted LCD panel give this one a unique look that doesn’t just speak to me, it sings. I am partial to the Streamline aesthetic of the 1930s, and this watch borrows heavily from that era. It is truly a paragon of design, and every time I strap this one on it puts a smile on my face.
Produced for only two years in 1974 and 1975, the 0624 was the first digital LCD watch that Seiko marketed outside of Japan. It features a time-only display with hours, minutes and running seconds. The left button activates the back light for nighttime legibility, and the right button is used to set the time when the “crown” on the right is pulled out.
For a more in-depth look at the 0624-5009 Quartz LC, click here.