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For Sale is this rare 1964 first chronograph made by Seiko, the ref 45899. Seiko produced this at the same time of the Tokyo Olympic in 1964 and it was marked with the torch logo on the caseback. While the caseback logo on most watches of this reference have faded, this one retains it very well that I decided to protect it using clear tape. For those who are not familiar, the chrono function is done with just one button, first click to start, second click to stop and third click to reset to zero.
The watch is all original (with the exception on the BOR bracelet, it is Seiko original but not original to the watch), with no repaint/relume. The bezel is the original plastic, rarely survived in most other watches and it turns well (although considering the age and how fragile it is I don't recommend turning it too often). The dial is very clean with original lume. Lumes on the hour hand have developed a little blacks on the edges. The acrylic crystal is original and has scratches/hairline cracks. You can always replace this but I think it adds to the authencity of the watch. Case is still very sharp on the edges, I don't think it has been refinished/polished.
The watch is running accurate. Power reserve is OK, fully wound it can last for about 18-20 hours. The chrono works, resets to zero nicely, but sometimes when you start the sweepsecond jumps 5 seconds. Service is history is unknown.
I'm asking USD 1500 delivered anywhere in the world using standard EMS, including the paypal fee. Email me if you are interested.