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Still available. Let me know if interested. Offers welcome.
: Hi all,
: 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
: 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.