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NOS Seiko 7t59
: $750 OBO
: all offers are welcome
: can pay thru PayPal or bank wire
: in good running condition without any issues
: Got this from the web
: A quick history
: The 7T59 calibre lived a short, but glorious, life from 1991 to
: 1993 and is still, in the analog watch world, one of the most
: complicated movement manufactured for the consumer grade
: segment. There is a school of thoughts that Seiko's own 7A28/38
: is a superior movement, but let's not forget that the 7T59 is,
: to this day, the only analog 1/100th second chronograph offering
: day + date + GMT functions. Nothing in the current Seiko range
: of Coutura, Sportura, Premier, and even Velatura, offers as
: much. Nor can we find any watch like that in the catalogues of
: other brands.
: Seiko Japan said that they manufactured the 7T59 to prove to the
: world it could be done. The reason they gave to explain the end
: of production was that digital watches had become all the rage
: and could offer the same functions for a lot less money. It is
: true that, for its days, the 7T59 range was expensive, with
: typical street prices between $750 and $1000, and over,
: depending on the model. If we calculate the cost of purchasing a
: 7T59 in constant US Dollars over 20 years, the introductory
: price of $2200 for the Masterpiece in 1992 would equate to $3500
: in 2012. In the current Seiko range, this price is about the
: same as the RRP for the Ananta automatic chronograph, model
: SRQ005J1, with its calibre 8R24. Not cheap indeed. We can assume
: that development costs had been such that Seiko needed a high
: RRP to recover their costs.
: The 7T59s are also linked to the Olympics of 1992. At the Barcelona
: Summer games, Seiko was the official timekeeper and ran an
: advertising campaign to showcase the 1/100th second chronograph
: technology alongside the need for accuracy of Olympic events
: (see the Media/Adverts section).
: For us, 7T59 afficionados, this series is quite special as the
: 7T59s were:
: 1. World's very first 1/100th second quartz chronographs.
: 2. Only produced from very late 1991 thru to early 1993, a short
: run for Seiko models.
: 3. Only 12 hour 1/100th second quartz chronographs ever made with
: (other than digital watches) by any manufacturer.
: 4. Never marketed or sold in the USA.
: 5. There has never been anything like them before or since in the
: analog watch world.
: 6. Have you seen the dance of the 10th and 100th second hands?
: Truly mesmerizing!