Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lusting After: Seiko Military Watches



[Pictured: Vintage Seiko helicopter pilot's watch via Chronomaster by way of watch guru Nick Maggio.]

Vintage or fresh out of the box, Seiko's military watches are some of the best looking timepieces around.  These badboys are the real deal with all the oldschool sex appeal you can shake a stick at.  Just looking at my own Timex now I feel like I might as well be wearing something I snagged out of a Cracker Jack box.  Obviously Seiko's generation one models, like the pilot's watch seen above, are going to run you a little more change ($300+) than something new (the last two models seen below) off of eBay ($54+), but boy are they worth every penny.  If you are in the market for a new timepiece or just want to geek out over some tickers peep the goods...






-L.A.S

11 comments:

  1. Wow! Those are dope. I just picked up a mid 70's Timex which I dig... but, now I kinda want one of these!

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  2. Now there's a watch for getting stuff done, although I'm a sucker for any black chronograph. I definitely need to get a "putting in work" watch.

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  3. Wow..the blue model (4th from the top) is insanely nice. Well done...

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  4. JRS- That watch is $54 new on eBay btw.

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  5. wow nice post here. intersting blog.
    If anyone is keen on more military watches reviews, you can visit www.militarywatchesformen.net
    They have good and detailed reviews.

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  6. Seiko military watches are good, but i think Citizen military watches or Casio ones are better.

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  7. What turned me off from this watch is its strap! I'm not a fan of this kind of bracelet.

    Sell Rolex Watches

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  8. Grab a NATO strap and replace it if you don't like it. I never even wore it with the original strap. The instant I got home, I took a red NATO strap I was using with a Monaco and made it 10x cooler and more comfortable.

    Now to re-dial it to remove anything but the timing rings and indexes (OK, indicis/indices)–the Seiko 5/Automatic stuff just clutters the perfect fliegeruhr dial. The size is perfect for day-to-day wear, as well. I had previously been considering the Glashutte Original Senator Navigator but bought a Senator Sixties instead because it just wasn't practical.

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  9. Will you consider Hamilton Khaki Field for your choice? After reading this article: http://www.wristwatcharea.com/military-watches-hamilton-khaki-field-watches-review/ , i am consider to buy one

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  10. Great article, these Seikos are becoming collectible in their own right. If you want to go even more vintage see here for a nice collection:
    http://www.classicwatch.com/vintage-military-watches/

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