Black Friday 2019 Giveaway
2007 Seiko 7S26-0020 (SKX007) Automatic Diver,
w/Haveston NAVY-66 IVA Strap & Set of Two H.45 Calibre Coasters
DCVW partners with Haveston this month for our giveaway, in celebration of Black Friday, of a 2007 Seiko SKX007 automatic dive watch with one of their amazing straps and several H.45 Calibre coasters!
There are many vintage Seiko divers popular with collectors, and the legendary SKX007 is one of these. With good reason Seiko sold literally hundreds of thousands of these over the past few decades, and it has tremendous well-deserved cult following - which has only grown following the dubious decision by Seiko to stop making them.
The design cues of this SKX007 is classic and simple, with immediate evidence of those that came before it, namely the instantly recognizable Seiko 7002 automatic, 7548 and 7C43 quartz, and even the famous 6309 diver. Its automatic movement is tough and reliable – during its heyday, it was also popular with various armed forces for this same reason, despite the widely held (false) assumption that military personnel only wear military watches issued to them.
Seiko’s SKX007 was a logical step in its mechanical movement line, which debuted in 1996 to replace the 7002 in Seiko’s popular dive watch line. This 7S26 incorporates quickset day and date displays, and automatic bi-directional winding via Seiko’s patented Magic Lever system. The 7S26 automatic movement is a very reliable workhorse – with a power reserve of approximately 40 hours – and it runs at 21,600 beats per hour.
On Haveston: Haveston designs products to enhance the horological experience we wished already existed, but don’t. Their products are defined by a focus on original historical, horological and aesthetic engineered design, and all products are realised through a process of meticulous design, generations of prototypes, and a commitment to continuous refinement. Per Haveston's founder Alex S., "The vintage military theme for me represents a refined utilitarianism and focused service driven character. A monotoned dialled military time piece from the early 20th century is sharply legible and supremely purposeful, and just happens to look incredible! The aspirations and aesthetics that these materials, designs and stories hold are very inspiring. I also personally studied Engineering, so the transition from vintage aviation to space travel starting in the 1950s is awe inspiring and a testament to how far we can dream."
DIAL: Original patina'd black dial. Arabic/English variants for day and date, with original hands. Lume shines brightly.
BEZEL: Aftermarket insert, which rotates counter-clockwise, as designed..
CASE: Original 42.5mm (w/o crown, 44.5mm with) x 45mm stainless steel case in great condition. Matching original signed caseback.
CRYSTAL: Hardlex crystal, scratch-free.
STRAPS: One new high quality 22mm Haveston strap - a hook and loop strap inspired by the iconic USN Sea Kings, which served as the primary recovery vehicle for Apollo missions 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13. In addition to the Navy designation marking, the strap features the 5 command module markings used to represent each recovery, as also found on the helicopter hull. Shorter than the traditional externally mounted EVA strap, the HAV-IVA is engineered for enhanced for functionality, comfort and aesthetics, while crossing over with, and making a very capable dive strap.
MOVEMENT: Original 21-jewel Seiko 7S26 mechanical automatic movement, manufactured in November 2007.
CROWN: Original unsigned stainless steel screwed-down crown.
COASTERS: An original Haveston product design, these coasters were designed to capture the horological artistry of an exhibition caseback, the Cal. H45 Coaster displays detailed movement design in a silicone set of two for your table top.
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That's it! For more details about Haveston, visit their website at www.haveston.com
Giveaway ends December 15th, 2019