There are many vintage Seiko watches popular with Seiko enthusiasts, and for good reason - Seiko discovered the secret to manufacturing mass-produced stylish and affordable watches.
And it made a lot of them...
One of these is this petite early 1970s Seiko offering, the full serviced 1973 Seiko 17-3190 womens mechanical dress watch here. Dainty by design, this watch is a perfect accompaniment for a night out on the town.
The dial design is superb, with a stunning blue dial that changes hue depending on angle and slender hour and minute hands - a fantastic color contrast.
This vintage Seiko comes on its original integrated bracelet, and with rugged travel case and springbar tool.
1973 Seiko 17-3190 Womens Mechanical Dress Watch
DIAL: Light and dark blue Seiko-signed dial.
CASE: Slender stainlesss-steel square case measures 19.5mm (21mm including crown) x 19.5mm, with matching caseback and integrated bracelet.
CRYSTAL: Acrylic crystal, no cracks or scratches.
BAND: This 17-3190 comes on its original stainless-steel integrated Seiko bracelet, with atypical textured coating that shimmers in the light. Bracelet will fit up to an approx. 6.50 inch wrist, and features a light, narrow chain to assist in fastening the watch on the wearer's wrist.
MOVEMENT: Seiko Calibre 17 manual-wind mechanical movement, manufactured in March 1973. This womens Seiko 17-3190 has received a full service.
CROWN: Stainless-steel unsigned crown.