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Seiko produced Stellaris for Sears, Roebuck, and Company as the in-house brand for Sears – and this sharp 1970’s Stellaris womans mechanical is no different. 

 

With the patina’d lume and - in particular - the vibrant red  slender seconds hand, there’s more than enough visual contrast going on here to make the watch visually engaging.  Couple this with the gold case and two-tone gold and stainless-steel bracelet and it all adds up to an engaging diver.

 

Seiko produced Stellaris for Sears, Roebuck, and Company as the in-house brand for Sears,  However, before this, Stellaris was a brand name registered in 1963 by Mondia;  while not a well-known brand, it produced some intriguing watches, such as the Mondia “Big Eye” chronograph and the Top Second.  It also put out a watch model called Stellaris with an unusual fluid case.  

 

How did Mondia and Stellaris evolve to be separate watch brands?  No idea – another mystery lost to the ages, akin to how both brands would become victims of the Seiko-initiated Quartz Crisis.  Watch periodical Fratello has speculated that, “Mondia was used as support to make Stellaris trustworthy.  Or, I suppose another possible scenario is that the Mondia Stellaris became so popular that Mondia decided to make it a separate brand featuring its own range of watches.  And there were quite a few of them, mostly later Stellaris electronic models.”  Regardless, the Stellaris font and symbol didn’t change after it was established as a stand-alone brand, the clearest evidence of the relationship between the two.

 

This Stellaris comes on a two-tone bracelet, rugged travel case, and springbar tool.

Gold 1970's Stellaris Manual Wind Woman's Mechanical Diver

$199.99Price
  • DIAL: Stellaris-signed dial, with matching hands.

     

    CASE: Stainless-steel case case measures 25mm (26.5mm w/crown) x 29mm.  

     

    CRYSTAL: Domed acrylic crystal, no cracks.

     

    BAND: Two-tone stainless-steel and gold bracelet, which will fit up to an approx. 7.5 inch wrist.

     

    MOVEMENT: Manual winding Seiko 9024A mechanical movement.

     

    CROWN: Unsigned stainless-steel crown.

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