Seiko Automatic 7005-7052

Seiko 7005-7052

Seiko Design of the '70s

In the '70s, Seiko had put a lot of focus in developing the emerging market of quartz watches.  However, they still put a lot of effort in pushing their lines on automatic watches forward.  Instead of working on new movements, they did a lot on the case and dial design.

This 7005 carries one of the many typical designs they brought out in the 70's.  Based on a typical 7000 case, they have a cut of the metal near the lugs, to give it a staggered look.  The dial on the other hand, still carried forward a lot of the design ingredients from the '60s, such as the big cross on the dial, and the square applied markers.  These design were slowly replaced by the longer line-shape markers in the '70s.

It is fun to see and study how the designs (not limited to Seiko) evolved, from decade to decade.

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Eric has been a gadget lover for decades and had been collecting affordable vintage since the nineties. With his passion for vintage watches, he had been sharing thoughts and photos in interest groups, with his intention of raising public interests on forgotten classics.

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