Laurel, it's a very special name to Seiko. In 1913, Seiko produced their first wrist watch, named Laurel. During all these decades, Seiko brought out a number of different Laurel models to the market. The one you see here, was a 1959 production. Manual wind and a very simple design.
Nothing fancy about this watch, just a plain dial, shinny and pointy hands, curved acrylic crystal, and a then slimline case. On the movement it was marked Seikosha. Movement is straight forward as well, and well built. That's why after 60 solid years of running, a simple lubrication service will bring it back to good time keeping condition. Even if you look at it as of today, it still looks elegant.
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.