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The 1969 Quartz Astron 50th Anniversary

Despite the technology inside, Seiko made sure also to use traditional skills by their artisans. The 18-carat yellow gold case has been hand-carved, just like the original watch from 1969. I can only imagine that this case had a futuristic shape in the 1960s, and although this type of design was out of fashion for a while, these types of cases receive quite some love from enthusiasts… More here.

€38,000! Only 50 available! 80 year calendar! GPS accuracy! Something still doesn’t sit right with me on this one and I think it’s the contrast of older styling and such new tech.

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