Model: Seiko One Button Chronograph
Reference Number: 5717-8990
Movement Caliber: Seiko 5717A (Manual Wind)
Date: January 1965
Box & Papers: Supplied with non original but genuine Seiko box, no papers.
Serviced: November 2018
Case Size: 37.5mm, 40.5mm including crown
Lug to Lug: 44.5mm
Functions: All functions operate correctly.
Case Condition: Excellent, small age related marks, original crown. Original chronograph pusher button has pitted. Casing lightly polished during service.
Crystal Condition: NOS Seiko crystal fitted during service 2018
Dial/Hands: Original, mint.
Bracelet/Strap: Original Seiko bracelet with unsigned clasp, very rare! Small dings and age related marks.
Bracelet fits a wrist of 7.5inches-8inches on microadjustment. Recommended to wear this watch on a leather strap to preserve the bracelet!
Nicknamed the 'Seiko Chronostop', one of the most desirable vintage Seiko models that exist, the 5717-8990 (along with the no date 5719) was the first ever chronograph that Seiko made. Most of the watches available now do not have the original bracelet from 1965 as they are unsigned and often thought to be aftermarket. This particular example comes fully serviced and in great condition, along with the bracelet, ready to go straight in to your collection!
A rare chance to pick up a key part of Seiko's history and a solid investment!
The last picture shows a catalogue shot that the bracelet with this is one of the correct bracelets that were supplied with this model when new.
Water resistance has not been checked so cannot be guaranteed.
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