Since I mostly buy vintage timepieces (recent Peanuts X Timex purchases notwithstanding), I’ve yet to participate in the Watch Internet phenomenon known as the unboxing. But while looking for Cyber Monday deals on picture frames and hanging gadgets, I slipped and bought a Seiko.
Let the slow striptease of the unboxing begin.
I’ve had my eye on the Seiko Recraft collection since it was introduced in 2014. Particularly this green-dialled model. I’m a sucker for this kind of late ’60s/’70s styling.
While it has vintage vibes, at 43.5 mm it has a much more modern presence. And it’s not a reissue or reinterpretation of a historic model, but it still honours the Seiko heritage.
And look, an exhibition caseback so you can admire the workhorse movement.
What made me pull the trigger? Well it was on sale (although even at full price it’s still a bargain for an automatic watch). The mechanism used (7S26C) has been around for ages and made in Malaysia, not Japan, are two reasons for it’s affordability. But still, a sturdy timepiece.
It is also nice to have some new watches in the collection. My next new watch goal is getting a Nomos Glashütte, I just have to come to a decision on which model to get.