This is one of my latest finds (which was free, since I am a ‘good’ customer) is a Seiko Quartz watch from 1990. It was in pretty sorry shape when I got it:
Pretty sad looking for a watch which probably cost about $100 new, just 20 years ago! Well, here is where Brasso and some hard work come into play!
After about 10 minutes of polishing and cleaning, this is the result. There are still a few scratches, and there are a few small cracks, but now it is a usable watch again. It also has a stainless steel case, so it is a perfect replacement for my base metal Timex beater. The case is all stainless steel with a flat crystal.
It will be a beater, but what a beater. Super clean design for the face and hands, with Day and Date, and best of all, it is a Seiko. I put it on a Timex expedition, leather band.
Case: 39mm, stainless steel, water resistant.
Back: Stainless Steel, screw on, Seiko serial number made August, 1990.
Crystal: Acrylic, flat.
Movement: Battery operated quartz, SQ series 5Y23, made in Japan, Seiko in house movement.
Complications: Day and Date.
Other: Leather band, aftermarket. 18mm lugs.