Urika a forgotten budget japanese brand

I picked up this Urika watch from a thrift store yesterday. Was worn and the crystal was very scratched. After some case cleaning and removing the scratches on the crystal it shines like a jem. I was surprised to see the movement had clean oil still and was in good shape.

I had never heard of this brand before. It has a Hamazawa Ltd. movement in it. After doing a bit of research, it seems they made movements from the 60s to the mid 80s before being absorbed into Seiko. They have a similar principle in design as Timex did at the time, but a bit more repairable. Their movments could be found in some other old budget brands.


Nice find!