First time downsizing my collection

I bid farewell to this boy today, my Seiko SQ 4004. It was my first vintage watch, and it made me appreciate the superb quality of design and construction in those late 70s quartz watches. I learnt plenty while researching its purchase in 2021, and made me appreciate this small niche in horology.

But alas, its wrist time wasn鈥檛 great lately, and its place in the collection was being increasingly threatened by newer additions. The vintage 70s quartz vibe was being already covered by my Omega Constellation Cal. 1330, and the Straton Competition Driver became my chunky square-ish watch with wrist presence. It was time to downsize.

It鈥檚 not been an easy decision, and it is my first time selling a watch without replacing it by another one. Hope it will make a new wrist happy here in Germany. Thanks for the memories!!

Those Seiko 2002/3003/4004 were really well engineered. And the watches had top notch finishing as they were pricey at the time. Definitely hidden gems.

What a deliciously odd watch!

barore

What a deliciously odd watch!

Same. That is eye catching.

nichtvondiesemjahrhundert

Those Seiko 2002/3003/4004 were really well engineered. And the watches had top notch finishing as they were pricey at the time. Definitely hidden gems.

Absolutely concur with that. The SQ 4004 was my first quality quartz watch. The ones I had before it were cheapo fashion quartz watches with the cheapest Miyota movement on them.

The difference between a good 1970s quartz movement and a crappy 2010s quartz movement is noticeable in terms of hitting the markers and doing so with way less jerk on the seconds hand, in a way that doesn鈥檛 cause this recoil that screams 鈥渃heap fashion watch鈥.

That鈥檚 a beautiful vintage Seiko that I wished made it over to me! 馃槀馃

AlohaBrah21

That鈥檚 a beautiful vintage Seiko that I wished made it over to me! 馃槀馃

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