Vintage Seiko Flyback Chronograph ref. 7016-8001 Daini Seikosha made – All original, Serviced

In 1972, just three years after it had unveiled one of, if not the first automatic chronograph movement, Seiko introduced the most technically fascinating caliber of its time – the 17-jewel 7016A. All these years later, watchmakers still harbor a deep respect for the ingenuity and artistry that went into producing the movement, and watches powered by the latter are more sought after than ever.
The one on offer here is among the best examples we’ve ever come across – one that makes it especially easy to appreciate not only the model’s historical significance but also its exquisite aesthetic characteristics. The cherry on top – it was made in Seiko’s legendary Daini factory.
This ref. 7016-8001 Flyback Chronograph comes equipped with a 38 mm case that retains its original finishing – a blend of fine hairlines and polished details – thanks to never having been polished. The stealthy sunray texture of the dial interacts with the light that comes in through the domed acrylic crystal and thus lends the watch a lustrous quality. The dial is also in original condition (having never been repainted or otherwise tampered with) and comes adorned with faceted sword hands and applied indices. Rather unusually, the subsidiary dial at the 6 o’clock position serves a unique double purpose – its orange (the color has faded now to a light yellow) hand counts 30 or 60 elapsed minutes while the black one underneath it counts hours up to 12. Other features include a flyback complication, a quick-set date, and a day-of-the-week display adjusted by pushing the crown in.
Our offering is in good, all original condition, and it comes outfitted with its original stainless steel bracelet with Z022 endlinks. Serviced in 05.2021 and ticking per specs.

The watch is covered by 6 months of limited warranty from ChronoTimepieces.

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Additional information

Reference number

7016-8001

Movement

Automatic

Movement caliber

Seiko cal. 7016

Case material

Steel

Case size

38 mm

Condition

Good

Scope of delivery

Watch only

Strap/Bracelet

Folding clasp, Steel Bracelet

Complications/Functions

Chronograph, Date, Flyback, Luminous hands, Luminous indices, Only Original Parts, Weekday

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