Watch Of The Day: About Vintage 1969 Quartz
About Vintage designs timepieces that pay homage the most influential accomplishments in timekeeping history and borrow styles from watches that have remained relevant and revered through the test of time. For example – the About Vintage 1957 draws inspiration from the legendary chronograph timepieces engineered in ’57, using oversized graphical lines and balanced details in salute.
On Christmas day in 1969, Seiko released the world’s very first commercial quartz watch: Astron ( formally the Seiko-Quartz Astron 35SQ). The quartz movement had a massive impact on horologic history by allowing timepieces to be smaller, more accurate, and watches more affordable. About Vintage salutes this influential industry accomplishment with the About Vintage 1969 Quartz.
Modeled after the very first quartz movement watches, About Vintage has done a great job bringing the vintage details together with modern design through a clean, minimal style. With a case that measures 7-8mm thick, I love the compact look and comfort that comes with the About Vintage 1969.
Super-domed mineral crystal protects a silver-white dial featuring royal blue hands and hour-marker dots. Engineered with 316 High Precision steel no. 15, this shining steel case proves tough for everyday wear. Powered by the remarkably reliable Ronda 763 Swiss Quartz Movement, this timepiece’s accuracy comes maintenance free.
Manufactured with an individual number engraved on the back of the case and shipped in a beautiful walnut wood box, About Vintage was sure to consider every detail of the watch buying experience. Which explains their commitment to affordable, reasonably priced watches.
Thanks to our friends at Huckberry, you can get the About Vintage 1969 Quartz watch for just $224.98 (10% off).
Salute one of the biggest accomplishments in horologic history today:
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