This Seiko SSC819P1 Prospex Speedtimer 1969 Recreation Solar Mens Watch is an entirely new Prospex watch collection, inspired by Seiko’s professional timekeeping heritage. This timepiece is inspired by the flowing lines of the 1969 world’s first automatic chronograph watch. The latest version is conveniently solar-powered; the watch charges from both natural and electric light with no need for a battery replacement.
The watch has a 24-hour indicator, a time of day seconds hand, a 60-minute chronograph in a sub-dial at six o’clock and a power reserve function. The dial is applied sandblast finishing which ensure high levels of readability and legibility crucial to a Prospex sports watch. The case shape is faithful to the original but its 39mm diameter, the combination of hairline and smooth polishing on the bracelet and the curved sapphire glass bring it right up to date. Becoming official timekeeper for Tokyo’s high profile international sports event in 1964 was a turning point in Seiko’s history. Making precisely accurate professional timing instruments, with no prior experience, resulted in the Seiko Watch Corporation design code of visibility, legibility