Aug 13, 2015

1982 Vintage Seiko 5 7009-870J "Sergeant"

Seiko 5 7009-870J "Sergeant"
Circa 1982

No nonsense. That's what I think this watch is. And hardball. And tough.

Large arabic numerals make no mistake when telling the time, the thick baton hands pointing where they're supposed to.

The gold hands hint at the hidden side of Sergeant - on closer inspection, like more tough guys, there is refinement. The numerals are lined with a gold border, offering a treat to whoever takes a closer look.

And with time, you get over the crude, utilitarian outlook and start to appreciate the beauty in something that is made to last.

1982 Vintage Seiko 5 7009-870J "Sergeant"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with day/date display
Eng / Arb day display
Polished black dial with large arabic numerals
35mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
10/20mm proprietary lug width
7009 automatic movement @ 21,600vph with quickset push for day change
Mineral glass crystal
Seiko stainless steel bracelet