The 30-second summary.
Want a vintage watch that can check your pulse rate, is a flyback back, and don't want to spend a lot of money? This could just be the watch for you.
What's so special about the watch?
The 7017 is one special chronograph movement - a three hander flyback. While lacking the chronograph registers of the other 701X watches, "Doc" gives the simplicity of a minute counter without having to stop and reset each time you want to have another go.
Pair that with its sporty appeal and large case, and you have something suited for today's outgoing vintage lover.
What are the functions of the watch?
Day, date, minute chronograph with flyback function.
Let me tell you about the case...
Cushion is not really a common case in the vintage Seiko world, so when one comes along it's aways a nice surprise. The sides of the case are given a polished finishing, which till now retains their shine with what must be good care from its previous owner.
On the top a brushed finish lines the surface, also free from abuse. The thin beveled bezel is a nice touch to the case, framing the matte black dial nicely.
Behind, the screw down case back is free from heavy machine marks, the embossed markings still clear and distinct.
And now the dial...
A matte black dial adorns the inside of the case, with red and white contrasting for a very sporty appeal. The perimeter of the dial is reserved for the pulsimeter function, a stark red indicator of 15 pulses that you read off the clearly marked white numerals along the edges.
Micro-minute markings close off the time telling portion of the dial from the chronograph functions, the watch's lume indices streaking out from the edge of the inner circle and towards the center hands. The day and date window, often an abrupt distraction to an otherwise simplistic dial dial, has its own white printed frame, a welcome addition given that the discs inside of them are black with white contrasting day and date wheels.
The Seiko 5 Sports logo, Speed-Timer branding and Daini Factory insignia are all printed onto the dial, consistent with the rest of the dial's markings.
Let's not forget the hands...
Sword hands with lume matching the ones on the indices reach out at just the right lengths to make reading time easy. A broad, tapered red sweeping seconds tops it all off, brightly for ease of use when reading someone's pulse with the watch.
"Doc" - 1971 Seiko 5 Sports 7017-8000 Flyback Pulsimeter
This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. Buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
- Hour and minute hands with day-date display
- Day-Date display at 3'O with quickset operated through crown
- Matte black dial with white and red printed markings
- 38mm stainless steel case
- 42mm lug-to-lug
- 18mm lug width
- 7017 automatic flyback chronograph @ 21,600vph
- Mineral glass crystal
- Aftermarket black leather rally strap
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Make that dream watch a little more attainable with a partial payment plan. With a non-refundable 25% reservation fee, you get the option of repaying the rest of the watch over a four week period. Shipment will be made once full payment is received. Contact me to pay for this watch via partial payments.
If watches received are not as described, they are entitled to a 14-day defect warranty from the date of receipt of the watch.