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For sale we have a Rare Seiko watch from October of 1969. It is the reference 2559-3010 which is an uncommon example. It is an excellent late 1960s design with its TV shaped case and use of brushed finishing. The electric blue dial is eyecatching and shines in the light with its lacquer finish. It is on its original Seiko Stelux mesh bracelet which completes the futuristic and clean look. Inside is a hi-beat cal 2559A movement with 24 jewels which is keeping great time to under 3 seconds variation a day. The watch comes within a period and possibly original Seiko box.


The case is well proportioned at 30mm wide x 29.5mm in length, with a lug-to-lug measurement of 31mm. A slightly rectangular TV steel case made of Stainless steel, with excellent use of brushed finishing to embody the best design elements of the late 1960s. There are subtle curves to the top and bottom, with hidden lugs and a bevelled angle to the sides of the case with polished and brushed finishing.


The case back snaps into place with notches either end. It is a solid block which contains the movement. The crown is a split stem which pulls out to release the movement. The crystal sits on top of this and is pushed into the front piece of the case. The rear is signed with a serial number dating it to 1969 with the reference.


Undoubtably the standout element of the watch is the bright electric blue dial which changes from a deep blue to a light blue in the sunlight. Its lacquered finish is good with no cracking or damage. The simplistic applied baton markers shine bright with a mirror polished finish, with the dial has a simple cross hair to the centre. The Seiko and 24 jewel signing is offset and unconventional but balanced. The sword hour and minute hands are clean with a silver mirror polished finish. They are protected by the original acrylic crystal.


The watch its presented on its original Seiko Stelux bracelet, UK Pat 1095455. It is a mesh bracelet which adds to the elegant case and dial combination. It will fit up to a 7.5” wrist diameter.


Inside is the Seiko 2559A manual wind hi-beat movement with 24 jewels and shock protection. A very accurate movement keeping time to within 3 seconds a day.


Not a commonly seen model, with a great case design, bracelet pairing, dial tone and hi-beat manual wind movement.


Please see the images as these compliment and aid the description provided below.

A further condition report is below.



The dial is original and is in good condition for the age. It has a deep blued dial which shines in the light with its lacquered finish. It has some light marks.



The hands are original of sword style in a silver tone. They have some light scratching but are in overall good condition with little corrosion.



The acrylic crystal is original. It has some light scratches associated with age.



The crown is original. It is chrome plated and has some slight wear on the face.



The rectangular case is Stainless Steel. It has a flat front with curves to the top and bottom. It has a brushed finish on the front. The sides have a polished bevel and a brushed section. It has light surface scratching and is unpolished.



The case back is Stainless Steel and is in good original condition. It has polished sides with a brushed centre. The engraving is clear. It has light surface scratching associated with ageing.



The watch its original Seiko Stelux bracelet UK Pat 1095455. It is a mesh bracelet which is in average condition with some bending associated with age. It will fit up to a 7.5” wrist diameter.



The movement is a Seiko 2559A. It is a 24 jewel movement with shock protection and a hi-beat rate of 28,800 BPH.


The service history is unknown, but the movement is in very good condition and is keeping very good time. It has a daily variation of +3 seconds a day with an amplitude of 270 degrees and a beat error of 0.1m/s.


Case dimensions:

Case width: 30mm

Case width with crown: 31.5mm

Case length: 29.5mm

Case length lug to lug: 31mm

Case Depth: 7mm

Lug width: 18mm

October 1969 Seiko 2559-3010 TV case Electric blue watch 24 jewel 2559A hi-beat

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