Seiko Duo Divers 1984


It’s hard to find a quartz watch in my collection but this one warrants a place.

It’s a 1984 Seiko Duo Divers watch, rated to 150 meters.

Duos, the name that Seiko called this type that combined digital and analogue displays made the watch very versatile with several functions. This one, (calibre H558) features; complete calendar, stopwatch, alarm and dual time. It also has a light to illuminate the digital display.

Seiko made a complete range of duos, from dress watches to everyday to special purpose watches such as this one.

The large black plastic trim made this watch very distinctive but was also it’s downfall, it was easily damaged and over time became brittle and would crack, bear in mind that this type of watch appeals not only to the amateur diver but also to the bloke that is going to subject it to some rough treatment.  This watch could handle just about anything that was dished up but the black trim didn’t.

It also another claim to fame. In the 1985 film, “A View to a Kill”, James Bond was wearing this Seiko in some scenes

This is a rare perfect example of this model, note the original plastic on the back.


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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