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. The watch could handle just about anything that was dished up but the black trim didn’t.
This is a rare perfect example of this model, note the original plastic on the back.