6217, 62MAS, Diver's Watches, Seiko, Seiko 6105, Silverwave, Vintage
In completing the most recent project described in the previous entry, it occurred to me that it might be interesting to conduct some sort of fairly concise review of the timeline that takes us from Seiko’s first waterproof watch released at the end of the 1950’s to the evolutionary convergence limit represented by the fully formed 150m diver’s watch of the late 1970’s. In a break from my usual format, I thought that you might enjoy a video presentation and so what follows is an improvised stream of consciousness loosely constructed around five watches in my collection spanning 1959 through to 1979.
I urge you to exercise some charity in consuming this content. I have not before attempted to film at close quarters in any sort of dynamic sense and there are consequently one or two technical issues. I was speaking off the cuff too and so you may notice at least two or three statements that might not be entirely accurate! Feel free to identify them in the comments below. If you think what I have done shows any sort of promise and would like to see more, then I would welcome your encouragement. If you feel that I should just stick to just words and photos, then let me know that too. I fully intend to keep the written output rolling at at least the same rate as before and so any video augmentation will be just that.
I love everything that has to do with watches and if there is a historical component in the analysis even better, thank you for your video and sorry for my writing but I am Spanish and I use a Google translator, greetings.
Andrew Vincitore said:
Another great post. Very informative. Fascinating stuff.
Kevin Zamani said:
I very much enjoyed the thorough dive through history! Any chance of a follow up discussing Grand Seiko?
Almost certainly. I will probably wait until I’ve filled a couple of gaps before I do that but perhaps an incentive to do so.
Gilmour Brown said:
Great content, it’s a pleasure to see your fabulous restorations being displayed in a new fomat and fresh perspective.
There should be no concerns about the quality, remember your humble origins as a fettler your talent and compassion for the subject matter will take care of the rest.
Always a pleasure
Thank you. That is appreciated!
Gilmour Brown said:
‘compassion’ would be the charitable response to my poor vocabulary…chuckle 🙂
Great Martin, and I guess you are not from Yorkshire? 😃
Ha, no, but I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere else. And my kids are Yorkshire boys through and through!
Fan not Fettler said:
I have no idea if you made any errors of fact, but your presentation is – above all – personal and genuine. And to me, that’s what makes a good video. You’ve communicated the enthusiasm and detail we appreciate in your text/photo entries. Your voice, btw, is almost exactly as I imagined it. So, carry on! I’d love to see some detail restoration work as a video.
Thank you – I appreciate the feedback. We’ll see how the video side develops. I am not sure I want to try filming service work but I’ll certainly be integrating more movement stuff, along the lines of what I’ve done before, into more extended video pieces.
Ian Margetts said:
Great interesting vid Martin, clear and concise, please do some more ASAP!!
Thanks Ian. There will be more, but life’s interventions and the usual summer hiatus means that ASAP may not mean quite as soon as I think you suggest should be the case!