Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This S-WAVE was only a Ripple then...

Caliber 7S26-0110 Twenty-One Jewels
Day-date window @ 4 o'clock position
"S" signed crown @ 4 o'clock position
After much haggling with a watch shop that I did not like to shop at, I finally bought this S-WAVE (head only). The striking orange red second hand and uniquely placed day-date window moved me and I must have this watch! Luckily I managed to find a matching Paros blue croc leather to create a timeless look in her.
I understand that the S-WAVE supposedly came in retro styled steel bracelet. The shiny case has a touch of "helmet" style to it. The S-WAVE series surfaced in the 90s to target a younger crowd but somehow, this range killed itself. The different colors in the range are truly vibrant; I recalled there were green, red, orange, black, blue and yellow dials. In Singapore, you can still find the S-WAVE in couple pair at some older watch shops.

This NOS came with hangtag and the blue film still affixed on clear caseback showing the common Seiko 7S26 movement.


ojibway said...

I have this very same watch which I bought new back in the 90's. Its a lovely watch. The original strap was dk blue leather with a ss clasp. The leather was solid, not stitched, soft on the inside. I have tried to get the same replacement but no luck.

Anonymous said...

The original strap was solid leather - no stitching, in blue, smooth outside and soft inside with seiko clasp.
I tried to get a replacement but the best I could find was a good quality blue woven strap with seiko clasp.