Here is a vintage 1976 Seiko Chariot 2220-0430 with the much-coveted 34mm case. It is a two-hand dress watch that is very thin at about 7mm. The crystal is glass with fine scratches that are not visible in most angles. (They were difficult to photograph!) I don’t know if they can be buffed out with diamond paste but I’m sure a crystal replacement would be cheap if the scratches bother you. Coming on a barely-worn unbranded leather strap with a green lizard skin pattern, he lug width is an annoying 19mm but that was very common in the 1970s. It features a manual-wind Seiko caliber 2220 that has anchored the diverse Chariot and jewelry lines until quartz movements were put in. These watches were covered by Mr. Chow at Musings of a Watch Addict, called “the Nicole Kidman of vintage Seikos”


Independent of your opinion of Nicole Kidman, this is a beautiful and elegant dress watch. I’ve bought and sold a dozen Chariots and this one is rare in that it has a clean dial. The lug at 5 o’clock is a little rough and there is a ding on the bezel around there but it is minimal. The watch really is in great condition and keeps good time for a 41 year-old watch. Sourced from Japan, its service and ownership history is unknown. The demand for Seiko Chariot line has risen a bit lately as have the prices for examples in far inferior condition.

It does not come with any box or papers but will be packed safely and delivered in a padded package that resembles a Hot Pocket.

Asking $200 USD via PayPal, shipped and fees covered to CONUS preferred. Non-US buyers will require an additional charge for international shipping and handling. I am not entertaining any trade offers at the moment, I do not want to hear any offers, and please do not ask for my “best price.” The price is non-negotiable and all sales are final.

Additional photos and references available upon request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me here or e-mail me at: mrjamesduffy(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you for your interest. (Please excuse the dust in the photos. Natural light can cruel to even the most beautiful.)

Here are more photos of the scratches on the crystal. It is rare to get all the light reflecting off most of them at the same time. I think the largest scratch between 3 and 4 o'clock is not visible when the eye is more than a foot and a half away. The other scratches are imperceptible unless it is viewed at an extreme angle under harsh light. I really does not look bad as the photos below, I swear!