Selling this watch to someone who really wants to wear it.
I got a big pile of Seiko parts in a few months ago. In there were some NOS Seiko watch cases, but also many movements and dials. So I thought I would combine these to make one or two functional watches. This one was the birth of that.
It's a Seiko Crown J14096 Cal. 560. It has a NOS Seiko Crown J14096ED case, an original Crown dial (with some nice wear), original 560 movement and an original Seiko crown. I've fitted a NOS leather strap, which fit's the watch greatly. A friend of mine put it together, so thanks to him. Please don't think of it as Frankenwatch or anything like that. You can see it as resurrecting a watch that possibly would never exist.
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The company was founded in 1881, when Kintarō Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop called "K. Hattori" (服部時計店 Hattori Tokeiten?) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, in 1892, he began to produce clocks under the name Seikosha (精工舎 Seikōsha?), meaning roughly "House of Exquisite Workmanship". According to Seiko's official company history, titled "A Journey In Time: The Remarkable Story of Seiko" (2003), Seiko is a Japanese word meaning "exquisite" or "success" ("exquisite" is usually written 精巧 from Chinese jīngqiǎo, while the meaning "success" is usually written 成功 from Chinese chénggōng).
Seiko is perhaps best known for its wristwatches, all of which were at one time produced entirely in-house. This includes not only major items such as microgears, motors, hands, crystal oscillators, batteries, sensors, LCDs but also minor items such as the oils used in lubricating the watches and the luminous compounds used on the hands and the dials.