Why Chrono24? Log in
Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items
Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Clasp
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

Seiko Grand Seiko STGF091
C$ 4,596
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko Nasa Spinoff
C$ 625
Seller
Private Seller
 
CA
Seiko Grand Seiko 18k Yellow Gold 34mm 9581-7000 Quartz
C$ 3,329
Seller
Alux Watches
402
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch SAS032
C$ 2,598
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko : Grand Seiko : SBGX259 : Stainless Steel
C$ 2,332
Seller
Bernard Watch Co.
381
US
Seiko Grand Seiko Quartz 40mm SBGV205
C$ 4,397
Free shipping
Seller
Chrono Hour Passion
508
US
Seiko クレドール クォーツ GTWF984 2F70-6490
C$ 6,156
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko Velatura Kinetic Direct Drive Black Stainless Steel...
C$ 1,066
Free shipping
Seller
Collectors Coins & Jewelry
242
US
Seiko Grand Seiko
C$ 6,462
Seller
JapanEasy Watches
330
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSE041
C$ 1,932
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko Prospex Tuna 200M
C$ 400
Seller
Private Seller
 
CA
Seiko GRAND SEIKO GMT SBGN007 Limited Edition - 100% Complete...
C$ 4,996
Seller
Timeless Luxury Watches
48
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch SSE117
C$ 1,899
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Prospex SEIKO PROSPEX SKY RADIO SYNC SOLAR WORLD TIME...
C$ 1,095
Seller
Watchosity
53
CA
Seiko Grand Seiko Quartz 40mm SBGV205
C$ 3,997
Free shipping
Seller
Chrono Hour Passion
508
US
Seiko クレドール クォーツ GTWF993 2F70-0310
C$ 4,920
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko King Quartz 1980 Mens Made in Japan Vintage Precision...
C$ 1,038
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
492
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph
C$ 2,931
Seller
JapanEasy Watches
330
US
Seiko Grand Seiko STGF079
C$ 4,330
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
TOP
Seiko Caesar
C$ 1,065
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Seiko GRAND SEIKO SBGT241 25th Anniversary L.E - 100% Complete...
C$ 4,263
Seller
Timeless Luxury Watches
48
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch SSE095
C$ 1,699
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Prospex SEIKO PROSPEX WORLD TIME SOLAR SSC487P1
C$ 850
Seller
Watchosity
53
CA
Seiko Men's Solar Chronograph Two Tone Black And White Dial
C$ 633
Free shipping
Seller
Chronos Timepieces
 
US
Seiko グランドセイコー クォーツ 4J52-0AD0
C$ 4,549
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko Elegant Men's King Quartz 0853-8000G Day Date Dress...
C$ 1,038
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
492
US
Seiko Prospex Darth Tuna
C$ 2,731
Seller
JapanEasy Watches
330
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSE085
C$ 1,799
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko Sportura
C$ 225
Seller
Private Seller
US
Seiko Tuna Marinemaster Professional 300 SBBN033 - 100%...
C$ 1,266
Seller
Timeless Luxury Watches
48
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch SSE096
C$ 1,699
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Prospex SEIKO PROSPEX GMT SUN049P1
C$ 595
Seller
Watchosity
53
CA
Seiko Men's Solar Silver tone Black Dial Steel Bracelet
C$ 526
Free shipping
Seller
Chronos Timepieces
 
US
Seiko クレドール クォーツ 2F70-0310
C$ 4,055
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko King Quartz 1980s Made in Japan Stainless St Mens...
C$ 1,038
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
492
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph
C$ 2,591
Free shipping
Seller
JapanEasy Watches
330
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar World Time Limited Edition SSE091
C$ 2,332
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko Grand Seiko
C$ 4,530
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Seiko Coutura Stainless Steel Black Dial Two Tone Men's Watch...
Price on request
Seller
Certified Watch Store
297
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Giugiaro Design Watch SSE121
C$ 2,898
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Prospex SEIKO PROSPEX SEA SOLAR CHRONOGRAPH DIVER'S...
C$ 475
Seller
Watchosity
53
CA
Seiko Men's Chronograph Solar Classic Black Dial Steel Bracelet
C$ 500
Free shipping
Seller
Chronos Timepieces
 
US
Seiko グランドセイコー クォーツ SBGV233 9F82-0AF0
C$ 3,066
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko Men's Japan Type II 8223-7010 Day Date Quartz Dress...
C$ 1,038
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
492
US
Seiko Scubmaster Pipin 200M Diver Watch 5M45-6A70
C$ 1,166
Seller
Vintage Watch Hunter
19
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual Time SSE063
C$ 2,198
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko SBCW009; Seiko; Landmaster
C$ 2,931
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Seiko Core Silver Dial Leather Strap Men's Watch Srn049
Price on request
Seller
Certified Watch Store
297
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar Giugiaro Design Watch SSE037
C$ 2,698
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Grand Seiko Quartz Stainless Steel Watch SBGV225 (NEW)
C$ 3,131
Free shipping
Seller
Japan J Watches
US
Seiko Men's Solar Chronograph Silver Tone Black Dial
C$ 500
Free shipping
Seller
Chronos Timepieces
 
US
Seiko グランドセイコー クォーツ SBGX067 9F62-0AE0
C$ 2,497
Free shipping
Seller
Ippuukishi US LLC
25
US
Seiko Type II Quartz 1980s Made in Japan Stainless Steel Mens...
C$ 1,038
Free shipping
Seller
GMTSKY
492
US
Seiko 1970s QZ Blue Dial Quartz Watch Dead Stock 0923-5000
Price on request
Seller
Vintage Watch Hunter
19
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar World Time SSE111
C$ 1,932
Free shipping
Seller
WatchBox
522
US
Seiko Astron GPS Solar World Time Novak Djokovic Limited...
C$ 2,398
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Seiko Prospex
C$ 466
Seller
Empire Times LLC
16
US
Seiko Sportura GPS Solar Watch SSF003
C$ 1,152
Seller
Luxury Bazaar
91
US
Seiko Grand Seiko 9F Quartz SBGV223 (NEW)
C$ 3,113
Free shipping
Seller
Japan J Watches
US
Seiko Platinum Tuna "MM1000" SBBN029 on grey leather (RARE)
C$ 4,130
Seller
Parkbury & Dunn
5
US
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

Seiko Wristwatches with Quartz Movements

From the very beginning, Seiko has been a pioneer of quartz watches. The Japanese manufacturer has been the driving force behind developments in quartz watches since 1969. Today Seiko offers these watches in every price range.

Highlights

  • Seiko Astron 35SQ: the world's first mass-produced quartz watch
  • Large selection of watches for every occasion and every price range
  • Use of innovative technologies, such as solar, Kinetic, and Spring Drive

Quartz Watches from Seiko – A Success Story

On December 25, 1969, Seiko heralded a small revolution: It was on this day that the Japanese watch manufacturer introduced the Astron 35SQ, the world's first quartz watch ready for series production.

Since then the Japanese watch-making giant has continued to lead the way in the development of quartz watches. In 1988, they introduced the first watches with the Automatic Generating System, a technology which we call "Kinetic" today. These watches are charged using the movement of a rotor, as found in mechanical watches. However, instead of winding a spring, it generates electrical energy. This energy is then saved in a battery.

A further milestone for Seiko was the Spring Drive. It is essentially a mechanical automatic movement with a new escapement system controlled by a quartz crystal.

Advice for Buying Seiko Quartz Watches

Model Price (approx.) Movement type Movement
Grand Seiko SBGX261 1,650 euros High-precision quartz 9F62
Astron 40th Anniv. S23617J1 3,500 euros High-precision quartz 9F62
Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SSE003J1 1,590 euros Solar 8X82
Prospex Solar Chronograph Diver’s Limited Edition SBDL045 430 euros Solar V175
Premier Kinetic Perpetual SNP143P1 550 euros Kinetic 7D56
Sportura GPS Solar World Time SSF003J1 750 euros Solar 8X22
Premier SKP395P1 250 euros Quartz 7N39

Grand Seiko – Outstanding Precision

Seiko's exquisite Grand Seiko collection has featured watches with quartz movements since 1988. The exceptionally precise 9F calibers were introduced to the line in 1993. These movements deviate a maximum of +/- 10 seconds per year. The second hand points directly at the second markers and avoids reverberations thanks to an additional wheel. Fluctuations in temperature are constantly being measured and the resulting deviations are corrected. All of this is contained inside classically modest stainless steel cases with matching stainless steel bracelets.

The entry price for high-precision quartz watches in the Grand Seiko collection sits around 1,650 euros. For this price, you can get a Grand Seiko SBGX261 in mint condition with a diameter of 37 mm and the caliber 9F62.

Astron – A Long Quartz Tradition

The Seiko Astron 35SQ is the mother of all quartz wristwatches. In 2009, Seiko reissued the quartz Astron once more as the Commemorative Edition S23617J1. The precision caliber 9F62 ticks inside its 41-mm black titanium case. The strap is made of black silicon. Seiko released 200 of these watches. If you want one to call your own, plan to spend around 3,500 euros.

Seiko continues to use quartz movements in their current Astron models. However, they now feature solar technology and GPS . The changing of batteries is as much a thing of the past as setting the time – light provides the necessary energy, and the watches determine their exact position, time zone, and time using four or more GPS satellites. Younger Astron models also have as basic features daylight savings functions and perpetual calendars, which will be accurate until February 28, 2100.

However, there are differences among models when it comes to complications. The Astron GPS Solar Chronograph SSE003J1 has a full-fledged stopwatch function that measures up to six hours, for example. You can acquire such a watch for about 1,590 euros.

On the other hand, the Astron GPS Solar Dual Time with caliber 8X53 can display a second time zone using a subdial at 6 o'clock. The version SSE077J1 with a stainless steel case and bracelet costs about 1,250 euros.

The Astron GPS Solar is also available with an outsize date. You will perhaps find the Astron GPS Solar Novak Djokovic Limited Edition SSE143J1 with caliber 8X42 particularly interesting. Its outsize date display is located at 12 o'clock. This 45-mm stainless steel watch with a hard black coating and black silicon strap costs approximately 1,590 euros.

Prospex – Watches with Resiliency

Models from the Prospex collection are especially popular among extreme athletes. In particular, divers will find what they are looking for here. An example is the Prospex Solar Chronograph Diver's Limited Edition SBDL045 with a water resistance of up to 200 m. It is powered by the solar quartz movement V175, which features a stopwatch for measuring times of up to 60 minutes alongside a 24-hour display. The price point for these watches is around 430 euros.

Conversely, Seiko utilized a Kinetic caliber in its Prospex Kinetic GMT Diver's diving watch. The wearer's movements provide the caliber 5M85 with energy. You should set aside close to 400 euros for the variant SUN019P1 with a stainless steel bracelet. The model SUN019P2 with a black urethane strap costs around 450 euros.

Premier – Watches with Elegance

If you're in the market for an especially flat and classically stylish watch, look no further than the quartz models in the Premier collection. The stainless steel case of these two-hand watches is only 6 mm thick thanks to the quartz caliber 7N39. With a white dial, a date display at 6 o'clock, and a leather band, an SKP395P1 costs about 250 euros.

The solar models in the Premier collection are also quite flat at 11 mm. Since these watches get energy from ambient light, there's no need to worry about changing the battery. You can get an SNE455P1 with a black dial and stainless steel bracelet for as little as 280 euros.

Seiko also offers watches with Kinetic technology and perpetual calendars in its Premier collection. The caliber 7D56 shows the month and leap year on a subdial at 6 o'clock, while the outsize date can be found at 12 o'clock. An additional 24-hour display is located between 3 and 4 o'clock. Be prepared to spend around 550 euros for a Premier Kinetic Perpetual SNP143P1 with a stainless steel bracelet.

Sportura – Watches for Sportsmen

Seiko consistently turns to modern quartz technology for the current models of the Sportura collection. The solar caliber 8X22 is used in the Sportura GPS Solar World Time. In addition to a world and daylight savings function, this watch also features a perpetual calendar, which will be accurate until February 28, 2100, and offers the possibility to set the time and time zone using GPS. The price for an SSF003J1 with a stainless steel bracelet sits around 750 euros.

On the other hand, plan to spend close to 400 euros for a Sportura Perpetual Solar Alarm Chronograph SSC357P1. This watch features not only a perpetual calendar and a stopwatch function but also an alarm function.

Last but not least is the Sportura Kinetic GMT. Seiko decided on the Kinetic caliber 5M85 with a date display at 3 o'clock and a second time zone for these watches. Plan a budget of around 350 euros for an SUN015P1 with a stainless steel bracelet.

How does a quartz watch work?

Every watch needs a time keeper. While a balance wheel powers mechanical watches, quartz watches are driven by a quartz crystal, hence the name. Since the late 19th century, people have known that the so-called piezoelectric effect can occur with certain metals and crystals. This means that an electric voltage arises when such crystals are deformed. This process is also reversible: when you apply electricity to these crystals, they become deformed.

All of that is to say that you can get a quartz crystal to start oscillating by applying an electric voltage. This is exactly what is done in a quartz watch. The ideal shape for such a quartz crystal is that of a tuning fork. Rod-shaped quartz crystals may also be used in lower-priced movements since they are less difficult to produce.

No matter what shape the quartz is, it powers the watch with a consistent frequency. Most modern quartz watches have a frequency of 32,768 Hz. Using a microchip, this frequency can be quite easily converted into a stroke the length of a second and sent as a signal to a stepping motor. In turn, the motor moves the hands using a gear.

Where does a quartz watch get its energy?

Quartz watches need a source of electrical energy. In the most simple watches, this energy comes from a small battery. Once its energy is used up, the battery needs to be changed, which is not only expensive and time-consuming but also a burden on the environment.

For this reason, modern quartz watches take advantage of other technologies, such as solar cells. These cells transform ambient light into electrical energy and then store it in small rechargeable batteries. Even kinetic energy can be used. The movement of the watch on the wrist sets a rotor in motion, just as in a mechanical watch with an automatic caliber. This electrical energy is also stored in a rechargeable battery.

The History of Quartz Watches

In the beginning, quartz clocks were large, heavy, and anything but transportable. However, after ten years in development, Seiko's engineers managed to comfortably fit the necessary circuitry on an integrated circuit (IC) inside a wristwatch in 1969. The watch was effective. It was far ahead of most mechanically powered watches in terms of accuracy and power reserve. Not even the price, which at the time was that of a small car, could stop the triumph of the quartz watch.

Prices subsequently fell rapidly and quartz watches became a mass-produced product that not even long-established industry giants like Patek Philippe, TAG Heuer, Breitling, or Omega could ignore. Even Rolex offered models with quartz calibers for a period of time. Today a Rolex Oyster Quartz Datejust ref. 17013 costs almost 3,000 euros in fine condition.

The quartz crisis caused many smaller mechanical watch manufacturers unexpected problems from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Many of them even had to close up shop. Seiko itself was hit by the crisis and temporarily halted the production of mechanical watches under the Grand Seiko label in 1975.