Saturday, November 24, 2012

Seiko Bullhead Chronograph Reissue

Seiko will be releasing reissue models of the vintage bullhead style chronograph of the 70’s. The bullhead nickname is derived from the location of the pushers at the top of the watch case which if you use your imagination, look like the horns on a bull. Uniquely styled, it does make the use of the pushers easier, especially for lefties.


Unlike their predecessors, these models will be quartz featuring the 7T92 caliber. I’m sure this will disappoint many, however, use of a mechanical chronograph caliber would simply put these models out of reach of most buyers. Besides, the 7T92 is no slouch of a quartz chronograph caliber as it has a dual timing register at 3 o’clock with a maximum timing capacity of 12 hours at 1/20 second resolution.

Style wise, these look fantastic. Case angles and hooded lugs very similar to the vintage models and I love the simple baton hands and triple register layout. Four models will be released. The SCEB009 is a basic black dial. By far my favorite is the brown (or as I like to think of it...root beer) dial with contrasting tan subdials SCEB015. The remaining two models are both black IP coated with either gold accents (SCEB011) or blue accents (SCEB013).

Available for only the Japanese domestic market with prices between 24,000 and 28,000 Yen, these are priced fully at less than $340 USD and should be available by the end of November.

Click HERE for more details.


Irwan Jayalaras said...

the blue and black one is cool!

Jeff S. said...

From what I am hearing, the watch has folde links. But from what I am seeing, they're solid. So what gives...? solid or folded?

And as far as that 1/10th second dial, the one all the way to the left, does that thing spin continually so long as you're timing something? I need a chrono that I can use to time several hours, and having to look at that thing spinning around furiously for hours is going to be a bit distracting.

Spin Doctor said...

Jeff. One owner has told me personally that the links are folded although cleverly disguised. You can see this in pictures looking at the polished edge of the link you will see a line.

If you search for the Seiko 7T92 manual it will indicate that the 1/20 second hand will move for only 10 minutes then park at 0. When timing is stopped, it will then indicate the 1/20 second timing.