Seiko Astron GPS

Regular price
$550
Regular price
Sale price
$550
REF 8X82-0AC0
Quartz
48 MM
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SKU AS07419
Article Number 40990783
ref 8X82-0AC0
case size 48 MM
movement Quartz
approximate age 2020s
dial color Gray
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Signed black silicon strap with signed steel keeper and steel deployant clasp.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from careful handling. Luminous sunburst dark grey dial with silver subsidiary register rings is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.
REF 8X82-0AC0
Quartz
48 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07419
Article Number 40990783
ref 8X82-0AC0
case size 48 MM
movement Quartz
approximate age 2020s
dial color Gray
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 22 MM
Includes Signed black silicon strap with signed steel keeper and steel deployant clasp.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from careful handling. Luminous sunburst dark grey dial with silver subsidiary register rings is in as-new condition with matching handset. Unsigned crown.

Why We Love it

Sure, we’re mostly about mechanical watches here at Analog:Shift. But certain quartz-powered timepieces are simply too cool to ignore.

The Seiko Astron is one such watch. Launched in 1969 as the world’s first quartz-powered timepiece, it’s always been a cutting-edge model family. These days, however, the Astron name indicates the presence of GPS technology and solar-powered charging, which allows a contemporary Astron watch to adjust automatically to the local time as one travels across 39 time zones. Pretty darn neat, if you ask us!

This particular Astron, a Reference 8X82-0AC0, is housed in a 48mm stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal, a ceramic crown, four function pushers, and a black ceramic tachymeter bezel. It features a sunburst grey dial with hovering luminous indices, an outer, white UTC rehaut, a luminous handset, a date window at 4:30, and a triple-register display providing running seconds, a secondary time zone, a function selector, and more.

Powered by a solar-powered Seiko Astron movement and paired to a black rubber bracelet with an unsigned deployant clasp, this is a 21st-century tool watch through and through, and perfect for the modern traveler.

Check it out for yourself!

Brand Story

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For over 140 years, Seiko has been cranking out innovative and impeccably engineered watches at every price point, from entry-level Seiko 5s to world-class haute horlogerie pieces under the Grand Seiko brand. Underpinning the company’s efforts has been the mass production of reliable and accurate movements paired with a wide array of case and dial configurations.
Founded in 1881 by clockmaker and businessman Kintarō Hattori in Tokyo, Japan as “K. Hattori,” Seiko began importing Western timepieces and selling them in the local market. In 1892, Hattori changed the name of the firm to Seikosha (“house of exquisite workmanship”), which was further altered to “Seiko” in 1924. Following the Second World War, during which Seiko produced watches for the Japanese military, the company began its streak of innovations based upon affordable, in-house movements and Japanese savoir faire. These included myriad dive watches such as the famed 6105 and the fan-favorite 6139 chronograph.

Later, in 1969, Seiko would go on to produce the Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. This technological innovation was followed by the Seiko Kinetic in the 1980s, which married quartz accuracy with automatic, self-powering functionality. Today, Seiko’s product offerings are vast, including dress watches, dive watches, chronographs and much more, all of which are powered by in-house movements comprising different types of technology.

Despite a move toward luxury positioning and pricing in the brand’s modern offerings, vintage Seiko classics can still be had at incredibly reasonable prices today, making them a favorite entry point into the vintage watch world for myriad collectors. From their availability in post exchanges on military bases around the world to their fame from films such as Apocalypse Now to their presence at six Olympic Games, Seiko watches are deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the contemporary collector.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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