Seiko Think The Earth wn-1

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Quartz
45 MM
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SKU AS09413
Article Number 40991823
case size 45 MM
movement Quartz
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Titanium
style Eccentric
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 20 MM
Includes Black fabric strap with titanium pin buckle.
overall condition Outstanding condition throughout. The case shows only faint signs of wear. The Earth model and hands are fantastic.
Quartz
45 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09413
Article Number 40991823
case size 45 MM
movement Quartz
approximate age 2000s
dial color Exotic
material Titanium
style Eccentric
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 20 MM
Includes Black fabric strap with titanium pin buckle.
overall condition Outstanding condition throughout. The case shows only faint signs of wear. The Earth model and hands are fantastic.

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 — especially when you come across quirky examples produced by Japanese powerhouse, Seiko.

This Seiko Think The Earth wn-1 dates back to the early 2000s and features a high-precision quartz movement built with three reducing gears in the drive train allowing for the mechanism's unique rotation. Unlike the more inexpensive quartz movements in Seiko’s arsenal, these more intricate quartz movements are hand assembled, and worthy of the praise heaped upon them by enthusiasts.

This piece features a 45mm titanium case with a removable 24-hour bezel and a domed Hardlex crystal shrouding its inner rotating globe. A simple half turn of the bezel opens up the outer case to reveal the inner module which can be removed to adjust the time.

The globe is not just decoration, but a functional component that works in tandem with its ‘hook’ timezone hand and orange ‘ping-pong ball’ minute hand located on the dial’s periphery. The ‘hook’ hour indicator rotates counterclockwise synchronically with the 3D ‘Earth’ model which rotates once a day.

Phenomenally cool. 

This piece doubles up as both a desk clock and a wrist watch when it’s paired to a black fabric strap with a titanium pin buckle.

Weird, fun and a bit of a two-for-one, this piece is as good as it gets from Seiko!

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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