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Seiko Quartz Type II 8223-6030 (Sold)


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Category Type II Tags Sold
Manufacture Seiko
Model Type II
Reference 8223 6030 (QFR070)
Movement Quartz at 0,5 spd
Serial No. 14XXXX
Case Steel, Classic design 34x38x09mm
Crystal Mineral
Dial Silver linen
Bracelet Leather
Lugs 18mm
Production 1981-04
Condition Excellent
Service New battery 06-2019
Box No
Papers No

Seiko used the Type II designation on certain vintage quartz watches to indicate watches moderately priced in comparison to its expensive caliber series 38 and 48 watches. But at 18,000 to 34,000 yen these watches were still more expensive than most of the contemporary Seiko automatics.

These watches appear in the Seiko catalogs from 1976 through 1984. The zenith of the Type II watches was 1979 when 95 models appeared in the catalog. Offerings then quickly declined with only a few models in calibers 7123 and 8223 from 1981 through 1984.

Most of the Type II watches are high accuracy quartzes and this one too runs at 15 seconds per month.

Some of these watches have the same day option as their ancestors in the 0923 QZ line, Seiko provided the user with two fonts and one Kanji. To choose from these three one just has to quickset to one option first and only then start setting the date.

The following calibers are included in the Type II family: 0903, 0923, 4316, 4336, 4622, 4623, 7546, 7559, 7122, 7123 and 8223.