Saturday, 5 May 2012

Seiko Alba nn V501

Yesterday's and today's watches have a slight similarly - they both have hands that point to different dials depending on what time it is.
This watch is from the Seiko Alba label, and may be called the nn (as it is the only writing on the dial). It could also be part of the Neatnik range (nn=neatnik?) which fits in with some of the watches design features. Based on the serial number, it was made in 1999, but it doesn't appear in the Alba 1999 vol 1 catalogue.
To tell the time, you need to look at both the colour and position of the hands. Both the hour and minute hand go across the whole width of the dial, and have half red and half yellow. The markings on each dial have two sets of numbers that match the hands colours (red being 12 to 6 and 0 to 30, and yellow being 6 to 12 and 30 to 60). In the pictures, the time shows as 9:40, but the hand position makes it seem like 3:10.
This is a very unusual Alba, which I have only seen once, and can't find anything about on the internet.
The full model number is V501-5F10.

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