Thursday, 21 June 2012

Seiko Alba AKA V742 - Silver Limited Edition

I've posted a lot of the late 90s Citizen watches, recently, but not much about their rivals Seiko/Alba.
1999 was the 20th anniversary of the Alba brand, and as this limited edition Alba watch has only 1999 watches made, I guess this was a special release to mark Alba's birthday.
The watch is part of the Alba AKA range, and is a shiny variant on the models referred to in the catalogue as AMBN...
Design of the watch is very futuristic with interlocking metal pieces, rounded design, and very shiny finish, but is a very simple type of watch.
It is powered by a V742 module, and is a 3-hand dial with date. The watch is 10 bar water resistant. AKA is stamped in several places on the strap (which has a part number of F153AZ.E).

The full watch model number is V742-5A20, and I guess this was released in 1999. The normal versions of the AMBN... watches were originally sold for 17,000yen (1999 prices).

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