Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Alba Chrono W348

All of the big watch manufacturers made too many different models of watch to count them all, so it is not unusual to find models which don't appear online too much. Today's model is one of those.

This watch is by the Seiko brand Alba, and is based around their W348 module. It is an LCD model with a fast chronograph function. The watch will measure to the 1/1000 of a second, which is probably much faster than the users reaction speed. It has a rectangular LCD display, with the two lines of numbers/text only covering just over the bottom half of the panel. In that part there are two lines, the normal 6 digit time, with the date and day above. Over that are a set of 10 blocks which fill and empty with the seconds, and a curved set of blocks (at the left) which fill and empty with the 10 seconds. Along the very top of the LCD are the mode markers for the watch. For modes, the watch has stopwatch, timer, alarm (x3), and dual time.

This particular model is a colourful one in blue, green, and red, and has the model number of W348-4A10. From the serial number and style, I think it is from 1994, and my hunch was confirmed as I found it in the 1995 catalogue. In there it shows a catalogue number of ADQD007, and an original sale price of ¥6,000.

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