Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Seiko Alba AKA V657 Orange Chronograph

Today's watch is one of the mid 90s fashion watches from Seiko.

The watch is part of the AKA range of watches released by the Seiko brand Alba. Many of the watches released by the sub-brands of Seiko have appeared under the different names (for example Alba and  Pulsar), but the AKA range seems to have been am Alba exclusive. The range came out in the mid 90s and was aimed at the young and fashionable, but were not a cheap line of watches.

This model I've blogged before, but in a different colour. It is an analogue watch based around the V657 quartz module. It is a 3 hand dial design, with 3 smaller dials at the 6, 9, and 12 o'clock positions, and a date window at the 3 o'clock position. The smaller dials are for the chronograph features and show 1/10th sec, seconds, and minutes.

This watch has a round face with a shiny orange dial, and there are blue and red minutes markers around the edge. It has a common AKA steel strap design with the first section shaped a little like a  tuning fork (or robot hand), and an AKA stamped clasp.

This particular model was made in 1996 and has the model number V657-6030 (which is the same for all of the colour variations).

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