Presenting this exquisite New Old Stock (NOS) Seiko Speedtimer Chronograph Ref. 7017-6050 from the 1970s. This chronograph holds a unique distinction as the first rally meter specifically designed for rally navigators to maintain precise speed and rhythm within speed-regulated zones.
During this period, a competition between two divisions of Seiko, Daini-Seikosha and Suwa-Seikosha, emerged. While Suwa produced the cal. 6139, the world's first automatic chronograph, Daini responded by creating the thinnest automatic chronograph movement ever manufactured. With a remarkable thickness of only 5.9 mm, the 7017 set a new record as the world's slimmest chronograph movement.
The 7017-6050 Rally Meter features an unconventional design for a chronograph of its time. It possesses a single logarithmic scale that revolves around a fixed scale on the dial. Its sole purpose is to calculate speed and distance covered during a regular rally. This distinctive characteristic earned it the nickname "The Eyeless Rally" (「目なしラリー」) due to the absence of sub-dials.
Since this Speedtimer is NOS, it will be sold as is.
Servicing is possible for 40,000 JPY extra, please contact us if you would like to service it.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - NOS Seiko Speedtimer 7017-6050
This watch is in NOS condition: No visible scratches on the case, the dial is in immaculate condition and all the functions work without any issues.
The watch comes with the original price tag, instructions manual, and bracelet tag.
DIAL: Original black dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 43mm Diameter, 41mm Lug to Lug, 13mm Height, 19mm Lug Width
CRYSTAL: Domed Acrylic
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Cal.7017A (Self-Winding)
Manufacturing date: August 1971
Service History: Not serviced, +45s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original Seiko Speedtimer JDM Bracelet XAA521