The lesser-known gems of the early 1970s were the innovative chronographs produced by Seiko's Daini factory, affectionately known as the "Baby Panda." These 70XX "flybacks" exemplified groundbreaking design and represented some of Seiko's most aesthetically pleasing timepieces. Among them, the rarest are the single-register "Pandas" with the reference number 7018-8000. Despite being smaller in size at 37.5mm compared to their 61XX counterparts, they compensate with exceptional performance. These watches feature a true "fly back" functionality, allowing the chronograph to reset to zero without requiring the mechanism to stop first. By pressing and releasing the reset pusher while the sweep hand is in motion, the total can be tallied again—an intricate complication typically found only in the most intricate Swiss chronograph movements today.
This particular model is exclusively available in a white dial variant, resembling the 7018-7000. While the -7000 boasts a lug-to-lug measurement of 40mm, the -8000 is slightly larger, with a lug-to-lug of 42.5mm. Additionally, each reference comes with a distinct bracelet design.
This particular model is in NOS condition and has been serviced by our watchmaker.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan
SOLD - NOS Seiko Panda 7018-8000
The chronograph is in near-NOS condition: The case is strong with no visible scratches. The dial is the main attraction here as it is very clean and the hands are still intact.
The bracelet is in pristine condition and it is the correct one for this model and has no visible scratches and still retains its sharp edges.
The watch comes with it's original price tag and the bracelet tags.
MODEL: One Eye Panda Flyback
DIAL: Original white dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 37.5 x 43 mm, 18mm Lug Width, 19mm Height
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic Cal. 7018A
Manufacturing date: December 1971
Service History: Serviced, +5s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Bracelet XGB-111 on the links.