Introducing the stunning Seiko 5 Sports Speedtimer Rally Meter 7015-7010, also known as the "Blue Rally" or 「青ラリー」in Japan.
While many collectors tend to focus on Seiko's Suwa-produced 613X chronographs, it's worth noting that Seiko's Daini division also developed their own impressive 701X calibers.
Daini's chronographs may lack the minute and hour registers typically found in other models, but they compensate for it with unique features exclusive to their designs. The Rally Meter 7015-7010 from April 1973 stands out as one of the most visually appealing chronographs in the Speedtimer lineup. Its conical case widens at the bottom and slopes sharply towards the bezel. The well-proportioned lugs allow for a seamless integration with the original triple-hinged XLA071 "5 Sports" bracelet, commonly seen in 6139 models. Interestingly, this is the only Daini chronograph that shares the same XLA071 bracelet with Suwa's 6139 series.
Taking a closer look at the dial, the matte black bezel insert features a pristine silver and yellow tachymetric scale. The dial itself exhibits a captivating layered effect, with the lower portion displaying a charcoal sunburst finish adorned with applied markers. This lower section is framed by a metallic silver upper ring trimmed in black and electric blue. Adding to its functionality, a glossy black rotating inner bezel completes the slide rule function outlined on the dial. The hour and minute hands are elegantly polished batons with luminescent material, beautifully balanced by a vibrant orange sweep hand.
Highly sought-after in Japan, this model ranks among the rarest variations within the Rally Meter collection.
SOLD - Seiko Speedtimer Rallymeter 7015-7010
The chronograph is in amazing condition: The case is strong with just some light scratches. The dial is the main attraction here as it is very clean and the hands are still intact. The inner bezel is clean and legible and rotates smoothly.
The outer bezel has some small bumps on the edges but it doesn't ruin the overall look. There is one small scratch at around 4'Oclock but barely visible.
The bracelet is in very good condition and has few scratches and still retains its sharp edges.
The glass has been replaced with a new one.
MODEL: Speedtimer Rallymeter Eyeless-Rally
DIAL: Original white/charcoal dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 43mm x 43mm, 19mm Lug Width
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic Cal. 7015A
Manufacturing date: April 1973
Service History: Movement lubed, +15s/day
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Seiko 5 Sports Bracelet XLA171