In the early 60s, Seiko made special Golf wristwatch watches under its Cronos hand-wind: The Seiko Golf Cronos cased in a J13074. But it tuned that Seiko not only made pocket watches under the Golf series but also something very ingenious: This belt buckle watch that also bears the Golf signature. A charmingly-sized piece, the watch is concealed behind a clever mechanism that hides the dial behind a silver shutter operated by one pusher.
This belt buckle watch bears the “Seiko Golf” signature just under the 12 o’clock numeral, indicating that it would have been sold under the Golf series. The “Golf” signature can be found below the 12 o’clock numeral.
This unique feature that was originally designed to be a golfing accessory makes the piece highly attractive, as this kind of unique design is seldom seen in any other Japanese and even international brands for Golf sports.
Powered by a robust hand-wound Diashock 17J movement and designed to be small enough to be used as a belt buckle, this Seiko Golf is concealed within an attractive silver case with acute edges, and a very interesting hobnail (Or Clous de Paris) guilloché pattern on the top of the watch.
The dial is hidden behind a shutter which is controlled by a pusher on the side side of the base. When opened, the watch can either be quickly glanced at for the time by the Golf player during a swing or propped up on the base, allowing it to be placed on a flat surface to be used as a miniature desk watch.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Golf Belt Buckle Watch
The sterling silver case is in good condition with light signs of tarnish, displaying the appropriate hallmark giving it a charming vintage feel. The dial is in excellent condition and has a lovely linen texture, the crown is signed with the S logo.
The watch is currently operating and keeps time very well.
REFERENCE: Belt buckle watch
DIAL: Original linen dial
CASE MATERIAL: Sterling silver
CASE DIMENSIONS: Height 15mm, Length 30mm, Width 43mm
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Pop-up sterling silver
MOVEMENT: Hand-wound Diashock 17J
Manufacturing date: Early 60s
Service History: Unknown