The "Rally" sport divers from the late 1960s and 1970s hold a special place of reverence and admiration among Seiko enthusiasts. These timepieces were born out of the internal competition between Seiko's Suwa and Daini divisions and have become iconic models in the brand's history. With their vibrant dials, checkered bezels, and bold cases, the "Rally" models continue to be highly sought after by collectors. In recent years, Seiko has revisited these beloved designs, either drawing inspiration from or faithfully reproducing them, resulting in new releases that pay homage to the golden era of mechanical watches.
The re-issued "Rally" models from the late 1990s are particularly remarkable. At a time before vintage watches gained widespread popularity and collecting historic Seiko models became a cultural norm in the watch world, Seiko's designers recognized the value in reintroducing a selection of sport divers from bygone decades. These timepieces, now considered vintage in their own right, are highly coveted, especially since most of the original Daini models were exclusively available in the Japanese domestic market.
The featured example from April 1997 is truly extraordinary. These watches can be challenging to find, particularly in such excellent condition. Seize the opportunity to acquire this piece while you can.
Shipped from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Rally Diver 7s36-0070
This Rally diver is in excellent condition. There are very light scratches on the case or bracelet. The dial and hands are in flawless condition and the watch operates without any issue as it should be.
MODEL: Rally Diver
REFERENCE: 7s386-0070 / SBSS013
DIAL: Original black Dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 40mm x 44.5mm case, 12.5mm thick, 20mm lug width
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic 23J 7S36
Manufacturing date: April 1997
Service History: Movement cleaned and lubricated
Bracelet/Strap: Original Seiko Razor Bracelet in Stainless Steel