Seiko's Daini factory produced remarkable chronographs during the early 1970s, including the lesser-known but exceptional 70XX "flyback" models. Among them, the 7018-7000 single-register "Pandas" are considered the rarest and most visually appealing timepieces ever released by Seiko. Although slightly smaller in size (37.5mm) compared to their 61XX counterparts, they deliver outstanding performance. These watches feature a true "flyback" function, allowing the chronograph to be reset to zero without stopping the mechanism—a complication typically found in sophisticated Swiss chronograph movements today.
The showcased watch, from October 1971, is absolutely stunning. Its dial showcases a lacquered sunburst finish in a silvery white hue, while an iridescent black sub-register with concentric rings and a distinct "teardrop" counter sits just above the six o'clock marker. The dial's periphery displays a satin silver minute and seconds track with black markings.
The case exhibits angular lines, converging into points at the lug tips, and is accompanied by the original bracelet featuring alternating vertical and horizontal brushed finishes.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
Unused - Seiko One Eyed Panda 7018-7000
The chronograph is in pristine condition and it is evidently unused: The case is strong with no visible scratches. The dial is the main attraction here as it is immaculate and the hands are still intact.
The bracelet is in excellent condition, is the correct one for this model, and has no noticeable scratches.
The case back looks sharp and has light storage scratches which is expected
MODEL: One Eye Panda Flyback
DIAL: Original white dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 37.5 x 43 mm, 19mm Lug Width, 19mm Height
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic Cal. 7018A
Manufacturing date: October 1971
Service History: Unknown
Bracelet/Strap: Original and correct Bracelet XLB-041 on the links.