No. 508 / Seiko Champion Alpinist - 1961
No. 508 / Seiko Champion Alpinist - 1961
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Rare Model / Sector Dial / 1961
This Seiko Champion Alpinist from 1961 is an extremely attractive watch with its stunning silver sunburst sector dial.
Seiko introduced the Alpinist line in 1961 with the extremely rare Laurel Alpinist. The Alpinist was inspired by the Japanese concept of “yama-otoko,” or “mountain man.” The Japanese countryside is mountainous, and amateur mountain climbing was a popular hobby. These watches were ostensibly marketed toward these adventurers.
What really makes this watch stand out from the pack is the dial. The Alpinist collection went through several different dial designs, but this model in particular is quite stunning and unique with its two-tone sector design. It is champagne/silver toned with a brown outer ring and a radial brushed finish. There are thin, printed radial lines coming from the center of the dial to each of the small, lumed hour dots. The brown outer ring is broken by a series of small rectangles, champagne silver in color, at each of the hour markers. The only exception is at twelve, where there’s a large triangle. The base end of the triangle is champagne, while the pointed end is brown and extends toward the center section of the dial. The dial is signed “Seiko Champion” in script below the twelve, and “Diashock 17J” in blocky, italicized letters just below that. Above the six, it is signed “Alpinist” in the distinctive logo font, and “Water Proof” below that in yet another typeface. The hour and minute hands are a dauphine style with large lume-filled centers. The second hand is unique in that it has a half-moon shaped tip that tracks through the brown outer ring for contrast and easy viewing.
35mm (excl. crown), Stainless Steel
Watch with new leather strap
OVERALL A Rank
CASE Great Condition
CRYSTAL Great Condition
DIAL Little Patina
HANDS Little Patina
MOVEMENT Great Condition
ACCURACY 10 Sec. / day (12 Hr. Timegrapher Test)
We ship all our package via Fedex International Priority, which means it can reach most places in 2~3 days (minus custom clearance).
Item under 1,000 USD
55 USD (East Asia)
75 USD (Rest of Asia)
90 USD (Rest of the World)
Item over 1,000 USD
80 USD (East Asia)
110 USD (Rest of Asia)
140 USD (Rest of the World)
All package will be fully insured via courier.
Ship Out Time
Items will be shipped out within 2 days after payment confirmation.
As part of our preparation for shipment, we go through the watch to make sure that everything is in working. Also, for your peace of mind, we will also provide a video explaining the functionality and condition of the watch.
Buyer is responsible for any import custom duty or tax.
If for any reason delivery is rejected upon delivery, the total shipping fee, custom duty, and a 10% restocking fee of the value of the item will apply.
Other shipping options is also possible based on customer's request.
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From Time To Times accepts returns up to 7 days from delivery. In order to be eligible for returns, items must:
- Return in original condition
- Include all accessories
- To start a return, please contact us via email with your order #
Customer is responsible to ship the item back based on seller’s instruction
(in order to avoid customs duty)
- Refund will be issued once the item is received and condition confirmed
- Refund will be issued to the same payment method used when purchased
- In case of seller’ error (wrong item, missing parts..etc), seller will issue a full refund. Otherwise, shipping, any customs duty and transaction fee (5.9%) will be deducted from the refunded amount.
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All watches are authentic with all original parts (including original untouched / un-repainted dial) unless specifically stated otherwise.
Vintage watches are generally smaller than modern watches. Although our measurements are only approximates, they are a good indicator for the buyer to see if the smaller size will be an issue or not.
If a watch is not specifically indicated as "Serviced", we do not have its service history and cannot guarantee its accuracy. We highly recommend it to be serviced by a watchmaker for regular use.
Accuracy indicated in the Condition section is only based on 12 hours timegrapher test in one position (movement up or dial up). This is just a reference to help buyer understands the condition of the movement. We cannot guarantee its actual accuracy, and in our experience real world performance will be different.
Watch does not included original bracelet / strap / buckle / box / paper unless specifically stated.