Seiko Actus Automatic 1974 36mm Ref 5196 7690 Beautiful Dial

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Presenting a gorgeous looking Seiko Actus. Reference 5196 7690


This is a 36.5mm watch and is from 1974.


It is in very good condition for its age both aesthetically and functionality.


It comes on a new black leather strap (not Seiko)


What makes this watch special is the stunning dial, in its blend of brown and silver it really plays with the light and is striking to behold.


I love the chunky applied hour markers too!


Seiko’s Actus line of watches was designed as an entry level watch produced in the 1970’s. This sub-brand was comprised of both Seiko 5 Actus and regular Actus watches with an emphasis on cool looks and styling. 


The series utilized either the 6106 and 7019 caliber movements, both were reliable automatic movements watch engines. (The only real difference between the two movements is the 6106 used two screws to hold the winding rotor in place). A day/date feature was only available in English and Japanese.


Fun Fact; The word Actus is Latin. The term has multiple meanings such as progress, a performance, delivery, action, or deed.





Very nice pre-owned condition for its age with a few very minor wear marks. Nothing deep or sinister. 

Crystal (Plastic) condition is perfect. 

Case is in very good condition; just a few barely visible, surface blemishes. 

Leather Bracelet is new.

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Don’t delay! Its first come first served and you don’t want to miss out on this one!

Quick message from the seller.

“We believe a watch is far more than just a simple teller of time. It is a real-life companion that will emote feelings of happiness and joy through your life journey.
It is a mechanical life form that has spirit and personality and will inspire, motivate and generate positive energy from within.
If one day gifted to that special ‘someone’, a treasured watch will pass sentiment and meaning to the hands of others like few other gifts can achieve”

Our mission here is to spread ‘Watch Happiness’ around the world and promote the feelings of joy that come with buying a new watch.

 Movement : Automatic 
 Manufacture Year : 1974  
 Caliber : 5196C.   
 Movement : Automatic.  
 Factory : Suwa.

 Serial number :  4N5749  
 Ref : 5196 7690
 Glass : Glass Crystal  
 Case Approximate Width (Ex Crown) : 36.5mm  
 Lug Width : 18mm

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