When the name Seiko is mentioned, the first thought that comes to a watch collector’s mind is ‘value for money’, and with this Seiko Mono-pusher Chronograph Ref. 5717-8990, it is no different.
First produced in 1964 for the Tokyo Olympics, this was Seiko’s attempt as their official timekeeper to display their technology. Incidentally, this is the first chronograph Seiko ever produced and it is one of my favourite Seikos. It is a mono-pusher chronograph with no registers and a silver sunburst dial, giving off a very clean design.
Movement wise, though it is simple in its construction, the Cal. 5717 movement is still a column wheel caliber, that is both robust and high in quality. Overall, this is a very attractive watch which is still very wearable today at 37mm. What you get at this price point is unbelievable value for money, that no Swiss company can provide.