We’re releasing this one more video as parting honor to the (perpetuated) 2014 James Bond watch exhibit at the National Watch & Clock Museum.

Fittingly, it’s a video that features the quartz titanium Seiko “Professional Diver’s 600m” model S60583, case number 7549-7009: One of the James Bond watches worn by Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only.

James Bond watch choices from the Quartz Revolution bring a lot of fantastic images to mind. Most center in some way on what was achieved in terms of the centuries-old pursuit of ultimate accuracy in personal timepieces.

But this Seiko 600-meter diver proved that quartz could equal and frequently better legacy mechanicals in any number of arenas. In fact, Seiko literally took a step back and held off on releasing interim diving models for a full seven years in order to properly development, then release its S60583, 7549-7009.

And in 1981, it was continue reading…