Welcome to the latest Chronicle! Here at the Windup Watch Shop, we know as well as anyone that time-telling doesn’t stop with wristwatches, and today’s piece is part of a larger series covering clocks and other non-watch timing instruments. Somewhat overlooked and underappreciated, wall clocks are far more than simple background pieces; they are functional decor with the ability to tie a space together while adding a touch of personalization. Today’s spotlight is on a special Seiko that is at once familiar and refreshing. Get your command hooks and hammer and nails ready, and let’s take a closer look.
The Seiko 12” Watch Dial Wall Clock is a welcome sight for those who cut their teeth on, or admire, Seiko dive watches (which, let’s be honest, is almost everyone). Available in two different color options, this wall clock finds itself at home on a wall in any room or even resting on a dresser or shelf. It measures 11.81” wide and only 1.77” thick.
Classic design cues, like the sword hour and minute hands, distinct hour marker at twelve o’clock, and instantly-recognizable bezel insert markings harken to Seiko dive watches of various references over the last 60 years. The red and blue bezel of the Seiko QXA791JLH resemble the recently-discontinued SKX009, while the all-black bezel of the Seiko QXA791KLH are reminiscent of many of the modern Seiko Tuna models.
The diamond-pattern dials on these wall clocks add a layer of detail and contribute to a striking aesthetic. On the inside, a reliable Seiko movement is powered by just a single AA battery and features a pleasing gliding second hand that just adds to the “mechanical Seiko dive watch”-ness of this clock – or perhaps even conjures ideas of Grand Seiko Spring Drive. Too far? Either way, it’s a silent and reliable movement that is exactly what we have come to expect from the house of Seiko.
At the end of the day, these Seiko 12” Watch Dial Wall Clocks are crowd-pleasing accessories that you don’t see every day. Sure to appeal to horology enthusiasts, longtime Seiko fans, and anyone who loves a fun and sporty clock to spruce up that space that just needs some finishing touches, these clocks are available now right here in the Windup Watch Shop. To view our entire clock inventory, visit our shop here; we are constantly restocking and onboarding new products, so you will want to check back often. As always, don’t forget to sign up for our rewards program to earn points with every purchase and save on future purchases!