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Welcome to our latest edition of Historical Horology, the series where we dive into some aspect of the history of watches and watch making.  While we often hop into the wayback machine for this series, this time around we are focusing on something a bit more recent, and on a watch that many of us either currently own, or have owned in the past – the Seiko SKX779, aka the Seiko Monster.

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Well, perhaps the label “Historical Horology” is a bit mis-leading, as the article I found is really more of a tear-down of the 7S26 movement.  That said, it does put things into context of what the watch (and it’s movement) means.  I also appreciate the fact that it calls out the movement for what it is – designed for robustness and reliability, at an affordable price point.

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Rather than trying to rehash any of what the author had to say, I’m going to just send you right over to the article at ThePurists as it’s an engrossing read.

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Images courtesy of ThePurists

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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