Gentlemen & Ladies! I am hoping that someone might be able to tell me a bit about these Self Winding Watches with Japanese movements. I just purchased them from a gentleman who just retired, he sold premiums, those items with corporate logos on them. In addition to the pens and water bottles, he sold many high end premiums and was in 1992 Seiko's #1 Premium Dealer.
He kept on hand samples of the items that he would be able to "brand". He had some Seiko Clocks that I purchased, as well as some Weems and Plath items; I also bought a Herman Miller Eames side chair for two bucks!
Anyway he told me he probably has had these since the seventies and he thinks that they may have been mfg by Seiko, as a private label?
I am currently wearing the silver one that I have pictured in my profile.
The blue watch that is also pictured has at the very bottom of 6 o'clock printed: Japan 5026 0090T
The watch face also has "Selfwinding 17 Jewels".
Does anyone know anything about these watches? see the picture of all 10 watches below. I have spent about 5 hours searching the web and have had no luck... are they rare, are they junk, are they worth the $3.50 I paid for each of them? The stainless steel watch pictured I have been wearing for three days and is keeping good time.
Thank you for reading!