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Automatic

Seiko Caliber 7002A

Seiko Caliber 7002a Magic Lever

BrandSeiko
Caliber Number7002, 7002A
Movement TypeAutomatic
Diameter
12”’ (27mm)
Thickness
4.5mm
Jewels17
Vibrations Per Hour
21,600 bph
Power Reserve
Up to 43 hours on a full charge
Shock SystemDiashock
Winding System
Seiko Magic Lever
Winding DirectionBi-directional
Crown Location4:00
Hacking?No
Hand-Windable?
No
Hand Sizes
1.50mm / 0.90mm / 0.20mm
FunctionsHours, minutes, central seconds, quickset date at 3:00
Country of ManufactureSingapore
Known Models7002-700A, 7002-700J, 7002-7039, 7002-7020, 7002-7009, Sports 50 (Add yours to the comments below…)

The Seiko caliber 7002A is an automatic movement with 17 jewels found in many pre-SKX Seiko divers. This caliber was introduced in the late 1980s after Seiko started to phase out the production of the caliber 6309 around 1988. Seiko produced the 7002 until circa 1996 – which is when the caliber 7S26 was introduced.

Power Reserve:

Without a hand-winding function, this movement can take some time to reach full power reserve. Achieve this by continuously wearing your watch and/or shaking it side to side. Once full power reserve is realized, the movement should run for approximately 40 hours, up to 43 hours continuously.

Different Versions:

From an article on Time Zone by Rob B:

Consulting the Seiko parts catalogs revealed that the cals 7002, 7005 7006 and 7009 are almost identical, sharing many parts in common. The main difference is in thickness, day/date features and jewelling. The 7005 is date only, the 7009 is a day/date and the 7002A is date only and has a different auto winding weight. Since this particular movement is a “date only”, then one concludes it started life as a 7005A, to be transfomed at a later date by whatever parts were to hand at the time…

Additional Images:

Video:

The video gut shot below is of a Seiko caliber 7002A from a vintage Scuba Diver’s model 7002-700J (case number).

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