As part of my new found fascination with this sleeper of a vintage Seiko movement, I decide to take more photos of my 2220 beauties to share with readers. First up is my second 2220 watch, with a unique checkered board design. It also has a slightly different 2220 movement compared to the regular 2220s.
I fell in love with this 2220 shortly after I gotten my hammered dial. The checkered dial ranks right up there with the hammered dial. It is simply a stunner with the level of detailing involved in the dial work. I’m pretty certain that the dial work contributes to the bulk of the price of this watch.
This watch also came with a serialised movement, which also looks slightly different from the usual 2220. I suspect that it is built to a higher quality and this is also confirmed when I brought it to my watch guy for an overhaul.
The movement on visual inspection looks dirty, but the amplitude was a surprising 300 degree on average in the dial up and down position. Beat error was 0.2ms or nearly zero. Astonishing for a dirty movement.
So there, stay tuned for Part 2, where I’ll showcase my first 2220, the hammered dial variant.