Seiko Giugiaro “Rider’s Chronograph”

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Seiko Giugiaro “Rider’s Chronograph”

Post by Joeprez » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:58 pm

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After falling in love with motorcycles again, it was just a matter of time for me to get a “motorcycle inspired” watch. And thanks to @misterenthusiast instagram page, I remembered that the awesome Giorgetto Giugiaro designed the Rider’s Chronograph back in the 1980’s. Cool thing about this one: Japan only, limited to 1,000 or 1,500 pieces (depending on the color), but you can get one on eBay for between $190-$300 depending on the color you want. The black and green model goes great with my Svartpilen and gloves. Pretty cool to have a watch designed by the same person who designed the BMW M1, Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta SWB Speciale, Iso Grifo, DeTomaso Mangusta and the DeLorean, among others. Check out Giugiaro’s design firm: Italdesign.

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The dial is tilted 15 degrees, so it can be easily read while gripping a handlebar. More clever still, the watch face is also canted 5 degrees on its Y axis, more in line the rider’s eye. Mine is a limited edition of 1,000 and is number 37 which is a special number for me. Its a keeper Image


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Post by Chocodove » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:24 pm

Interesting watch, Joe. Congrats.
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Post by rockmastermike » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:31 pm

I saw that on IG and it’s way cool

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Post by gonzomantis » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:35 pm

That’s a cool model! I haven’t seen that one before.


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Post by Marjak » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:01 pm

Nice one, Joe! The orange version would be a great match with my KTM... hmm :think:
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Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:56 am

Thanks guys! Pretty fun for the price, and comfortable.

Another cool thing, check out the number on my: 0037/1000... and I was born on March 7 :grin: “keeper”.

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Post by gonzomantis » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:15 pm

So, is it all steel, or a combination of plastic and steel?

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Post by jtbenson » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:19 pm

congrats Joe, cool piece.
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Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:14 pm

gonzomantis wrote:So, is it all steel, or a combination of plastic and steel?
All steel. Bracelet feels like a non diver Seiko (or an old Rolex :grin: )


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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:28 pm

Very cool! Wasn’t the ‘Ripley’ watch similar?
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Post by deepcdvr » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:38 pm

Bam - perfect watch for riding - really cool, especially the all metal construction - wry cool Joe!
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Post by kempoman » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:27 pm

Finally a biker watch by Seiko.
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Post by dnslater » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:50 am

Nice pickup Joe. I like it.

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:56 am

Thanks guys!

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Post by Joeprez » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:58 am

aikiman44 wrote:Very cool! Wasn’t the ‘Ripley’ watch similar?
Yeap, slim bracelet too. I’ve been close to pulling the trigger on that one in the past, but not sure I would wear it that much, even though I like how it looks.


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Re: Seiko Giugiaro “Rider’s Chronograph”

Post by caesarmascetti » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:32 pm

Love it, Seiko had a series of these "specialized watches." I like this one as well The Seiko "Senna" speedmaster: https://www.seiyajapan.com/blogs/news/1 ... peedmaster

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