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Old 26 July 2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Icon2 *** The Vintage Seiko Photo Gallery***

Let’s see if we can get a new Vintage Seiko Photo Gallery going here.

Anything from the 20th Century qualifies, so put 'em up!

I’ll start off with one of my favourites: a 1969 King Seiko 5621-7000 Hi-Beat Automatic
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Old 26 July 2018, 09:18 PM   #2
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Great idea, Adam!
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Old 27 July 2018, 12:58 AM   #3
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Old 27 July 2018, 01:49 AM   #4
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My late dadís 1967 Seiko Sportsmatic



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Old 27 July 2018, 05:41 PM   #5
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Great watches. Here's my 1964 Olympic Champion
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:01 PM   #6
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That is a nice watch, Adam. On my dad's watch, it also says 'waterproof'. I don't know if Seiko still uses the term 'waterproof' anymore. Moreover, all watches now (that I know) use the term 'water resistance'. Can someone educate me the difference between waterproof dan water resistance?
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:10 PM   #7
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That is a nice watch, Adam. On my dad's watch, it also says 'waterproof'. I don't know if Seiko still uses the term 'waterproof' anymore. Moreover, all watches now (that I know) use the term 'water resistance'. Can someone educate me the difference between waterproof dan water resistance?
No watch is waterproof. Every watch has water resistance to one degree or another.
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:13 PM   #8
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No watch is waterproof. Every watch has water resistance to one degree or another.
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Ah okay then. Thanks for the explanation, Dan.
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:20 PM   #9
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That is a nice watch, Adam. On my dad's watch, it also says 'waterproof'. I don't know if Seiko still uses the term 'waterproof' anymore. Moreover, all watches now (that I know) use the term 'water resistance'. Can someone educate me the difference between waterproof dan water resistance?
Thanks. Seiko changed the wording from waterproof to water resistant sometime around 1970-71 (in line with international guidelines or requirements, I believe).
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:39 PM   #10
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Ah okay then. Thanks for the explanation, Dan.
You bet.
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Old 27 July 2018, 10:47 PM   #11
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Thanks. Seiko changed the wording from waterproof to water resistant sometime around 1970-71 (in line with international guidelines or requirements, I believe).
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Old 28 July 2018, 11:58 AM   #12
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I recently picked up this 1962 Seikomatic dress watch from Japan. I just noticed that it has the "Special Dial" eight-pointed star on the dial just like the first Grand Seikos from 1960 (and their 2017 re-issue, see pic below), so I'm wondering if this one has white gold indices and hands. It's in amazing condition, anyway.
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Old 28 July 2018, 11:59 AM   #13
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Great watches and pics in this thread.
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Old 29 July 2018, 01:23 AM   #15
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I don't own a Seiko at this time. Have owned two in the past. I learned from them that Seiko = Value.

Great pics, love 'em.
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Old 30 July 2018, 03:16 PM   #16
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Couple of pics of my 1960s Weekdater, with a brochure and postcard of the Singapore Seiko showroom from that period.
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Old 31 July 2018, 03:05 AM   #17
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My favorite Seiko.

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Old 31 July 2018, 03:12 AM   #18
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Old 31 July 2018, 12:55 PM   #19
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Picked up this 45-8010 in Tokyo

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Old 31 July 2018, 04:40 PM   #20
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Picked up this 45-8010 in Tokyo

Nice pickup. Vintage King Seikos are great value compared to their Grand Seiko counterparts.
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Nice pickup. Vintage King Seikos are great value compared to their Grand Seiko counterparts.
Thanks! When I was doing a little research before my trip I was initially interested in finding a vintage GS, but once I did a little digging and read about King Seiko and their significantly lower cost I knew that's what I had to look out for.

I ended up getting really lucky on this one. Basically got exactly what I was looking for and my best vacation souvenir to date.
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This thing is so cool! Any more info?

Such nice pieces on this thread. No vintage divers??


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Winner. Where'd you get that?
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Winner. Where'd you get that?
I want to say I got it about 15-20 years ago.

Went in to an antique shop and looked in to a showcase and thought I was looking at an Ingersoll alarm clock, then I realized it had lugs.

Got it out and realized it was a Japanese military watch. Their neighbor was a WWII vet and had brought it home with him.

9 jewel "Kamikaze" watch. 48MM. Case and movement signed Seikosha.
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I want to say I got it about 15-20 years ago.

Went in to an antique shop and looked in to a showcase and thought I was looking at an Ingersoll alarm clock, then I realized it had lugs.

Got it out and realized it was a Japanese military watch. Their neighbor was a WWII vet and had brought it home with him.

9 jewel "Kamikaze" watch. 48MM. Case and movement signed Seikosha.
Blown away. Case and movement pics please.
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GS 5646-7010 1970

LM Special 5606-6120 1972 / KS Special 5246-6000 1971

Lord Marvel 5740-8000 Silver 1970 and Gold 1975
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Have a movement photo on my phone:

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GS 5646-7010 1970

LM Special 5606-6120 1972 / KS Special 5246-6000 1971

Lord Marvel 5740-8000 Silver 1970 and Gold 1975
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I was lucky to find this 5246-6010 "Special" from 1971, which contains arguably the best of the King Seiko/Grand Seiko movements (the 52KS) produced before both brands went all-quartz in the mid 1970s. The one-piece 6010 case is quite rare, and took a while to find in good condition.

Now I just need to order a strap worthy of it, to replace this PVC junker.
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I guess you can say I have a vintage Seiko addiction!

Here's an older collection shot, I believe I've added 3 more since this. (Blue dial Pogue, 6139 & 6105)

Second photo is of probably one of the earliest automatic chronographs out there! Feb. of 69, with the dial being marked Dec. of 68!

Just added the 6105 this week, got it from the original owner's estate. He purchased it on the PX, used it during service, then dropped it when he returned home. It sat in a drawer ever since then!
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