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Old 25 September 2018, 12:15 AM   #121
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Just got him back from service, I'd love to find a NOS crystal, but that's not proving too easy. Also currently hunting for a Bellmatic. Specifically a 4006-6031 if anyone has any leads.

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Old 27 September 2018, 12:04 AM   #122
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Old 27 September 2018, 12:18 AM   #123
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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.


That is quite lovely


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Old 27 September 2018, 10:34 AM   #124
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Thanks I ended up getting it serviced and flipped. Kind of regret it now, looking at that post again.
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Old 27 September 2018, 03:30 PM   #125
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Old 28 September 2018, 08:05 AM   #126
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What model is in the 2nd pic? Amazing!
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Old 28 September 2018, 08:58 AM   #127
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What model is in the 2nd pic? Amazing!
Thanks! It's a 6139 0040 Bullhead. They came in 2 color schemes, blue and brown.
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Old 29 September 2018, 10:12 AM   #128
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Blue Saturday

The day and date fonts are very 1960s if you look closely.
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Old 29 September 2018, 10:05 PM   #129
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Old 29 September 2018, 10:07 PM   #130
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Coke anyone?
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Old 30 September 2018, 12:51 AM   #131
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So nice. Making up my mind on a Seiko chrono is proving to be impossible. There's so many different references I love.
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Old 1 October 2018, 12:27 PM   #132
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A King Seiko 5626-7070 from 1970
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Old 11 October 2018, 04:17 PM   #133
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I just acquired this 1962 Seiko Cronos, which was the first Seiko dive watch (it was actually advertised as a dive watch back in the day) to have a depth rating on the dial. It's also a cover model on one of my Japanese Seiko reference books. It's quite a substantial piece, with pretty solid balance-bridge movement.
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Old 11 October 2018, 05:20 PM   #134
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Very nice Adam.

That movement is excellent.

I could jump on that bridge.
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Old 11 October 2018, 05:41 PM   #135
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Old 12 October 2018, 07:39 AM   #136
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Very attractive!

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I just acquired this 1962 Seiko Cronos, which was the first Seiko dive watch (it was actually advertised as a dive watch back in the day) to have a depth rating on the dial. It's also a cover model on one of my Japanese Seiko reference books. It's quite a substantial piece, with pretty solid balance-bridge movement.
Enjoy that watch. Very classic!
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Old 12 October 2018, 01:46 PM   #137
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Old 20 October 2018, 10:17 PM   #138
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Old 23 October 2018, 05:58 PM   #139
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Old 23 October 2018, 09:49 PM   #140
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Old 24 October 2018, 03:30 PM   #141
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Last of the Lord Marvels, from 1978. This reference (5740-8000) was first introduced in 1967, as Seiko's first Hi-Beat 36000bph watch, and outlived the original King Seiko and Grand Seiko lines, which finally succumbed to the quartz crisis in the mid-70s. Only two dials were offered: silver sticks and linen Arabics.
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Old 24 October 2018, 10:47 PM   #142
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Old 25 October 2018, 12:22 AM   #143
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Good morning sir!!! Not trying to hijack the thread but, I have a Seiko World Time Model 6217 I believe, auto, 17 jewel movement. I thought this model came out with some connection to the 64 Olympics also. My friend bought it when he was overseas during the Vietnam War. I've had it since 7TH grade!! Know anything about the origins of this model???
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Old 25 October 2018, 12:40 AM   #144
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Just picked up this Business-A model from 1967 in incredible condition. The perfect watch for the ambitious young Japanese executive of a half century ago
Love it!

In Canada, this was marketed as the "Business Eh?" model...
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Good morning sir!!! Not trying to hijack the thread but, I have a Seiko World Time Model 6217 I believe, auto, 17 jewel movement. I thought this model came out with some connection to the 64 Olympics also. My friend bought it when he was overseas during the Vietnam War. I've had it since 7TH grade!! Know anything about the origins of this model???
Can you put up a photo of the front and back of the watch, with the serial number showing?
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Old 25 October 2018, 01:32 PM   #146
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Old 5 November 2018, 02:21 PM   #148
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A Japanese Instagram friend recently pointed out that my 1962 Seiko Cronos is the same (or very similar) as the one worn by Eiji Okda in the Oscar-nominated Woman in the Dunes (1964).

Fortunately I already own the DVD so was able to get right to re-watching it

Fun Fact: Director Hiroshi Teshigahara was nominated for Best Director for this film at the 38th Academy Awards, but lost to Robert Wise, who won for The Sound of Music.
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On the wrist yesterday. A more common but still beautiful vintage GS.

This is a 5645. Pretty much clean as a whistle but perhaps not NOS.

These watches are just really perfect, the case size, the case design obviously and the clean and simple dials.




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Old 10 November 2018, 06:10 PM   #150
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On the wrist yesterday. A more common but still beautiful vintage GS.

This is a 5645. Pretty much clean as a whistle but perhaps not NOS.

These watches are just really perfect, the case size, the case design obviously and the clean and simple dials.




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Nice shot Jay. Great piece in fine condition. Vintage GS and KS seem to hold up well. Maybe in part because they were all Domestic Market watches and treated with care over the years.
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