Post your Seiko, old or new!

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  1. Jeff Hess

    Jeff Hess Registered User
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    Seiko....the unsung hero. The unheralded Up and comer. On eof only two watches that, when brought to me in the proverbial cigar box of old unworn watches, that, like Rolex, no matter how poor the condition, shake it a bit and it works. Almost every time.

    Love them or not, they are one of the most collectable watches in the world.


    Sure, they make inexpensive watches for the masses, but design-wise, the have always been "over the top". Grand Seiko anyone? Seikosha military watches?

    Did you know that they make watches now that cost 5k and even 10k?? Spring Drive and Grand Seiko and Ananta?

    POST your SEIKO! New or old!

    Jeff Hess
     
  2. orlimarko

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    Few of my Seiko for men..
     

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    One more...
     

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  4. Watchfixer

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    To the #2, third picture (automatic) I used to have this with brown face, gold bars and gold hands. Still looking for one. Theirs failing is center main shaft bushing wear. What is your part number off the back cover?

    Cheers, Watchfixer
     
  5. orlimarko

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    This is better pics. This Seiko has gold hands,case and dial..Pic do not show that clear bcse of light..the number is 592767
     

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  6. richiec

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    Here is my father's old Seiko Weekdater automatic, still runs after many fishing trips, car repairs and daily abuse for the last 11 years by myself. The only feature that is inop is the day feature. Keeps time to within a couple of minutes a week with no cleaning since he died in 1980. It would cost more to coa than it will ever be worth except to me. I had the back off once when it stopped due to the screw from the rotor coming out and jamming the watch. That was 4 years ago.
     

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  7. D Magner

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    Here is another Weekdater, Diashock 30 Jewel, Sea Lion
     

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  8. D Magner

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    A few more Seikos. Seikomatic-P 33 jewels, 17j Bell-Matic, and a 6139 Chronograph. Great watches all of them.
    David
     

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  9. DaveyG

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    Pocket watches are really my thing but I have my Seiko 'collection' which were all bought new and for my use, so not really a collection I guess.

    The Sea Lion I bought new in Kenya in 1968; the chrono in Kuwait in 1977/8 and the quartz, for a special occasion, in boring old UK in the mid 80's.

    The chrono I gave to a friend some years ago when he started flying lessons and wanted a watch to navigate by. A few years later when I visited him he proudly showed me his new watch so I asked what he had done with the old Seiko. Chucked in the back of a draw in his workshop; so I reclaimed it and had a friend refurbish it for me and that now gets used for special occasions. Still a very stylish watch.

    The Sea Lion doesn't get used and it needs a good clean and a service.

    The quartz never gets used - it has no battery.
     

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  10. perterra

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    Bought new in 83, never been in the shop or serviced. Keeps great time, loses maybe 15 seconds a day right now.
     

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  11. bajaddict

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    This Seiko was my wife's late Father's.... it was given to my by my wife's mother, now passed, when I got engaged to my wife. I guess she liked me :)

    Nothing fancy, but I am honored to wear it.

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  12. RL

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    Nice watch --but-- that is a Citizen and not a Seiko!
     
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  14. orlimarko

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    One more,came from repair. DSCN2215.jpg
     
  15. Jeff Hess

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    Terrific group of far reaching and eclectic watches.

    Somewhere I have a Seikosha steel, enamel dial military watch....

    Wish I could find it!

    Keep posting!

    Jeff Hess
     
  16. new2clocks

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    My brother's Seiko Sportsman, Diashock, 17 jewels, purchased at the PX in Viet Nam, circa 1967 or 1968. On the back is what I assume is a serial number - 6N02823. Given to me as a Christmas gift in 2010.

    Battle tested and still running 45 years later.

    The band is not original, as it is made in China.

    Regards.
     

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  17. Kevin W.

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    Good old Seiko watches, they just keep going with some care.
     
  18. artbissell

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    Like many watch collectors without really trying have a few. Most used for 10 years is junk sale ugly yellow dial quartz chronograph-calendar-alarm. Main attribute is very bright luminous dial. One good mechanical Pressmatic I have not seen in here. Built and finished like present custom models. IMG_1796a.jpg IMG_1806aa.jpg
     
  19. 441victor

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    Here's a 6217-7000 World Timer that was given to me in the 80's by a friend who had no use for wristwatches. It's my only Seiko. Indeed my only Japanese watch.

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    For years I didn't wear it because the crystal was so crazed it was hard to read. The crystal's replaced now but I would like to find an original band. I don't like the way it looks on a leather strap. This is a first run Tokyo Olympic model. You can just make out the etched logo on the back.

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    It's unfortunate that Seiko didn't make the markings more durable. It keeps great time, never been serviced afaik. An impressive feat. Joel
     
  20. 124Spider

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    Why, yes, I did!

    Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph SPS003
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    Grand Seiko Spring Drive GMT SBGE001
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  21. Alan Garratt

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    This is my Seiko 'S' with a Seikosha movement and a glass back, it was made around 1948.
    The outer portion between the dial and the case is cut-away between the hour batons.
    I also have a 1940's Super with a Seikosha movement.

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  22. Dave Haynes

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    5927435719_acaeb1e694.jpg Seikos, always a favorite because they are cased as good as a Rolex, always have been. It is the secret of their success. Here is a 70s 33j automatic, one of the very few Seiko automatics that can be hand wound.
     
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    It came from my late father-in-law. It is automatic. I hardly ever wear it because the strap buckle is faulty. I wonder what strap it should have?
     
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    Sorry - forgot to subscribe.
     
  25. bobbee53

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    Got me a coupla dem dere watches.... my best watches 007.jpg my best watches 008.jpg my best watches 009.jpg 7s260030-front.jpg 6309-f2.jpg blue diver-f2.jpg
     
  26. Watchfixer

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    The seiko automatic I had when did Seiko start putting "5" in a shield on the dial? Mine did not have this "5", did not remember the movement ID but i know it had classic patented weight gear and a gear cam (1:1 with alignment marks) with ratchet claws with cam that wind ratchet wheel, with pinion to turn mainspring gear. The oscillating weight is 180 degree mass type not the later 100 degree type.

    Cheers, Watchfixer
     
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