WHat kind of Seiko is this??

Discussion in 'Wrist Watches' started by fijidad, Oct 11, 2019.

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  1. fijidad

    fijidad Registered User
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    Feb 28, 2010
    Escondido, CA
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    I put a battery in this Seiko and it took off running the hands, and then stopped. I found I could advance the hands by pushing the brass buttons on the left....but I'm not sure I understand how this works. Anyone run into one of these before? Thanks, Dan

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  2. Dave T

    Dave T Registered User
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    Dec 8, 2011
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    If you look up the movement or caliber number online, I'm sure you can find operating procedure for it.
  3. Hawk53

    Hawk53 Registered User

    Dec 19, 2013
    native Californian
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    There should be a series of numbers on the case back that should help you research the model and year.
  4. jcreamer49

    jcreamer49 Registered User
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    Sep 30, 2009
    I think that what you have there is an example of what Seiko enthusiasts call the ‘dancing hands’ watch. There are several slightly different calibres, mostly designated 6MXX or 8MXX. You can identify yours by looking at the case back, where the calibre number should be clearly marked.

    The ‘dancing hands’ nickname comes from the phenomenon you’ve already seen – when you stick a new battery in or when you change modes, the hands ‘dance’ around to their new positions. The modes can include time, timer, alarm, and maybe more. If you search the internet with your calibre number, you ought to be able to find instructions for setting and using the watch – and you’ll need them! These are great fun to watch and are very popular with Seiko collectors.
  5. Dieseler

    Dieseler Registered User

    Mar 21, 2008
    Yes as suggested you can find how the buttons and such operate online i did that with Dads seiko chronograph watch after he passed on.
    Good luck

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