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Old 01-25-2017, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I saw this watch pop up on Ebay.
The advertisement just said seiko vintage diver .
Short discription: Vintage Seiko diver has been in a drawer for 40 years.
That was all. Put a post on the forum to check what people with more expertese think of the watch. Asked the seller some quastions, and decided to go for it . Watch has finally arrived . And looks amazing. Tried to take some pictures with my phone so sorry for the crappy pictures .
According to the seller , all original including the strap.
Watch still runs good, but the power reserve is a few hours. The crown still locks , and the bezel turns both sides like it should.Only the minute hand shows a little bit grey at the beginning of the hand. Small scratches on the glass and case .

Still have some questions , just to satisfy my mind.
Is the strap all orginal ?.
The waffel strap is very flexible, and i checked some post about it . The strap has the right inscriptions and als the correct buckle .

About the lume.
When i put a light on the lume it gets bright, but then quickly fades and keeps a bit glowing and then fades the black .The lume glowes all the same . If i look at the lume it looks a bit crumble and a bit on the edges of the hour markers.

Again sorry for the shitty photos.
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Congratulations that looks great I do not see any obvious issues with it. A service and you will be up and running.

The strap looks all OK to me. I am surprised how supple and comfortable these model straps are but if you plan to wear it I would suggest swapping it for a modern reproduction and put the original aside as they are known to just break with no warning signs. You would not want to risk any potential damage to the watch.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Freakin' amazing. Get that baby serviced and some new gaskets (some specialists know how to rebuild the crown with a new gasket) and you've got yourself a beauty.


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Congratulations! Looks great
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Looks like you struck Gold there a real beauty
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Thanks you guys. Thanks for the positive feedback.
Received the watch yesterday, and tried to find all the info about the watch and the strap.
I think the watch is the real deal, so happy that you guys think the same .
Just love original watches , especially when they look like this :0
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That looks brilliant, well done!! Get the movement serviced asap so as to not damage it.
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very well done ...those are my favorite finds....
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What a score, that's amazing! As others have said, service by one of the good guys and put the original strap to one side. And enjoy it!


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Definitely a holy grail of sock drawer finds. As others have said, have the movement serviced, replace the gaskets, do not rely on that lovely strap to not break at the worst possible moment.

Also, be careful about who does the service. Do not bring it to a hack and do not use a "Swiss trained" watchsmith with a snooty attitude about Seiko. Find a specialist.
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WOW !!!
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Yup, I knew that was a goodun.
Congrats and enjoy. Really quite something, that!
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Please do what they all said to do and what they said not to do. !
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wow, amazing condition. congrats!
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Beautiful example - as good as it gets. Congrats!

Agree with the comments above - get it serviced, replace gaskets, use a specialist - even if that means waiting a while on their backlog.

If the crystal is scratched, while the watch is serviced I'd replace it (keeping the original) with a NOS example - so you can have a clean view on that amazing dial and handset.

Congrats again - nice to see examples like this.
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I am happy for you, but a vintage watch in this good condition is a mixed blessing. I enjoy the watch rotation process; and if it were mine I would not wear it often (if ever at all) for fear of rubbing some of its newness off.
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i'll say what no one has said. be sure to WEAR the %&*$ out of that watch. ENJOY it like it was meant to be enjoyed; don't be like the previous owner who "kept it in the drawer for 40 years." don't worry about denting it or scratching the crystal... =)

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Thanks Guys , will contact Rob from monsterwatches for a good service
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That is worthy of a Seiko museum piece. Magnificent. Don't let Anthony "borrow" it. You may find it in one of his photo essays of trips to Japan.
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Congrats mate that's a stunning example

PS, I didn't realise Rob did service work.



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Some guys have all the luckhms: Big congrats!!
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Congrats mate that's a stunning example

PS, I didn't realise Rob did service work.
Hč isn't . But he Will know somebody who can . I don't want to send the watch by postal Service. So I hope Rob knows a guy who can .
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Love these watch findings with some history. Wow.
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Great stuff, glad to have played a part in this find.
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Congrats!!! Fn killer score!!!

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