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Old 08-16-2019, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good day watch searching

I was able to score these 3 Seikos today. The 7009-6000 is baffling as it has a signed “5” crystal. I have never seen that and can’t find a reference to them. Runs well. It is signed 21 jewels but is only 17 jewels

The 7A28-7029 is really nice with minimum wear on the plate

The 7n43-9070 must be a newer watch but like new with Seiko strap.

Best of all was the price! $30 for all







Does anyone else search out their watches? Or is eBay the flea market of choice?


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Very nice Walter. Yeh auction sites but also the odd market or charity shop and second hand store.
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THU appears hand painted.
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THU appears hand painted.


Don I don’t understand the acronym.


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THU appears hand painted.


I get it. The day wheel is a different tone than the date wheel.


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Yes, the text looks hand painted. The movement might reveal a few more anomalies.
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My biggest scores - including both my 6139s - have come from flea markets, jewellery stores, antique malls, pawn shops etc. eBay is good if there's something specific you want, but it's hard to get a good deal



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Yes, the text looks hand painted. The movement might reveal a few more anomalies.


The auto weight is pitted. It’s seventeen jewel as well. Will be a parts watch I guess.

The Seiko Japan bracelet and the Seiko 5 crystal is cool though


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Great deals! I remember that gold 7A when it first came out. It is a beauty.


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Great deals! I remember that gold 7A when it first came out. It is a beauty.


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Did a little cleaning and ran the bracelet through the ultrasonic and it looks great! I know I have a NOS bracelet at the shop.




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the gold chrono is the gem of the bunch. Nice score. well done!
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The Seiko 5 etched into the crystal at 6 o'clock is totally legit imate. Early 7009 and 7S26A ( I believe) models had this feature. I have a crystal like that on one of mine.

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The Seiko 5 etched into the crystal at 6 o'clock is totally legit imate. Early 7009 and 7S26A ( I believe) models had this feature. I have a crystal like that on one of mine.

Cool !!


That is awesome! Thanks for the info


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The 7009 is a fake/Franken The dial code gives 7009 as the caliber, but there was never a 21J 7009 movement, only 17J.
It would be interesting to see the movement, A chinese copy or genuine Seiko i wonder.

Id like to see the case back too if possible.
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The 7009 is a fake/Franken The dial code gives 7009 as the caliber, but there was never a 21J 7009 movement, only 17J.
It would be interesting to see the movement, A chinese copy or genuine Seiko i wonder.

Id like to see the case back too if possible.










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Thanks for the crystal clear pics.
The movement is a genuine Seiko 7009, it has the 3 digit number by the balance wheel which would indicate to me that it was made in Japan at the Daini plant.


7009-6000 is a valid case/caliber number, but the case on your watch is not the correct shape, the Bracelet appears to be wrong for the case too.


The case back has no Daini symbol on it, if it was produced in 1979 i would expect to see it on there, but according to Seiko C.S Japan, 7009's were only produced between 1976 and 88, though i think that info is wrong as they appear in the 1975 catalouge and its my belief they continued on into the 90's.


Unfortunately your 7009 is a Franken with a fake dial.
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Thanks for the crystal clear pics.
The movement is a genuine Seiko 7009, it has the 3 digit number by the balance wheel which would indicate to me that it was made in Japan at the Daini plant.


7009-6000 is a valid case/caliber number, but the case on your watch is not the correct shape, the Bracelet appears to be wrong for the case too.


The case back has no Daini symbol on it, if it was produced in 1979 i would expect to see it on there, but according to Seiko C.S Japan, 7009's were only produced between 1976 and 88, though i think that info is wrong as they appear in the 1975 catalouge and its my belief they continued on into the 90's.


Unfortunately your 7009 is a Franken with a fake dial.


Great info, thanks! The crystal was worth the $10 for me.


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