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Old 06-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I do not collect watches nor do I claim to know much about them. I received this watch from my uncle when I was a little kid around 1980 something. He bought it in Germany while he was stationed there while in the Army. Obviously I was too little to wear it as a kid so it sat in my dresser for 20 years. I wore it maybe 2 times when I was in my 20's but it has basically been unworn for it's existence. The day dial reads in english and german. it is in near perfect shape other then light surface scratches mainly on the band. It has never seen water and like I said it's been in a dresser drawer for 95% of it's life. The crystal is perfect. and starts right up with a slight shake of the wrist. Could someone tell me how much this watch might be worth?
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its hard to give you a definite price, but that is a great piece you got there.


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The 6309 divers are quite popular among collectors. While the earlier, large-cased models (6309-7049, 6309-7040) tend to draw the most attention and higher prices, the later slim-cased versions (like yours) are popular, too. That model was produced from around 1982-1988, and yours dates to December, 1984 according to the serial number.

Value is hard to determine, but that model in that condition does not come around too often. I would say it is worth a good $150-$200, perhaps more to the right guy. Welcome aboard! ---Aaron
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The 6309 divers are quite popular among collectors. While the earlier, large-cased models (6309-7049, 6309-7040) tend to draw the most attention and higher prices, the later slim-cased versions (like yours) are popular, too. That model was produced from around 1982-1988, and yours dates to December, 1984 according to the serial number.

Value is hard to determine, but that model in that condition does not come around too often. I would say it is worth a good $150-$200, perhaps more to the right guy. Welcome aboard! ---Aaron
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Cobrajet, it is great to see you posting here too, welcome back!
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Thanks for the info. It is a pretty cool watch. I think I will be selling it in the near future. I'm not real keen on selling it on E-bay though so I'll have to figure something out. How do ya'll go about selling watches?
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Welcome aboard joelogan.

Cobrajet, it is great to see you posting here too, welcome back!

Thanks! I am more of a "lurker" than a poster anymore, but I will chime in every now and then! ---A
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The 6309 divers are quite popular among collectors. While the earlier, large-cased models (6309-7049, 6309-7040) tend to draw the most attention and higher prices, the later slim-cased versions (like yours) are popular, too. That model was produced from around 1982-1988, and yours dates to December, 1984 according to the serial number.

Value is hard to determine, but that model in that condition does not come around too often. I would say it is worth a good $150-$200, perhaps more to the right guy. Welcome aboard! ---Aaron
I agree with Aaron, but have to add that in this kind of condition (especially for that original bezel insert), with the ownership history known, and with a very uncommon german daywheel, I would put it's price closer to $250 and probably pushing $300 to the right collector. The watch itself is not uncommon, but the condition and combination of variables you have in it are, which is why I would price it that much higher than market fro the regular variants of this model.
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I originally posted this about 2 years ago. I still have the watch and nothing has changed, however I was curious to see if I could list this in your classified section (Seiko & Citizen trading post) although I don't have the prerequisite 20 posts. I'm not a collector, I just would like the money as I'm trying to finance a hobby project. Thanks
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I was watching the pictures and thinking before reading the responses and agree with with Gabe (Isthmus): while this model is not rare at all, the all original state of the watch and the great condition in which it is gives that diver a plus on the sale value. And I thought that $300 would be a good price for that all original diver in such great condition.


I think it would be sold fast for that price (I'm throwing stones at my own roof...).
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