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08-14-2019 05:06 PM
squamish5
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Originally Posted by seikozen View Post
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That is a truly excellent pic!
08-14-2019 04:15 PM
seikozen
6309-7049-

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08-14-2019 04:13 PM
seikozen
The best of both Worlds

Some great posts and Great to read Keven Mc from NYC.
Been a while.

its now been 11 years I think since I sent a OEM 6309-7049-April-1977 to Pete in AU. He installed a Hacking Kit, added 3 or 4 extra Jewels For the Reasons listed Above by Noah and others I sent two and I wear as I write this the One I wear most of the time. I also wanted a Black Day/date kanji that he added. Only half hour ago I looked at my Clock and It was hard to believe this 6309 is keeping On my wrist. I set her 35 hrs ago and she is #5 secs slow????
I hesitate to write about this Because I find it hard to Believe that a 6309 with the added Jewels Could Consistently keep time with My Best Grad Seiko's ?

I am GRATEFUL to the Wis Gods that I have been so Lucky to have this 6309 as this one. It has given me all I could have asked for, and also allowed me to Keep my two 6306-7001 and 6306-7000=July 1976 in Pristine Condition Due to the fact There is nothing that the 6306 would give me than the 6309 I wear. I love them all, and Found a Excellent watchmaker to Care for them Thank You. Russell
10-10-2016 06:51 AM
jringo8769 Pm sent i shouldbe able to help

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10-10-2016 06:29 AM
mark-rio
Quote:
Originally Posted by jringo8769 View Post
there is just something so beautiful about the black day and date wheels and even better when they are Kanji...

Yep.....
And I'm looking for one or two sets of these black wheels for my 6309 and 6306 movements.
Would someone know where to find them??
10-10-2016 06:24 AM
mark-rio
Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinCRC View Post
In noting that three 6306's have recently appeared on SC with asking prices ranging from $700 to $1400 or so, a good compromise solution (clearly not one for the purists) might be simply to install a 6306 movement into a 6309 case, as I have done:



or in an earlier incarnation



You do see 6306 Actus and Silverwave watches appear from time to time, from which you could scavenge a movement - just a little patience and luck required.

Martin
Hi,
Thanks to your comment here, I finally got my 6306 movement.
I looked through some listings on eBay, and the bids would make the price go from $15 to $60 in seconds.

After losing a few bidding wars, I decided to just email the sellers. And one answered me, offering a 6306 movement he had there, untouched.
Now I need to have it serviced. He said I would need to have it done. But for $35, it's to be expected.

Also, where did you get the black kanji wheels? I'd love to have them on my 6309s.
I hope you still check the posts here........


05-28-2015 01:02 PM
downtownfish Does anyone know what the lume situation is? It seems the 6306 tends to get much more yellow then the 6309's. I have a 6306 but it has a 6309 dial and hands, but it is one of the nicest 6309 dials I have seen. It came out of 6105 case I bought, it was used as a dummy sample case kind of deal. Not sure why they had that dial in it but I am sure it had something to do with not being able to get a 6105 dial to put in it. It bug me a little knowing it is a 6309 dial but I can live with it.


05-27-2015 07:10 PM
jringo8769 hey what about the 6349 movement if we are taking about more jewels too...is that a better movement that the 6309?...
05-27-2015 01:12 PM
Jim W I always think of the 6306 as a 'better' 6309. But I also think everyone should have at least one 6309.

Here's one of my 6306's... I normally wear them set to English day (my Japanese is non-existent):

05-27-2015 01:03 PM
killsnapz
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Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
Don't hurt you but they do give you the "wind" awfully, you ask my dog he looks at me disgustedly !! ) )
HA HA my cat flinches if you let a good one go!

Michael
05-27-2015 12:57 PM
lanang

i just love the watch, it gave me pain when i won it from Yahoo Auction Japan (price, cost, tax, custom, etc)
02-15-2015 04:54 PM
Itau 6306 is rare and more collectible, it has something more, more charm

02-14-2015 12:50 PM
Jim W To be honest I don't think there is much advantage of a 6306 re 6309. But I do like a watch that hacks. I just like 'em both.
02-14-2015 12:30 PM
Frogman4me I miss this guy. 6306-7000

02-13-2015 10:03 PM
jringo8769 there is just something so beautiful about the black day and date wheels and even better when they are Kanji...




Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinCRC View Post
In noting that three 6306's have recently appeared on SC with asking prices ranging from $700 to $1400 or so, a good compromise solution (clearly not one for the purists) might be simply to install a 6306 movement into a 6309 case, as I have done:



or in an earlier incarnation



You do see 6306 Actus and Silverwave watches appear from time to time, from which you could scavenge a movement - just a little patience and luck required.

Martin
02-13-2015 09:56 PM
volks_meister Between the two, I prefer my watches to hack hence I got myself the 6306. I can't read kanji but it definitely adds to the cool factor. Lastly, I prefer the more articulated groove design on the 6306 bezel edge. Nonetheless, both are great quintessential Seiko diver watch.
06-23-2010 10:21 PM
blaine
Re: 6306 versus 6309

Beautiful examples of both. I just like the hacking feature the best as I am anal about time keeping. I have owned both and they are really the BEST tool watch I have had on my wrist. The weight and crowns on the 6306-6309 are terrific and rival even that of the more expensive diver(s) that begin with "R" ) . I love the case as well. I have had mine listed too(do not want to sell :'( ) but it appears that the 6306-7000 case is the rarest of these 6306's, thus the hefter price. In the mean time, enjoying it a lot


06-23-2010 09:22 PM
rileynp
Re: 6306 versus 6309

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7s26b
According to the tech pdf- the 6309A has diashock ,but no diafix system is used, maybe the diafix was added to the 6309 "B" spec movement??.

You are correct, the 17 jewel 6309 does not have diafix. Diafix is, however, present in the 6306, where the upper escape wheel and third wheel both have diafix components. I still haven't looked through my donor movements to see what I can see regarding 6309B differences, and haven't been able to find a parts guide (which would show the different parts used vs. the 6309A) on it either. I will go look now, then get interrupted by my wife coming home, then not remember to look again for several weeks. So it goes.
06-23-2010 01:40 PM
7s26b
Re: 6306 versus 6309

According to the tech pdf- the 6309A has diashock ,but no diafix system is used, maybe the diafix was added to the 6309 "B" spec movement??.
06-23-2010 01:14 PM
water70proof
Re: 6306 versus 6309

I've owned several 6309s and a single 6306 (a cherry one, though... ;D ). Ended up keeping the one with dial aging I liked best - one of the 6309s (a 1977 -- all original except for insert; extremely clean and a great runner. I favor the all-Japan (pre HK) dials.). With maintenance every few years, 17 jewels are plenty for a lifetime of use on a three-hand watch. The hack feature is a wash for me: great for setting the time exactly to the Navy clock, but if your watch is running close to +/- 0, you lose a few secs every time you cross a timezone and need to reset.

paul
06-23-2010 12:05 PM
kmcnyc
Re: 6306 versus 6309

there are actually a few differences with the 6306 movement

as mentioned jewels- but diashock protection I might be mistaken but it is not on the 6309.

the other differences I think are more about the 'early' cases and probably are not model dependent.

If you have the opportunity to compare cases and casebacks from 6309-7040,6309-7049 6306-7000 and 6306-7001
there are a few things that change over time from the early models from say 76,77,78 to the later mid eighties cases

the crown cutout on some older cases the crown cut out is different- just more pronounced
crown 'splines' the ridges on the crown on some of the older cases are more pronounced as well

sometimes on these older cases the bezel click ball is drilled on the opposite side, meaning 11 vs 1 oclock
and I have seen a 6309 with two bezel holes drilled

and on the case back you will see the wave logo changes in size over time too.

the dial Is a little different too- I notice on the later models 7949 hongkong dials that the printing is whiter,
and on the 6306 dials that I have had ( and I have had a few ) the printing is silver not white.


I love all the 6309 and 6306's that I have had- I always come back to them after comparing with other
more modern watches. one of the best crown systems hands down.



06-23-2010 10:48 AM
TickTalk
Re: 6306 versus 6309

Quote:
Originally Posted by Galpo

I've heard that eating beans out of a can for a month or two haven't hurt anyone
Not if you live in Californeeyeah. . . i hear they have standards and laws on nasty emissions! Not something to be 'taken' lightly! )



Quote:
Originally Posted by TheTigerUK
Don't hurt you but they do give you the "wind" awfully, you ask my dog he looks at me disgustedly !! ) )

I always stay upwind!
06-23-2010 02:38 AM
MartinCRC
Re: 6306 versus 6309

In noting that three 6306's have recently appeared on SC with asking prices ranging from $700 to $1400 or so, a good compromise solution (clearly not one for the purists) might be simply to install a 6306 movement into a 6309 case, as I have done:



or in an earlier incarnation



You do see 6306 Actus and Silverwave watches appear from time to time, from which you could scavenge a movement - just a little patience and luck required.

Martin
06-22-2010 09:42 PM
rileynp
Re: 6306 versus 6309

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axel66
I probably have different ways to see things. If I would be divers guy, the 6309-704x would be the "must have" among those two (as it is more common and therefore more representative) and the 6306 would be the "nice to have"-one.
However, a 6306-diver is a nice complement to an 6309-diver!

Nothing strange about that to me- I didn't want a 6306-700x until I already had a nice 6309-704x- it seemed "unnatural" in my mind to have the 6306 before the 6309, like I would be skipping out on a duty. Price difference might have played a role subconsciously/consciously- make sure the 6309-704x is all you want it to be before going the extra mile for the 6306-700x, etc.. So there are two of us that think that way!
06-22-2010 09:12 PM
TheTigerUK
Re: 6306 versus 6309

Quote:
Originally Posted by 7s26b
Hi John, whilst searching for something else the other day ,I found an excellent post by Harry which compares the two watches- http://www.network54.com/Forum/78440...ed+20-03-08%29
Thanks for that !! that is a great post from Harry now i really do need one
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