Looking for a quality original piece from 1980 - March 1980 is the grail.
As original as possible pls, although comfortable with a new crystal.
Suwa dial preferred and serviced would also be a plus.
Black PVD 6309 cushion case diver.
Case has been blasted and coated in black Titanium nitride. Crown and bezel polished and coated in black pvd. Domed sapphire crystal, am ScubaPro dial, am handset; comes on a black rubber dive strap. 6309 auto movement running fine and keeping good time. Case...
After buying a vintage 6309-7049 complete with GL831 strap and wearing it a few times, I could not shake the feeling that I should not trust a 37 year old rubber strap. While it is in good condition (no tears or other damage), I wanted something new.
After seeing some aftermarket "replacements"...
after participating in yet another 6309 diver authenticity evaluation, I finally got around to collect some of the valuable information that is given time and again here.
These are small morsels of wisdom concerning the 6309-7040 respective 6309-7049 divers that one does not...
I'm currently looking for a nice 6309-704x.
Must have an original dial.
Condition of dial & hands & crown tube is important to me. Bezel insert & crystal not so much, although it would be nice if it is wearable right away. Strap not important.
Points for recently serviced.
Extra points for a...
FS: Seiko 6309-7049, July '78. Watch is entirely original, and original to itself. This is not a composite piece. Totally unfaded and original dial, with cream lume. Deep red dial text. NOS crystal installed. All new seals. Serviced, timed. On a never-worn Isofrane.
Condition: 85%, light wear...