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I'm sure you are getting tired of all these unveilings, but I love taking the pictures and later reliving the day that the watch arrived. :)


I freaked for a moment when I saw the $45 shipping label!! No way I paid for that?!? But I went back and checked and I only paid $8.50 for shipping. Whew!


This is another seller I've never bought from, but they do a marvelous job on the packaging!



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In fact the watch was "scientifically" packed!! I think I am dealing with another engineer here! Or a tailor, a neurosurgeon, a model-maker... :eek:hmy:



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A double bubble-wrapped bundle inside the page protecter.



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And there is my purchase, a 1965 Seiko Skyliner 6222-8000 with a 957 engine, a handwind 21-jewel Diashock movement.



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It's in pretty good shape for a 50 year-old watch, although there si some what looks like dirt on the dial, which you can see if the light is from the side. But it really looks like it would brush right off, if/when I ever have it serviced.



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Here is the simple crown.



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And the other side.



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And here is the "King Seahorse" case-back! ;) I like it!



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One of the reasons I bought this watch (besides the sub $100 price) was that the movement pictures from the seller look clean, for this old a watch, and that he said it had NOT been serviced. :cool: Look at those nice straight screw slots! Woohoo!



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Unfortunately, I went through my extensive strap reserve, but could not find a single brown 18mm platform for wearing my newest acquisition. :(


But the silver lining to that cloud is that I get to go strap/deployant shopping (!!) and I can keep wearing my newer Grand Seiko, which is now equipped with a Bob Davis sliver deployant. I've worn it for 6 days and it's 6 seconds fast! :p



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And now I have finally caught up with my unveilings from 2014.


Maybe I won't buy any watches this year!


Stay tuned! :rolleyes: Thanks for looking!


- Thomas
 

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wow...you get the nicest watches...excellent find
 
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