Agree, not much of a picture, but looks to me to be all original. The dial and hands seem to have been relumed because not matching pip on bezel. Can't tell for sure, but other than that looks all original. Jmo.well hello and welcome to the forum and great to have you with us...well it looks like a nice example...hard to tell from pic if any aftermarket parts are on it...any more pics available?..what did seller tell you in description?...i would ask for a few more pics if this is the only one seller is providing too...God Bless John
You know your 6105's sir! Very well put.Can't tell much from the pic (need a case back shot especially), but in general it's a nice looking watch.
As what's referred to as a Proof watch, it's relatively rare/uncommon - especially in this condition.
At about the same time Seiko switched from the 6105-8000 to the 6105-811x, they adopted the convention of labeling watches water resistant instead of waterproof.
As such, the great majority of 6105-811x's read "Water 150m Resist"/Water Resistant on the dial/case back - while the minority read Water 150m Proof"/Waterproof like the dial shown.
For collectors, this scarcity inflates the value of the Proof -811x's (and the Resist -8000's) a fair amount.
The case back should have Waterproof as well, and should be from no later than a 1971 production (serial number on back should start with 0 or 1).
AFAIK it's the policy of the site not to provide valuations, but I can tell you that I paid roughly $1k (w/o the chocolate bar strap shown) for this untouched early Proof/Proof hacking 6105-8110 at Japanese auction (so there was someone else bidding roughly this price as well):
Here were the sale photos:
Hope this helps. GL!
That's a nice one Jim!Looks to be an excellent 6105. At a glance the insert is probably a replacement, but who cares.. It is lovely.
The 6105-811x is a firm favourite on this forum. Here's one of mine:
Yea, all indicates that you'll get a very nice example. Don't forget to follow up with your pictures. I bet it looks better than we think!As title states I have an opportunity to purchase a 6105 and am looking for any advice on originality and what I should be looking at as far as price goes. Thanks in advance. Sellers pictures provided