Im with you on this Fabulous dial!As you know John I have a soft spot for the 6206 weekdaters and the 8040 model's hit all the sweet spots, the minute track chapter ring, the sunburst dial finish, the full length dauphine hands, the 62xx caliber "4" on the date wheel and the kanji day wheel is the icing on the cake.
I agree Re the dial...
So much that I have a close relative:
It's the seller pictures because I dont have a decent one yet.. But its has been with me for about 8 months..! Must get the camera out and try to shoot this dial..!
Not too much to say, I always wanted one because they were Seikos top of the line watch back in the day. The 1964 Weekdater 6218-8971 was the immediate, automatic equivalent of the 1964 Grand Seiko hand-wind, before the appearance of the first automatic GS in 1967. This one appeared for sale on the TF at the end of 2012 so I bought it, replaced the crystal and sorted out a very stiff canon pinion and have loved it ever since.Woah at your SS 6218-897X!
More info and pics, please!