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Many of my Seiko divers are heavily wabi'd up but not many have faded. I find the dail/bezels of 1978 6309s are jet black whereas some of the later model years fade to grey. One of my 6309s has a nice faded bezel though.



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I love the faded look...


None here are original or naturally faded, but i subscribe to the view that if you've got to have AM then it might as well be aged a bit to sit better with the rest of the watch.
 

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I like faded bezel with small amount of wabi. :)

My 6306-7000 from 1976.

 
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i personally love the faded bezels...give it character
 

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Love the wabi on a bezel, rather have a pretty much blank insert than a new AM one. My choice in watch says "battered".
What's your secret mrwozza70? How do you achieve this look I crave for?
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Fading but little/no scratching is the ideal IMHO!


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Seems like I might be the odd man out here but no I do not like bezels that are fading. I have replace all of my Seiko divers with new bezels. Now I do like the faded look on the hands and dials!
 

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No not really taking to it :undecided: Seem's over rated thus far.

I'm intrigued - is this sarcasm or are you not warming to the most prized seiko diver? I ask because never having seen one in the flesh I get the historical value but looks-wise it doesn't thrill me (JMHO, with the greatest respect to all their acolytes!)...


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I'm intrigued - is this sarcasm or are you not warming to the most prized seiko diver? I ask because never having seen one in the flesh I get the historical value but looks-wise it doesn't thrill me (JMHO, with the greatest respect to all their acolytes!)...


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Not sarcasm. It's a lot of money your paying for what is basically a date only watch that can go 150m under water. You could buy 4 or 5 chrono's for the same money or a couple of 6105's. I think this is one of those items that has been driven over priced through folks who don't have to worry about money and 'must have' the first Seiko diver. It's a bit like classic cars. I've owned Jag E-Types, Escort Mk1 RS2000's & Twin cams, Plymouth Road Runners & GTO's and there is 'no way' they are worth the money they fetch. Their prices as with the watch are being over inflated by folk with too much excess money or big limits on their credit cards. I'm going to give it a bit longer but most likely will trade it out for either a mint Silverwave of the same period which in my humble is a much nicer looking watch or a Omega Speedmaster. The Silverwave will leave me with enough money left over for 2 more watches or the Speedmaster will mean I have to cough up another £200GBP for what is a much more technical watch and with moon landing history attached. Just my opinion for what it is worth. I'm my books these should be £300 watches max.
 

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Not sarcasm. It's a lot of money your paying for what is basically a date only watch that can go 150m under water. You could buy 4 or 5 chrono's for the same money or a couple of 6105's. I think this is one of those items that has been driven over priced through folks who don't have to worry about money and 'must have' the first Seiko diver. It's a bit like classic cars. I've owned Jag E-Types, Escort Mk1 RS2000's & Twin cams, Plymouth Road Runners & GTO's and there is 'no way' they are worth the money they fetch. Their prices as with the watch are being over inflated by folk with too much excess money or big limits on their credit cards. I'm going to give it a bit longer but most likely will trade it out for either a mint Silverwave of the same period which in my humble is a much nicer looking watch or a Omega Speedmaster. The Silverwave will leave me with enough money left over for 2 more watches or the Speedmaster will mean I have to cough up another £200GBP for what is a much more technical watch and with moon landing history attached. Just my opinion for what it is worth. I'm my books these should be £300 watches max.
I don't disagree with you at all tony. I think real rarity comes into it a bit as well though.
You know that it can always come back! But shhh on the £300 quip!
I love the watch but preferred wearing the 6105-8110.
 

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Im going to disagree Tony, they are worth what they are worth , as a watch I agree, very ordinary, nothing special , but its supply and demand, simple as that there are lots of very ordinary 'things' that apparently cost decent money, buy hey, thats the illogical world of us collectors.
I saw a single lightning bolt seconds hand for a vintage Rolex Milgauss sell on the Vintage Rolex forum for $18000 ..... Lets face it, non of the stuff in 'our world' is really worth what we pay for it is it....
 
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