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This just arrived this morning from an ebay seller in the USA.
Got it for absolutely silly money (less than a tenner;) ), to say that I'm pleased with it is the understatement of the year. The case has a few dings but the crystal is like new and it runs beautifully. :cool: (the lower picture is the seller's picture)

 

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Nice catch :)
 

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The case back marking is 4633-8009 and the manufacturing date is November 1976, the bracelet appears to be the original and it is signed on the clasp 'Seiko SQ'. Now do I leave the case 'blemishes' as 'patina' or do I get the case refinished? Can anybody confirm (or deny) that the case, for this model, should be polished all over or should it be fine grained on the upper surfaces? In two minds at the moment about this. :confused:
 

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Nice watch, It looks like it uses the same case as my 4826-9009 solar, I've had a look at the surfaces of mine and I would say that the top including the flat ends that angle towards the lugs are brushed originaly but like yours mine is quite smoothed out now,



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Cheers, looks like brushed finished then on the upper surfaces, will probably leave 'as is' for the time being, still a very nice watch though and my earliest Seiko quartz. :cool:
 

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That's great! I have a new appreciation for these after visiting the museum. To think how pricey these were as new!!
 

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That's great! I have a new appreciation for these after visiting the museum. To think how pricey these were as new!!
I did read that the 4004 series were circa $250 in the mid 1970's, quite serious money at the time. :eek:hmy:
 
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