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Hello,
recently during a visit to my local flea-market I bought a nice Seiko 6217-7000. Based on it's serial number it's dated from March 1964. Knowing that this is a commemorative watch for the 1964 Olympics is pretty cool. Here are the pictures:

Unfortunately the caseback is worn but the logos are still visible


A movement pic:

So I have some questions
1)First and more importand question, is it a good example or a franken(which I don't think is the case but I am not expert)
2) Is the crown original; Most of these watches have another crown but I have seen also this crown.
3)What is it known about this model;
Thank you for your attention:)
 

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Hi,

I think that may be a 6217-7010 ?

Looks as though it may have had a hard life by the looks of the corrosion on the seal face ?

Like you I have seen a few 6217 WT with the smaller crown, one of mine came with a crown like yours and the experts advised me it was wrong and i changed it but I am not so sure that it was wrong in the first place as other collectors have had the crown like yours as well.

Basically a nice watch even with the wear :)
 

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The back has the reference 6217-7000 written, which is also in the inner side of the caseback. If this is 6217-7010 why it has another code written;
 

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The back has the reference 6217-7000 written, which is also in the inner side of the caseback. If this is 6217-7010 why it has another code written;
I could be totally wrong but it just looks like a 7010, its possible the case back was swapped at some time ?
 

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I diad a quick search and I found this image of a 7010:

As you can notice under each hour marker there is a lume dot(or something similar) which my watch doestn't have. Also in the same thread I found the picture, a member points out that the 7010 has a screw-in caseback while my watch has a snap-on caseback which is correct for 7000. Here is the thread:http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japa...-has-anyone-got-any-pictures-6217-7010-a.html
 

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Bugger that was me and your correct, I have the 7010 with the dots.

I now want one with your dial :)
 

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Just keep going:) In my expererience good deals happen mostly when you don't go. I once lost a Seiko 6105-8000(or another similar diver) because I hadn't gone that day The guy who was selling it didn't know about it and he sold it for 120 euros!!
 
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