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A ten year quest for finding a rather cheap but rather rare Seiko 150m dive watch with orange dial came to its end today. I have picked this up today from customs (came from Peru): 1982 Seiko 6309-729B







Average condition and came with an AM bezel insert but I had one of Yobokies excellent repro inserts which looks very nice imho. Yes there are better Seikos out there but sometimes it's all about owning all dial variations so I just had to find the orange dialed 6309-729B one day :rolleyes:
 

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I've managed to find two of these. Neither of them perfect, and both need original gold lettered bezel inserts.





Maybe not perfect but still very very nice! I still wonder why the dial and hands of a 1978 7548-700x usually are in much better condition compared to a later 6309-729x...:confused:

What year are they from please if you don't mind me asking?
 

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Maybe not perfect but still very very nice! I still wonder why the dial and hands of a 1978 7548-700x usually are in much better condition compared to a later 6309-729x...:confused:

What year are they from please if you don't mind me asking?
The one with the Hong Kong dial is August 1983, the other is May 1982.
These really are buggers to find in good condition. SKX011 hour and minute hands seem to be the same.
 

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A few days ago, I saw an old man wearing an orange dial watch from Seiko but I couldn't make sure which model, when I approached him, I immediately asked to buy it, and thank God he wanted to sell it. So this watch is what I got from the old man. What do you guys think about this watch??
 

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A few days ago, I saw an old man wearing an orange dial watch from Seiko but I couldn't make sure which model, when I approached him, I immediately asked to buy it, and thank God he wanted to sell it. So this watch is what I got from the old man. What do you guys think about this watch??
Where did all the rotted lume that fell out of the hands go? Probably into the movement.

Those areas of the dial that have turned green, I had an orange 7548 like that once. Sold it cheap with close up of the affected parts although[ the first buyer returned it because he didn't realize how bad it was so he made up an excuse to ebay. Sold it next to another guy who understood why it was so cheap, probably for parts. Not an attractive aging process!

Chapter ring, hands and bezel are pretty far gone along with the dial.

Nice case back !
 
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