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My first post here, and wanted to say hi. I've recently acquired the Seiko bug, and had the chance to pick up this pretty cherry '68 6105-8009 earlier this week. I'm absolutely in love with this guy. Has very unusual lume patina, but I'm almost 100% sure this is not a relumed piece. In fact, it appears this was originally owned by an American GI, and might have seen service in Vietnam (although I don't have the direct provenance to prove that). Now, I just need to find a nice '75 6105-8110. Look forward to spending time here. Cheers!

 

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Awesome patina indeed, great catch !
Thank you for sharing. Maybe you should try it on tropic rubber strap ?

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Welcome to the forum, Duke. It is great to have you among us.

Your 6105-8009 is gorgeous! This model has been growing on me for a long time. And these awesome fotos are not helping on my craving!

Wear it in the best of health . . .

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That patina is amazing! Had one just like that. Congrats


Your 6105 collection is fantastic!

You know what to do once get tired of those old things ;-) Please PM me then.

Thanks for sharing . . .

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My first post here, and wanted to say hi. I've recently acquired the Seiko bug, and had the chance to pick up this pretty cherry '68 6105-8009 earlier this week. I'm absolutely in love with this guy. Has very unusual lume patina, but I'm almost 100% sure this is not a relumed piece. In fact, it appears this was originally owned by an American GI, and might have seen service in Vietnam (although I don't have the direct provenance to prove that). Now, I just need to find a nice '75 6105-8110. Look forward to spending time here. Cheers!

That's a nice one.
That stated is a very good chance it did see service in Vietnam
if it was made in ........... 1968. The period of ..... 1968 to 1969
just into 1971, was the hottest time of the war.

Operation Sling Shot, The TET Offense., and etc. Were in this time zone
mainly.
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Duke :
Remember all U.S. Forces were out of Vietnam in 1972.
But Military Advisory Staff stayed there longer because they
still were training South Vietnamese Military Personnel on how
to take full control and continue the holding of the South from
Communist control. These were stationed in Da Nang Air Base.
The PCF Coastal Patrol Forces, Military Police, etc. , did that
training for the South Vietnamese Naval Forces. Some River Patrol
Forces were still there yet until all had leftthen everything was
turned over to the South Vietnamese Navy.
 
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