Seiko 6217-7000 World Time, 1st generation from 1964 to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics that same year. Condition is excellent with sharp case lines and a fresh service from Ashton Tracy, aka the Seikologist, with a one year warranty - will include the service receipt in the pic above.

The only real knock on the watch is that the caseback is pretty rubbed out - these watches were notably susceptible to that. The torch is still faintly visible at certain angles, but the SN is strong. 4N07253 dates it to November 1964.

Seiko cal. 6217A; quicksets, does not hand wind or hack. This movement would later be used in the famous 62MAS dive watches, but it debuts with the '64 World Time. Closed crown rotates the world time bezel, first position quicksets, open position sets the time. 37.5mm case, 43mm lug-to-lug, 19mm lug width. Crystal is plexi.

I wear it on an unbranded croc strap, but I'll also throw in two bracelets I picked up for the watch. One is an aftermarket reproduction of the correct tire tread bracelet - not OEM Seiko, but decent quality and looks the part. The other is a 19mm Seiko Stelux bracelet from the 60's or 70's. The end pieces on this one are not a terrific fit, but the cross-hatched links go nicely with the linen dial.

$900 obro with free shipping to USA addresses. A face to face deal in New York City is an option. I'm a fan of vintage Grand Seiko and would consider a trade/partial trade. Only interested in stainless steel cases, and I don't care for the blue dials that have gone charcoal - within those parameters I'm open for suggestions. High on my wish list right now are a 4520-8000 or a 4522-7000.

I don't post here very often, and most of my posts are quite old - but I'm a real human with a real watch, and I'm easy to find on the web (see links). PM me here, DM me on IG, or email me at [email protected].

Thanks for looking!


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