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It all started when I saw this Japanese Seiko print ad from 1970:




Most of the pieces were already very familiar to me. There are the three chronographs across the top: the 6138 UFO, the 6139 Speed Timer, and the 6139-7010.

The second row was also mostly known: the 7015-7010 Speedtimer, the UFO 6119-6400, the square-cased 5126-8120 Rally. . .

but what was that last one?

After I banged around on Google I found out it was the 7019-6010.




The 7019 70 Meter Sports Diver family is one of Seiko's most varied.



It includes 7019-6000, 7019-6030, 7019-6040, 7019-8080, 7019-7050, 7019-8030. . . and of course the 7019-6010:



The 7019A movement is a pure automatic with no manual wind. The quickset day is activated by pushing the crown and turning the crown changes the date.


Often the bracelets on some of the Sports Divers while imaginative, turned out to be fragile. The code on it reads XGA-081.



Style wise on this model, I think that the bracelet is half the point:






While many of the other members of the group from the ad can sell for north of $500, I found two 7019-6010s that had been sitting on Ebay for over a month. I bought them both for less than half of their original asking price. If I were the sellers, I'd do the same. There just isn't too much interest among collectors for these.




Luckily, at least one of my purchases made it through with its original 19mm straight-ended bracelet intact.

Now I'll wait by my mailbox.

I'd love to hear from those who have anything to share about the 7019-6010, or any of the other 7019 70m Sports Divers.
 

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Very nice watch, congrats!

The 7019A movement is a lot like the 6119C. It's a pure automatic with no manual wind, a quickset day and date activated by pushing the crown, and an English and kanji date wheel.
So the 7019A is different from the other 7019 movements? All the 7019s i have had worked differently. Quickset of the day is done by pushing in the crown but the quickset of the date is done by pulling the crown out to the first stop.

edit: i have checked and i have a 7019a watch and it worked like described above. Have you opened your watch?
 

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Thanks for the information. There are some beauties in that family of watches and yours looks to be in nice shape - well done sir.
 

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I've just purchased a 7019-6030 black dial, there seems to be very little literature about these models and until the other day i had no idea they existed. Are they JDM?
 

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What's the general consensus on the 7019 movements? I'm guessing if it was jdm it would have been slightly better than the general release models? Also, i'm wondering wether these movements had jewelled mainspring arbor ports as this is something that usually wears on other seiko models. If not then it's soemthing i'll look into when i send mine for service.
 

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They were JDM movements, and they're great. Quicket day and date. Almost fifty years later and the unrestored, unserviced 7019-8030 that I have on my wrist still runs great. I think it would be an even better watch if I got it serviced and relumed though.



What's the general consensus on the 7019 movements? I'm guessing if it was jdm it would have been slightly better than the general release models? Also, i'm wondering wether these movements had jewelled mainspring arbor ports as this is something that usually wears on other seiko models. If not then it's soemthing i'll look into when i send mine for service.
 

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It all started when I saw this Japanese Seiko print ad from 1970:




Most of the pieces were already very familiar to me. There are the three chronographs across the top: the 6138 UFO, the 6139 Speed Timer, and the 6139-7010.

The second row was also mostly known: the 7015-7010 Speedtimer, the UFO 6119-6400, the square-cased 5126-8120 Rally. . .

but what was that last one?

After I banged around on Google I found out it was the 7019-6010.




The 7019 70 Meter Sports Diver family is one of Seiko's most varied.



It includes 7019-6000, 7019-6030, 7019-6040, 7019-8080, 7019-7050, 7019-8030. . . and of course the 7019-6010:



The 7019A movement is a pure automatic with no manual wind. The quickset day is activated by pushing the crown and turning the crown changes the date.


Often the bracelets on some of the Sports Divers while imaginative, turned out to be fragile. The code on it reads XGA-081.



Style wise on this model, I think that the bracelet is half the point:






While many of the other members of the group from the ad can sell for north of $500, I found two 7019-6010s that had been sitting on Ebay for over a month. I bought them both for less than half of their original asking price. If I were the sellers, I'd do the same. There just isn't too much interest among collectors for these.




Luckily, at least one of my purchases made it through with its original 19mm straight-ended bracelet intact.

Now I'll wait by my mailbox.

I'd love to hear from those who have anything to share about the 7019-6010, or any of the other 7019 70m Sports Divers.
It's great that you wrote this topic :)
I bought such yesterday, we have "birthday" at the same time, July 1971 :)
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Yes, quite excellent.


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MR.YODA what is the model # on yours? Your dial markers usually go with a different inner chapter ring.

Rob
 
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