That's what I also always thought, hence my tapping into the community wisdom. They're pretty early, though, late 60's early '70s, although even that is not certain. Some imitation, I'm pretty sure , we all know what the originals look like.
I have a few bracelets with the Seiko Japan clasps and also always thought they were AM or added on later. To my eye I always thought the stamping looked inferior but I do like seeing JAPAN on the clasp
I used to believe that they were knockoffs until last month when I bought a NOS bracelet stamped SEIKO JAPAN, still in its original 1970s' Seiko wrapper. I researched the stock number online and found that if these were actually manufactured by Seiko themselves, they were at least authorized by them and distributed through their supply chain to the customers as replacements. Unfortunately I didn't save the packaging that the bracelet came in, nor did I record my sources.
I'm trying to complete my research regarding the "Philippine SEIKO". The SKX models 399 & 401 are usually regarded as the "Philippine SEIKO" because these watches were first seen in the Philippines and therefore assumed that it was released only in the Philippines. There were also other...
Hi all, just registered to get vintage seiko expert opinions here:
coincidentally, i met another watch enthusiast who is thinking of offloading his vintage diver watches
2 x 6159, and 2 x 6105, i am mighty tempted to buy them over, so i would be grateful if any feedback/advice on what to take...
I don’t mean existing models with finer points, like a screw down crown on 6105s.
More like, what were some fantastic models that could have been made with existing parts.
I find the 7549 300m Professional SS Tuna to be a fantastic watch. I have a fairly clean one from 1982 I wear on an...