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 posted this on another forum but thought I should ask here as well.
Last month in June we had a birth in the family so what a better way to mark the occasion than to find a birth year birth month Seiko for the little one, i.e. serial beginning with "06" to denote 2020 June.
To my surprise...
With the end of the production for the SKX007 and its variants, I've been wondering when did the last 7S26-0020/0028/0029 00 come out? I now have an August 2019 7S26-0028 SKX009.
I am thinking this might be the last run. Anyone got anything later?