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Seiko 1967 6215-7000.

;) I will have one of my grail watch next week!!!









Have a great Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!!

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Jeremiah
 

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Nope, sorry. I admit I know next to nothing about these vintage Seiko divers, but I can think of better watches to buy with that much money.
 

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i saw that one and considered it only briefly because i know of wilton and he's a good guy seller on the vintage rolex forums.....but that dial is a bit worn, not only with the text being slightly faded off in areas, but the lume and the gold surrounds have had a rough life it seems. so, for this particular one, i'd have to say no =( i'd qualify my no by saying i may have paid $3k w/o batting an eyelash =)

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Although that is a beaute! Probably if I had the money. ???


But my true Seiko grail, GS diver or the gmt. Thats where my money would go. ;)


I think its time to play the lottery. lol.


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Dave.
 

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If I was a rich guy flush with cash and 5K was chump change the answer is no. A beat up watch is just that I don't care how rare it is.
 

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From what I know (and I'm no expert....)

1) It's a lot more rare than a 5513, which is the Sub you'd get from that era for that price.
2) It's Seiko's first "professional diver" and so has some history.
3) The bordered indices are actually a little nicer than the contemporary sub (later examples did have bordered indices)
4) In 1967 a sub cost $210. The 6215 was similarly-priced
5) the Seiko has an early 1 pc. case rated to 300m. The 5513 had a standard screw-back case rated to 200m
6) the 6215 is a highly tuned 35j movement; the Rolex 1520 movement was no slouch (27j; hand-finished), but many, many more were produced, so again, rarity.

This may be a bit high of a price for this condition, but IMO the 6215 stacks up nicely against a mid-1960s sub. Certainly more interesting to me than a new GS or Spring Drive, but I like vintage.... ;)

paul




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What makes a beat up Seiko worth the price of a mint Sub?


Serious question, as I'm still learning about Seiko.
 

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No for me...........with 5k I get all these excluding the cost of tropic strap

One 6309-7040,one 6217-8001,two GS 6146-8030,one 6105-8110 and one Omega speedmaster 20th anniversary

 
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