Sunday, November 9, 2014

HARD TO FIND AUTHENTIC SEIKO DIVER 6105-8000 GENT WRISTWATCH











BRAND : VERY RARE SEIKO 6105-8000 GENTS WRISTWATCH FOR DIVERS

MODEL : 6105-8000

MOVEMENT : 6105A AUTOMATIC 21JEWELS CHRONOGRAPH

ORIGIN : JAPAN

SERIAL NO. : 8510170

CIRCA : MAY 1968

CASING: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL

MOVEMENT : SEIKO AUTOMATIC 21 JEWELS

DIAL:  BLACK new

BEZEL: BLACK with WHITE LUMED MARKER

MARKINGS: DIAL, BACK CASING, MOVEMENT

BAND : TROPIC STYLE RUBBER BAND

LUGS SIZE: 20mm

BAND WIDTH: 20mm

CRYSTAL: HARDLEX MINERAL

MEASUREMENT : 40mm X 42mm LUG TO LUG

WATER RESISTANT: 150 METERS

CONDITION: MINT, EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME.

PRICE: PERSONAL COLLECTION (WILLING TO LET GO FOR USD700)

Brief Information on Seiko 6105
Seiko has a rich history in the world of dive watches, and it’s safe to say that none is as iconic as the venerable Seiko 6105-8110/9 (aka 6105-811X). It is the definitive Seiko diver, and it holds it’s own against the other iconic divers of the 1970′s. This is known as Seiko’s 3rd generation diver, following the 6217 (aka 62mas) and the slimmer 6105-8000/9. The 6105-8110 and 6105-8119 are exactly the same, but the last digit in the reference number indicates in which market the watch was originally sold.

The 6105-800X was made from 1965-1975, and came in two slight variations. The early models from 1960 were labeled “water 150m proof” on the dial, and “waterproof” on the case back. At some point later that year, they changed the text to “water 150m resist” with “water resistant” on the back. This was inline with a change in nomenclature throughout the Seiko offerings. The “proof/proof” models are fairly rare, and command a definite premium over the “resist/resist” models.

The build quality and finishing is exceptional, and definitely on par with other hi-end divers of the same period, like the Omega Seamaster 300 and the Rolex Submariner. Seiko was, and still is, a true manufacture, making everything in-house. Not only was the movement in-house, but Seiko even made their own oils, cases, crystals and such. The 6105 was a very popular choice with US military servicemen in the Vietnam war era, and was available from the PX stores (retail stores found on United States military installations) for soldiers. It was also famously worn by Martin Sheen’s character, Captain Willard, in the Vietnam war movie 'Apocalypse Now'



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