Wednesday, January 7, 2015

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE SEIKO FIRST GENTS DIVER WATCH 6217-8001











In 1965, Seiko introduced its first model of diver's watch. This first model came in calibers 6217A and its commercialization ran for 4 years period, started in 1965 until 1969 in limited quantities thus make it difficult to find because many of them have not survived till today and sought after by seiko diver watch collectors.

The 6217s were intended for Japan domestic market only.
MOVEMENTORIGINAL AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT, Cal. 6217A, Seventeen (17) Jewels With non Hacking Mechanism.
Professionally serviced just recently and is running well.
METALSolid Stainless Steel Case and Case back.
CASE 'n SIZEORIGINAL CASE. Has not been polished and still in its original factory finish.
Width: 44 mm excluding crown; length: 45mm from lug to lug. Thick: 13mm with bezel.
DIAL/MINUTE CHAPTER RING/HANDSORIGINAL SEIKO 6217-8001DIAL
ORIGINAL 62MAS Hands.
STEM/CROWNORIGINAL STEM (male/female type) engages hands, day and date wheel as it should.
ORIGINAL CROWN non screws down crown
It Comes With English Date Wheel.
CRYSTAL/Retainer RING
Original Hardlex Crystal.
Crystal is attached with crack-free ORIGINAL CRYSTAL-RETAINING RING NOT glued.
Rotating BEZEL 'n INSERTORIGINAL BEZEL RING rotates in bidirectional rotation. Non clicks Bezel.
ORIGINAL 62MAS INSERT.
BRACELET/STRAPIt comes on a Brand New Original Swiss Made Tropic Sport Rubber Strap.
FAT SPRING BARS are used in this watch as Seiko diver should come on fat spring bars.
SERIAL NUMBER7519652 which dates production back on May 1967. She is 45 years old.
WATER RESISTANCEWater Resistant 150 Meters  but not tested for this true old vintage diver.
PERSONAL COLLECTION - NOT FOR SALE

Brief Information on 1st Seiko Diver 6217MAS

Movement/case: 6217-8000; 6217-8001 Movement: 6217A (62MAS) Production: 1965-1968 Case size: 37mm (42mm with the crown) Lug width: 19mm (same as 6105-800x and 6105-811x) Thickness: 13.5mm Functions: 150M water proof, bi- directional rotating bezel, date The 150m water proof 6217 "62MAS" is Seiko (and Japan´s) first true diver, and as such enjoys a position of undisputed horological significance. As Seiko´s first diver it has high collectability in its own right, and is the cornerstone of any significant collection of vintage Seiko divers, be it a collection of 150m divers, shrouded divers or Professional (Prospex) models. In short - the collectability of the 62MAS does not need any further justification & no other Seiko diver can claim to be the first! 

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