Seiko 6217-8000 diver from May 1965. The watch has a new H-link bracelet with custom endlinks. The dial, hands and crown are NOS parts sourced from Japan and Australia. The bezel insert is an aftermarket reproduction from the UK. I Removed the original bezel pip and installed a more era correct colour and shape pip. The 6217 movement was overhauled and all worn parts were replaced with NOS parts. The watch was a gift to my wife.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A 1970 Seiko 6105-8110, this particular model was made in short supply during 1970 only, it is the first of the larger 8110 case to be manufactured but it also carries the 'water proof' text on both the dial and case back. In 1971 Seiko removed the 'proof' text and started using 'resist' Leaving these examples to be quite rare and special. During the restoration I was able to source a NOS bezel, NOS seconds hand, new glass an original Seiko 19mm strap, note the rare 3 flute crown as opposed to the usual 6 flute. The watch was restored by IWW with the 6105B geting a service and full gasket change. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
Monday, October 3, 2011
This is one my 'grail' watches, a 1967 Seiko 6217-8001 diver. The first of the 150m line up. The case, bezel, crown and crystal were sourced from Japan as NOS parts. I had my best dial and hand set installed and the 6217 movement was completely overhauled with NOS parts where needed. This is as good as I will ever see. Hope you like the watch as much as I do.