Seiko 6105-8000 c.1968

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Seiko 6105-8000 c.1968

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The Seiko 6105-8000 diver is surging in popularity these days, and it’s not hard to understand why.

Somewhat ignored, and certainly not appreciated, the 6105-8000 is the successor to the highly collectible Seiko 62MAS and the predecessor to the famous,alrger 6105-8110 that made an appearance in the film Apocalypse Now. Amongst those two, it’s easy to see how this mildly designed timepiece wouldn’t be front and certain; but that has certainly begun to change for Seiko enthusiasts as of late.

With a comparatively reasonable 40mm sized case and sleek lines, this model has all that you’re looking for in a ‘70s diver: Automatic movement, bi-directional bezel, large blocky lume plots, and overall aesthetic appeal. This particular piece has the correct reproduction rubber waffle band, new Hardlex replacement crystal, and correct inner and outer Seiko boxes to make for a rarely seen boxed kit. The perfect balance of vintage feel with restored cosmetics.

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  • Movement: Seiko 6105A, 17 jewels, 21,600bph

  • Case: Stainless steel

  • Powered: Mechanical - Automatic

  • Case Width: 40.9 mm

  • Case Length: 48 mm

  • Lug Width: 19 mm

  • Thickness: 13.7mm

  • Crystal: New, hardlex glass crystal

  • Crown: Seiko signed crown

  • Band: 19mm reproduction rubber waffle strap (identical to original)

  • Boxes: Seiko Inner hard case and outer cardboard box

Function - This watch is wound by the natural movement of your body. It is recommended to rotate the watch by hand several times to get the watch running before you put the watch on your wrist. The proper motion would be putting your fingers around the outside of the case and twisting the watch in a circle motion, like you would when opening a doorknob.

[All vintage watches are expected to function as described. However, due to age and generally unknown service history (unless otherwise stated), these watches may not keep time as accurately as new or quartz (battery) watches. This is completely normal and does not indicate that there is a major problem. Like your automobile, all mechanical watches will likely need to be serviced at some point in time. Please keep this in mind, as there is no guarantee regarding when these vintage watches may need standard maintenance. Every watch sold by Buying On Time is done so with the expectation that it is not currently in need of service or repair, unless noted. We guarantee that all watches sold are accurately described and in the stated condition when they leave our hands.]