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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Year of Production: August 1966
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: 3D Block Indices And Dauphine Hands
Lug width: 19mm
Bracelet: Vintage Super Engineer SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to the most legitimate sources found online, the Seiko 6662, is a 21J mechanical hand winding movement that was introduced in 1961. The 6222 was formerly known as the 956. The 6222 is an updated version of the 402/6220 with date. The 6222 is found in the Sealion and Skyliner range.
Do note that the Skyliner did move to the edgier 61A and 6102 movements in the late 60s.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is an August 1966 Seiko 6222-7030 Skyliner in stunning condition and is a highly sort-after Collectible for a variety of reasons, some already mentioned.
It's original silvery-white two-tone dial, 3D block indices, dauphine hands, date window and case are in immaculate condition after a good clean-up. The case and crystal were given a good buff to remove age marks and stains and is now in stunning condition albeit a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable to the naked eye.
The crown is original and is located at its traditional 3H position.
The movement was carefully stripped INCLUDING THE MAIN SPRING, cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibration conducted on 23 October 2023; hence, it underwent a FULL overhaul that includes servicing of the mainspring instead of a watch general servicing. It should be able to operate without servicing for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby providing the owner a peace of mind.
Equipped with the evergreen 6222 movement, it operates at 21,600 BHP and has 18 jewels that provides outstanding accuracy. The time-grapher after 60 hours of calibration shows excellent readings i.e. rate of 0 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 206 with a straight and centered line! Such readings are highly exceptional even by brand new modern automatic watch standards whereby the accepted tolerance is -20 to +40 seconds a day! This is a testament to the quality, excellent power reserve and longevity, the meticulous care provided over the years, and the expert calibration conducted.
The case width (without crown) and height are approximately 32mm and 38mm respectively. This lug width is 19mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 20cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
To the best of our knowledge while overhauling this timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts or modified. Hence, everything except the vintage SS bracelet are original, thereby it is considered in near MINT condition.
Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in immaculate condition (no dents and major scratches), and the movement within squeaky clean and well maintained. It has also been demagnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. A nice purposeful carrying case or box will be provided instead.
Seldom can one find a vintage watch that offers this and more. Yes, there are many other same / similar models in the market, BUT none are as well kept, maintained and calibrated as what you see here, and with an attractive price to boot. Hence, it is a no-brainer that this one-of-a-kind watch will make an extremely beautiful birthday present for that special someone born in August 1966. Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.
Bear in mind that this watch has seen many of the previous owners’ ups and downs in life, and should be cherished and well taken care of for the next generation to savour such engineering beauty.
Do also bear in mind that it will cost between S$ 250.00 to S$ 300.00 for an FULL overhaul, an estimated S$ 80.00 to calibrate (depending on watch condition), and S$ 100.00 to polish including tightening of bracelet links - these costs do not apply when purchasing this timepiece. So, if anyone was to sell such a timepiece at a low price yet claim that it has been serviced, one has to ask what kind of servicing was conducted, if any.
This is a highly sort-after Seiko Skyliner 6222-7030 in pristine condition with a stunningly preserved dial, 3D markers, dauphine hands, date window and case, and vintage SS bracelet, so, be unique and use something that is almost impossible to source.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, or any vintage watch fan for that matter!