Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
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Birthday Watch January 1968! Seiko 5 6119A-6010 SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)

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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.

Make: Seiko
Type: Automatic
Model: Seiko 5
Year of Production: January 1968
Movement: 6119A
BPH: 21,600
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: 3D Block Silver Indices with Dauphine Hands
Width: 36mm
Lug to Lug Height: 42mm
Thickness: 11.5mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Original Seiko SS Signed Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

According to most legitimate online information, the 6119 made its debut in 1967 and ceased production in 1975.

For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a highly sort-after Collectible January 1968 Seiko 5 Model 6119A-6010 Seikosha SUWA in near mint condition.

Deep cleaning was conducted to reveal a beautiful and well preserved silvery-white dial, 3D Block Silver Indices, Dauphine Hands, Date / Day Window and Chapter Ring.

The case and bracelet also underwent deep cleaning via ultrasonic immersion and were buffed afterwards as best as possible albeit a few minor scratches that are barely noticeable to the naked eye. The glass was replaced with a hi-quality Japanese mineral glass.

The crown is located at the traditional 4H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage or snags yet easily accessible. The date / day quickset works flawlessly by pushing the crown to adjust the date, and pulling out the crown for hands adjustment. The day quickset is via rotating the crown to and from 8H and 4H pass midnight.

The Day is in English, cool!

The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 1 November 2023. In short, it was given a proper overhaul and not a general servicing. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.

Equipped with the 6619A movement, it has 21 Jewels that operate at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent longevity and accuracy. The time-grapher, after 60 hours of calibration, shows superb readings i.e. rate of 0 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 172 with a straight 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 for such a vintage timepiece, the meticulous care provided over the years, and of course the painstaking calibration conducted.

The case width and height are approximately 36mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm, and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 20cm; hence, the watch size is suitable for men and the modern women.

To the best of our knowledge and expertise when overhauling the timepiece, the watch is 100% original Seiko components from this particular watch. No parts were replaced with aftermarket parts or modified.

Even though the seals and gaskets are intact / replaced, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.

The pictures provided show the watch’s case in pristine 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 and maintained as what you see here, and with an attractive price to boot. So, 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 January 1968! Another no-brainer is the fact that its value 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$ 180.00 to S$ 200.00 for an overhaul, an estimated S$ 80.00 to calibrate, and S$ 10.00 to clean, polish and tighten the 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 truly magnificent January 1968 Seiko 5 SUWA in stunning condition with a beautifully preserved vintage dial, immaculate indices, hands, date window, movement, case, and original 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!

 

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