Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports SUWA 21J Automatic Watch (OH)
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Birthday Watch September 1968! Seiko 5 6119-8130 Sports 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 Sports SUWA
Year of Production: September 1968
Movement: 6119B
BPH: 21,600
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: Silver Dial, 3D Baton Indices and Stick Hands
Width: 38mm
Height: 43mm
Thickness: 13mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Strap: Genuine Seiko Signed SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

 

According to most reliable sources online, the 6119A debuted in November 1967 and it ceased production in 1975.

The 6119 was used for a range of Seiko model's now available (at that time) because of its robust attribute yet it was slimmer and had more features than the previous models it superseded.

For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a highly sort-after September 1968 Seiko 5 Sports Model 6119B-8130 SUWA 21 Jewel Automatic that had acquired Collectible status recently.

This seldom seen Seiko 5 Sports 6119-8130 has a beautiful and immaculately preserved matt black dial, 3D white baton indices, stick hands, date window and chapter ring are in very good condition after a deep cleaning. The marker lumens work faintly. The word Seiko and the "5" logo shows a bit of wearing off.

This beautifully and uniquely shaped silver case with built-in lugs with super sharp lines are in superb condition after a good cleaning, and buff. Most imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape and lines; however, there are still miniscule scratches remaining that are almost invisible to the naked eye.

The original crystal was replaced with an aftermarket hi-quality Japan Made crystal.

The crown is located at the traditional 4H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage or snags. The date quickset works flawlessly by pushing the crown in, and pulling out the crown for hands adjustment. The day quickset is via turning the hands backwards and forwards past midnight. The date is only in English.

The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 12 October 2023; hence it underwent an overhaul and not a general servicing. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby providing the owner peace of mind.

Equipped with the excellent 6119 movement, it operates at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity. The time-grapher, after 60 hours of calibration, shows excellent readings i.e. rate of -1 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 209 with a straight centered line! Such readings are truly 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 38mm (without crown) and 43mm respectively. The lug to lug is 18mm and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 20cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.

A genuine Seiko SS signed bracelet comes with the watch. It too underwent ultrasonic cleaning, a good buff and is now in stunning condition.

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 thereby it is considered in near MINT condition.

Even though the case back seal has been replaced, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.

The pictures provided show the watch’s case in excellent condition 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.

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.

Yes, there are many other same models in the market, BUT almost all are not in the same quality condition and is well maintained as what you see here. 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 September 1968! Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.

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 (depending on watch condition), and S$ 100.00 to clean and 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 Collectible September 1968 Seiko 5 Sports 6119-8130 SUWA in excellent condition; so, be unique and wear something that is almost impossible to source.

This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, and in fact, any serious watch collector!

 

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