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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: Seiko 5
Year of Production: June 1967
Number of Jewels: 23
Hand and Dial: 3D Baton Silver Indices with Dauphine Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 41mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Brand-New Hi-Quality Genuine Leather Strap with Silver Buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to most legitimate online information available, the Seiko 5126 movement made its debut in 1967 and ceased production circa 1971; hence, it is safe to assume that this June 1967 watch is from the earliest batch of Seiko 5's ever produced with the 5126 movement. Furthermore, its "AD"(Applied Dial) status makes it even more worthwhile to own; but more importantly, the model number (5126-7010) is found in the EXACT FORMAT on both DIAL and CASE-BACK which is the holy grail for many vintage watch collectors, making this timepiece A HIGHLY SORT AFTER COLLECTIBLE.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is one of the earliest Seiko 5 5126 DAINI ever produced with MATCHING MODEL NUMBER ON DIAL AND CASE-BACK.
After a good clean-up, this handsome Seiko 5 radiates an immaculately preserved reflective Silver Sunburst Dial creates a silvery-white two-tone effect from certain angles which is extremely pleasing to the eye. The 3D silver baton indices, reflective chapter ring, date / day window and silver hands are near mint-condition after a good clean-up as well.
The classical one piece silver case was buffed as best as possible; however, there may be some miniscule hairline scratches present.
The crown is located at the traditional 4H position and is easily accessible yet it is nicely tucked away to prevent damage or snags. The date quickset works flawlessly by pushing the crown in to adjust the date. The time is adjusted by pulling the crown out and adjusting accordingly. The day quickset is via turning the hands backwards and forwards past midnight.
The movement was carefully stripped, cleaned, oiled and re-assembled and basic calibration conducted in September 2022. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years thereby providing the owner peace of mind.
Equipped with the highly revered 5126 movement, it has 23 Jewels that operate at 19,800 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent longevity and accuracy. The time-grapher shows excellent readings i.e. rate of -3 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 175. Such readings are 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 39.5mm (without crown) and 41mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 21cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
A brand new vintage designed saddle brown with white stitching and silver buckle genuine leather strap with built-in quick release spring bars was chosen to emphasize the silver case and dial, and is extremely comfortable to wear. The Buyer has the option to choose a different design and colour genuine leather strap from my array of straps should he / she wishes to do so.
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.
Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in pristine condition (no dents and major scratches). 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 June 1967! 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.
This particular watch model is valued between S$ 205.00 to S$ 330.00 if you can find it on various auction / online sites from really horrible, to un-serviced, to "as is," to serviced condition watches. Note: the mentioned prices do not include currency conversions, commissions, taxes and freight costs etc.
This serviced, calibrated and buff timepiece with MATCHING DIAL AND CASE-BACK MODEL NUMBER is being sold here for S$ 298.00 which is extremely reasonable. So, NO LOW-BALLERS, please! Take note that low-ballers, trolls and wannabe advisors (whose "advise" is completely unwelcomed) will not be entertained, and should they persist, they will be reported and blocked!
Do also bear in mind that it will cost between S$ 80.00 to S$ 120.00 for a servicing, an estimated S$ 50.00 for a basic calibration, and S$ 40.00 to buff such a watch case - 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 June 1967 Seiko 5 DAINI in fantastic condition with a beautifully preserved vintage dial, immaculate indices, hands, movement and case; 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!
Seiko 5 5126-7010 1967 June DAINI 23J Automatic Wrist Watch Timepiece