AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch
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AUCTION: Birthday Watch June 1965! Seiko 6602-9981 Sportsman Calendar 17J Mechanical Watch

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

Make: Seiko
Type: Mechanical
Model: Sportsman Calendar
Year of Production: June 1965
Movement: 6602
BPH: 21,600
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Solid-Gold Baton Marker with Dauphine Hands
Width: 36mm
Lug to Lug Height: 42mm
Thickness: 10mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Bracelet: Hi-quality genuine leather strap with gold buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

 

According to most reliable online sources, the Seiko Sportsman made its debut in 1960 utilising the 4361 movement.

This Seiko Sportsman Calendar used the 6602 movement to incorporate a date window. The 6602, formerly known as Cal 957, made its debut circa 1961. This movement is normally found in Seiko Sportsman and Seahorse models.

For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a JDM gold-filled Seiko SUWA Seikosha Sportsman Calendar 6602. The seahorse on the case-back indicates this watch was meant for sea-sports and can act as a dress watch in the evening ~ clever.

Most such models were cannibalised for their gold-filled indices to replace those damaged in Seiko 62Mas Diver's watches that had greater value. Hence, not many fully original 6602 Gold Filled models exists thereby making this timepiece literally a "one-of-a-kind" and highly sort after due to its increasing scarcity.

This extremely rare Seiko 6602-9981 Gold-Filled Sportsman Calendar's original ivory white dial with sunburst design portrays a variety of hues from various angles, shows almost no signs of aging. The 14K solid-gold markers, hands and date window are in immaculate condition after a good cleaning.

The gentleman-like cylindrical shaped gold-filled case with silver bezel was buffed as best as possible; however, there are some hairline scratches present. The glass is original and was given a good rub-down.

The signed crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is easily accessible. The date quickset is via the traditional method of pulling out the crown to the first and second level for date and time adjustment respectively.

The movement was carefully stripped and cleaned, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated in June 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 iconic 6602 movement, it has 17 Jewels that operate at 18,000 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity.

The case width and height are 36mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively. The lug width is 19mm and the genuine leather saddle strap can accommodate wrists up to 21.0cm with ease; hence, this watch 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 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 excellent condition, and the movement within squeaky clean and well maintained. It has also been de-magnetised to improve parts reliability, minimise wear & tear, and improve accuracy. The only drawback is the lack of documentation and original box. An aftermarket box or purposeful carrying case 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 two-toned that has minimally aged 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 someone special born in June 1965. Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.

This is a highly sort-after GOLD-FILLED Seiko Sportsman Calendar Watch with a classy Brown Leather Dress strap that compliments the case and dial perfectly; 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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