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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: Seiko Skyliner
Year of Production: 1962
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: 3D Baton Silver Markers and Dauphine Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 41mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Seiko 5 Actus original SS bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
This Seiko 402 mechanical movement made its debut in 1961 in the Seiko SUWA Skyliner. It was circa 1960 that Seiko abrogated the 3 digit to 4 digit model, thus the 402 also became known as the 6102.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, THIS IS A SEIKO 402 SKYLINER SUWA in immaculate condition.
The 402 movement is one of the most rarest mechanical movements and is one of the most highly sort after. THIS WATCH IS A COLLECTORS ITEM.
This extremely rare 1962 vintage Seiko Skyliner's original silver dial has aged gracefully and has taken on a caramel grey that produces a golden syrupy dial at certain angles. Grey patina (Wabi-Sabi) is present between the 12H to 2H position that actually enhances the dial producing a greyish sunburst effect that compliments the silver Indices and case.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, THIS IS A PRE-SUWA (logo) 4 pointed star AD status HIGHLY SORT AFTER COLLECTORS WATCH.
The case (for its age) is in excellent condition and had undergone a painstaking cleaning process and most age marks and main scratches were removed albeit miniscule scratches do remain. The crystal was also given a good rub and is in very good condition.
The crown is original and is located at the 3H position and is nicely tucked away yet easily accessible.
The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and basic calibration conducted in May 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 402 movement, it has 21 Jewels that operate at 18,000 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity.
The case width and height are 35mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm 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.
A beautifully crafted hand-stitched high quality Crazy Horse genuine leather strap with leather padding, matching stitching and silver buckle is provided to compliment the colour of the case and dial.
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 as 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 1962. Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.
This is a highly sort-after Seiko Skyliner with a classy Crazy Horse bluish-green genuine leather strap that compliments the self-made sunburst dial, 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!