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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: 5 Series
Year of Production: September 1981
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Baton Silver Indices with Pencil Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 42.5mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Bracelet: Original Seiko 5 Signed SS bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to the most reliable on-line sources, Seiko introduced the 7009 movement in 1976 that became the workhorse for most Seiko Daini mid-range models until it was replaced by the 7S26 movement that debuted in 1996. The 7009 is an upgrade / updated version of the 7006 - The day function was upgraded to quickset (i.e. push in the crown to advance the day).
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a highly prized Made In Japan SEIKO 5 DAINI 7009 New Old Stock timepiece.
It is in stunning condition as proved by the pictures provided. The linen grey dial, silver indices and hands are in MINT condition. And the hand lumens still work.
Its typical shaped silver case is in excellent condition. The shape remains sharp and clean and do not have any dings, dents and major scratches. Miniscule scratches are almost impossible to find as well, and the back case shows no scratches caused by opening the back case or mishandling. Nonetheless, the case has been buffed as best as possible to bring out the stunning effect.
The crown is located at the traditional 4H position and is neatly tucked away to prevent damage and snags, yet is easily accessible. The date and time quickset works flawlessly by pulling out the crown to the first and second level to adjust the date (via counter-clockwise) and time respectively. The day quickset works perfectly as well via pushing the crown in.
The Day is in Spanish and English - Cool!
Even though this watch is NOS, it was nonetheless carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 10 August 2023. In short, it was given a proper overhaul and not a basic servicing. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby giving the owner peace of mind.
Equipped with the 7009 movement, it has 17 Jewels that operate at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy. The time-grapher, after 60 hours of calibration, shows excellent readings i.e. rate of +1 second every 24 hours and amplitude of 267! Such readings are extremely 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 37.0mm (without crown) and 42.5mm respectively. The lug width is 19mm and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 21cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
Everything within the case including the crown is 100% original thereby it is considered brand new, what with its age of 42 years being taken into consideration.
An original Seiko signed vintage SS bracelet is provided. It is in mint condition but it too has undergone ultrasonic cleaning and a good buffing afterwards.
Even though all gaskets and seals have been replaced, please note that this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in excellent condition (no dents and major scratches), and the movement within squeaky clean and well maintained This beautiful watch has been de-magnetised 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 Seiko 5 DAINI 7009-3040 in mint condition 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 September 1981! 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.
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 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.
A truly impressive horology vintage piece I must sincerely admit; so, be unique and own something that is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to source and in mint condition.
This is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, or any vintage watch fan for that matter!