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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: Seiko 5 Sports
Year of Production: May 1970
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: 3D Silver Baton Lumen Indices and Baton Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 43mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Strap: Original Seiko 5 Sports Signed SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to most legitimate online information available, the Seiko 7019 movement made its debut in 1969.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a truly hard to source Seiko 5 Sports 7019-6010 21 Jewels Japan Domestic Model (JDM) in excellent condition that has become a collector's item due to its rarity.
This sporty case with curved edges and built-in legs brings sexiness to a different level! It's original midnight black dial, 3D lumen baton indices, baton lumen hands and silver date / day window show minimal signs of aging after a good clean-up.
This beautifully curved shaped silver case is in superb condition with its super sharp lines maintained but nonetheless, it was given a good ultrasonic cleaning and buff. Most imperfections were removed without compromising the case shape and lines but there are miniscule hairline scratches and the odd ding that are almost invisible to the naked eye. The crystal is original. It too was given a good rub albeit miniscule scratches remain.
The crown is original and is located at the 4H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage and snags yet easily accessible. The date / day quickset works flawlessly by pressing the crown in to change the day whilst pulling out the crown to the first level to adjust the date. The time is adjusted by pulling the crown out to the second level. The inner bezel works like butter when the crown is rotated.
The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated on 20 August 2023. In short, it underwent an overhaul and not a basic service. 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 7019 movement, it operates at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity. The time-grapher shows excellent readings i.e. rate of -2 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 197 in a straight line. 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 41.0mm (without crown) and 43.0mm 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.
The bracelet is the original vintage Seiko 5 Sports signed SS bracelet that came with the watch. It too was given a good ultrasonic wash and buff and is now in superb 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 seals and gaskets are intact, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in pristine 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 someone special born in May 1970! Another no-brainer is the fact that the value of this watch will appreciate over time.
This is a highly sort-after super scarce Seiko 5 Sports with Midnight Black Dial in almost stunning 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!