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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: SKX Series
Year of Production: May 2000
Number of Jewels: 21
Hand and Dial: 3D Button Lumen Indices and Diver Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 45mm
Lug Width: 22mm
Strap: Original Seiko SKX SS Bracelet + Silicon Rubber Strap
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
On 11 December 2021, this watch not only made it to the Top 10 Best Seiko Models of all time, it is the NUMBER 1 on this list!
According to most legitimate online information available, the Seiko 7S26 movement made its debut in 1996. This movement was the backbone of the Seiko 5 range and many other models such as this Diver's model.
This extremely sexy 2000 model, nicknamed "Submariner," was discontinued in 2018 to the dismay of many of her cult followers; hence, this is a highly sort-after Collectible because of its cult following.
After a good clean-up, this masculine 7S26-0050 21 Jewel Automatic revealed an immaculately preserved midnight black Dial that does not reflect which is good for military operations.
The 3D silver button lumen indices, date / day window and silver / luminous hands are excellent in condition after a good clean-up as well . The dial and hand lumens are operable.
The timeless cylindrical shaped silver case and back case were buffed as best as possible; however, there are some hairline scratches present. The mineral glass is original and in very good condition albeit a few minor scratches.
The crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is well protected against damage and snags via the crown guards located top and bottom of the crown, yet it is easily accessible. The date / day quickset works flawlessly by pulling the crown out for adjustment. The time is adjusted by pulling the crown out to the second level.
The Day is in English and Spanish, cool!
The movement was carefully stripped and meticulously cleaned via ultrasonic immersion, oiled, re-assembled and calibrated in August 2022. It should be able to operate without hinderance for the next 5 to 10 years at the very least thereby giving the owner peace of mind.
Equipped with the well revered 7S26 movement, it has 21 Jewels that operate at 21,600 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity. The time-grapher shows excellent readings i.e. rate of +15 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 269! Such readings are within 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 expert calibration.
The case width and height are approximately 38mm (without crown) and 45mm respectively. The lug width is 22mm, hence this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
The timepiece comes with the original high quality Seiko SS Bracelet that was also cleaned and buffed.
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 with all seals present, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested due to its age.
The pictures provided show the watch’s case in pristine condition (no dents and major scratches), and the movement within squeaky clean 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.
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 May 2000! 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 is a truly magnificent May 2000 Seiko Divers "Submariner" in pristine condition with a beautifully preserved 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!