Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch
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Birthday Watch July 1973! Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI 17J Automatic Watch

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

Make: Seiko
Type: Automatic
Model: 7005-8160-P Series
Year of Production: July 1973
Movement: 7005
BPH: 21,600
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Silver Baton Indices and Hands
Width: 35mm
Lug to Lug Height: 41.5mm
Thickness: 11mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Brand-New Hi-Quality Genuine Leather Strap with Silver Buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch

 

According to most reliable online sources, the Seiko 7005 movement made its debut in 1969 and was one of the main movements for mid-range Seiko's until 1979.

This movement was also used in the iconic 7005-80XX diver's series.

This is a highly sort-after Seiko DAINI, Model 7005-8160 17 Jewel Automatic wrist watch due to its unique dial, case design and "P" model.

Deep cleaning was conducted on this seldom seen July 1973 Vintage Seiko that has revealed a beautiful and immaculately preserved silver sunburst dial, 3D silver indices, hands and date window.

The dial gives off a greenish hue that makes the dial cream green at certain angles - beautiful! The 3D silver indices and hand lumens are operable; however, the hands lumens do show a certain amount of aging.

The unique rectangle portrait shaped case with sexy diagonal contours was cleaned and polished to almost perfection but do note that miniscule hairline scratches on case and back case may be present. The acrylic crystal is brand new.

The crown is located at the traditional 3H position and is easily accessible. The date and hand quickset works flawlessly by pulling out the crown to the first and second levels for respective adjustments.

The movement was carefully stripped, meticulously cleaned, oiled, re-assembled and basic calibration conducted in October 2022. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years thus providing the owner peace of mind.

Equipped with the 7005 movement, it has 17 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 0 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 211! Such readings are truly 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 basic calibration conducted.

The case width and height are approximately 35mm (without crown) and 41.5mm respectively. The lug width is 18mm and the strap can accommodate wrists up to 21cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.

A brand new crocodile designed vintage genuine leather strap with silver buckle comes with the watch. Green was chosen to marry with the greenish hue the dial produces. The Buyer has the option to choose a different design and coloured strap from my array of straps should he / she wishes to do so.

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 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.

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 July1973! 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$ 120.00 to S$ 150.00 for a proper servicing, an estimated S$ 80.00 to calibrate (depending on watch condition), and S$ 100.00 to clean and 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.

This is a truly magnificent July 1973 Seiko 7005-8160-P DAINI in near mint condition with a beautifully preserved vintage dial, immaculate indices, hands, movement and case; so, be unique and use something that is almost impossible to source.

This classic is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, or any vintage watch fan for that matter!


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