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A BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: Seikomatic Weekdater
Year of Production: March 1964
Number of Jewels: 26
Hand and Dial: 3D Baton Silver Markers with Dauphine Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 44mm
Lug Width: 19mm
Bracelet: Brand-New Hi-Quality Two Tone Genuine Leather Strap With Silver Buckle
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to most reliable on-line sources, the Seiko 6206 movement made its debut in 1963. This movement was an improved version of the Caliber 400 (later 410) movement. In between these 2 movements were the 6201 and 6220. The 6201 was used in the first Seiko 5 Seikomatic but it was the 6206 that laid the groundwork for the 62xx series that brought forth the Grand Seiko to the world.
The 6206 movement is found in Seikomatic's and Weekdater's, and is highly sort after because it is not only a thing of beauty but its components were cannibalised for many more expensive watches, thereby this particular 6206-8040 is highly sort after due to its scarcity.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, THIS IS A Seiko (pre-logo) SUWA Seikosha AD timepiece in very good condition, hence the Cool Spinner Logo. The dolphin is not found on the watch case-back because this watch was meant to target the executive and not sports person.
This extremely rare Seiko Seikomatic Twin-Window's original milk white Dial has begun to discolour gracefully and has taken on a buttercream hue at certain angles that enhances its look! Patina (Wabi-Sabi: The Perfect Imperfections / Imperfect Perfections) has made a subtle entrance at the bulls-eye of the dial which is rather unique and seldom seen on vintage watches. The Chapter Ring remains clean, so too the silver hands after a good clean-up. The 3D silver baton indices and date window have oxidised but marries well with the dial to create a subtle vintage effect that is pleasing to the eye. The case, case back and crystal glass are in excellent condition albeit hairline scratches commonly found on vintage timepieces.
The timeless masculine cylindrical shaped silver case was buffed as best as possible; however, there are some hairline scratches present. The glass is original and was given a good rub-down however, hairline scratches are still present.
The crown is located at the traditional 4H position and is nicely tucked away to prevent damage or snags yet easily accessible. The date and time quickset is via the traditional method of pulling out the crown to the first and second level for date and time adjustment respectively. The day quickset is via turning the hands backwards and forwards past midnight. Another unique feature is that the day is only in English.
The movement was carefully stripped, cleaned, oiled, re-assembled and given a basic calibration in July 2022. 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 well revered 6206 movement, it has 26 Jewels that operate at 18,000 beats per hour (BPH) giving it excellent accuracy and longevity. The time-grapher shows excellent readings i.e. rate of +9 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 229! Such readings are impressive even for 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 38mm (without crown) and 44mm respectively. The lug width is 19mm and the strap length is 21cm; hence, this watch is suitable for men and the modern women.
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.
A beautifully crafted hi-quality two-toned hand-stitched green/black genuine leather strap with matching green stitching is provided to enhance the colour of the case and dial.
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, dings 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. An aftermarket box or purposeful carrying case 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 March 1964! 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 March 1964 Seiko Seikomatic SUWA Two Window watch in immaculate 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 is a must-have for the Seiko die-hard fan, or any vintage watch fan for that matter!