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BIRTHDAY WATCH IS A WATCH THAT WAS PRODUCED THE SAME MONTH AND YEAR AS SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY.
Model: 7005-7030 Oversized
Year of Production: June 1970
Number of Jewels: 17
Hand and Dial: 3D Silver Baton Indices with Dauphine Hands
Lug to Lug Height: 41mm
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Original Seiko Signed SS Bracelet
Pouch / Box: Brand-New EVA Type Zipper Pouch
According to most reliable online sites, the Seiko 7005 movement made its debut in 1969, and was one of the main movements for the mid-range Seiko's until 1979. This movement was also used in the iconic 7005-80XX diver's series.
For Seiko Collectors and Vintage fans, this is a Seiko DAINI in excellent condition. This watch is a Collectible because of its super rare movement.
This seldom seen June 1970 Vintage Seiko was given a good clean-up - the results - the silver sunburst dial, reflective chapter ring, 3D-styled silver markers, date window and hands are now in stunning condition.
Its typical cylindrical shaped silver case and original Seiko signed SS bracelet were given a good cleaning and buffed as best as possible but tiny hairline scratches and dings still remain. The acrylic crystal is brand new.
The crown is located at the traditional 3H position. The date and time quickset works flawlessly by pulling out the crown to the first and second levels for respective adjustments.
The movement was carefully stripped, cleaned, oiled, re-assembled and basic calibration conducted. It should be able to operate unhindered for the next 5 to 10 years thereby giving 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 +6 seconds every 24 hours and amplitude of 201! Such readings are very hard to be found even in modern brand new automatic watches whereby the accepted tolerance is -2- 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 38mm (without crown) and 42mm respectively which are considered big for its year of introduction. The lug width is 18mm, and the bracelet can accommodate wrists up to 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 MINT condition.
Due to its age, this timepiece has not been water-resistant tested.
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. 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 June 1970! 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$ 40.00 for basic calibration (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 and rare June 1970 Seiko 7005-7030 DAINI in stunning condition with a beautifully preserved vintage dial, indices, hands, movement, case and original bracelet; 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!