apocalypse_now


Seiko is one of a few rare companies that made everything for their watches. From Cases, Dials, Movements and Tools, TO Oils, Grease, Repair Equipment, Straps, Bands, Bracelets, Crowns, everything was designed, created manufactured in house.


IT HAS BEEN POSTED THAT:

1- AN ALL ORIGINAL 6105 MOVEMENT MODEL SEIKO, DEPENDING ON THE MODEL AND CONDITION, CAN RUN FROM 250 TO 7500.00

2- AN ORIGINAL 6105 MODEL  SEIKO, DEPENDING ON THE MODEL AND CONDITION, PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED, PRICE  DEPENDING ON ORIGINAL and AFTERMARKET PARTS, CAN RUN BETWEEN 400.00 TO 3000.00.

3-  AN ENCLOSED NON WORN MINT CONDITION -EVERYTHING LIKE IT WAS WHEN PURCHASED, WITH ONLY  THE ILLUMINATION DEAD, NON SERVICED OR REPAIRED, DELIVERS THE HIGH PRICES--   FACT IS, A IN OUR OPINION BASED ON FACT, A PROFESSIONAL MOVEMENT SERVICE MAY INCREASE THE PRICE.

IF MOVEMENT PARTS WERE REPLACED [MAIN SPRING BALANCE STAFF ETC] IT MAY ALTER PRICES AS TO USE VS CONDITION. ESPECIALLY IN THE MIND OF A BUYER. WE  SEE A SMALL CHANGES IN PRICING  IF IT WAS A REPAIR OF MAJOR PART LIKE BALANCE STAFF , WHILE A MAINSPRING WOULD NOT STATE IT WAS WEAR VS SMART MOVE .  AND, PRICE IS ADJUSTED UP AND DOWN BY THE FACT OF WHO, PERFORMS THE WORKS.  IF IT WERE HOME BREW OR BY BY SEIKO OR A PRO REPAIR WORKS.

FACT CHECK 1: IS CORRECT EXCEPT IT IS AN AVERAGE OF 250 TO 1800.00 WITH THE LEVEL ACHIEVED DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, WITH ALL ORIGINAL PARTS, THE MOVEMENT SERVICED --OR REPAIRED AS STATED ABOVE-, AND LOOKING USED TO LOOKING MINT.

FACT CHECK 2: IS CORRECT EXCEPT IT IS 250 TO 1300.00 WITH THE LEVEL ACHIEVED DEPENDING ON THE MODEL, WITH THE MOVEMENT SERVICED OR REPAIRED, WITH OR WITHOUT CHANGED MOVEMENT PARTS, AFTER MARKET OR ORIGINAL CASE PARTS.

SERVICE REPAIR REAL WORLD PRICE
NORMALLY MOVEMENTS SERVICING PLAYS NO PART IN NOT ATTAINING THE HIGH PRICES AND IN FACT SHOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED. MOVEMENT REPAIRS W/ORIGINAL PARTS SHOULD PLAY LITTLE PART IN PRICING BUT MAY, WITH CERTAIN MODELS AND/OR INVESTORS . AND IF THE PART DENOTES SHOCK, HEAVY USE ETC. OUR AVERAGE ATTAINED WAS FULL VALUE AS TO WITH/WITHOUT MODELS

CASE DETAILING REFINISHING CASE SHOULD BE AS ORIGINAL AND NOT HACKED
THERE ARE MANY CASES WITH DENTS AND OTHER MARKS AND STEEL CHANGES
THE FINISHED STEEL LOOK AND MEASUREMENTS ARE IMPORTANT
DEPENDING ON SAME IT IS UP TO BUYER

OUR AVERAGE ATTAINED WAS WITHIN 10% OF THOSE ORIGINAL WITH SOME DAMAGE
THERE ARE LEVELS OF DAMAGE FROM MINT.
CASE ALL ORIGINAL KEPT IN SAFE 40 YEARS TOP PRICE
CASE WORN IN THE NAM OR EVERY DAY UP TO 50 TO 60% OFF
CASE RESTORED PRO RECONDITION STEEL AVERAGE 15-20% OFF

DIAL ORIGINAL CLEAN FULL PRICE
ANY CLEANING THAT DOES NOT ALTER LOOK FULL PRICE
COMPOSITION OR COLOR OR CHANGE 20% LOSS
RE-ILLUMINATION: UP TO BUYER 80% OF BUYERS PAY ADDITIONAL
OUR RESTORED 6105 ATTAIN 750 TO 1200 AVERAGE

CRYSTAL MINT ORIGINAL HARDLEX BONUS
CRYSTAL TREATED MINERAL GLASS AFTER MKT. NO LOSS UNLESS MINT SALE THEN UP TO 12%
CROWN AFTER MKT.  15% LOSS
SEALING CROWNS PREMIUM

BEZEL AND INSERT ORIGINAL MINT FULL VALUE
BEZEL INSERT WORN SCRATCHED 20% LOSS
BEZEL INSERT UPDATED: UP TO BUYER AVERAGE 10% GAIN

SEIKO DIVE WATCHES
Seiko 6217-62mas
1965-1968
WR: 150M
crown at 3
NO crown guard
17 jewel automatic
18,000 pb

Seiko 6215
1967-1969
WR: 150M
CROWN AT 4

Seiko 6159-7001
1968-1969
6215 variation
WR: 300M
screw down crown at 4
hi-beat caliber





Available on US military bases PX/BX AND R&R LOCATIONS, the early Seiko Divers, particular the 6105, were Popular with US soldiers in Vietnam.
The 6105 would become a combat watch long before 1979 when Martin Sheen, as Captain Willard in “Apocalypse Now”,  wearing a 6105-8110 while traversing the NAM into CAMBODIA AND ITS  HIGHLANDS
in search of the Off The Reservation Rogue Colonel Kurt  (Marlon Brando) and his "Montagnard" Army who were wreaking havoc on the Viet Cong [Vietnamese Communist Forces].

The Snake-Eaters and the Yards
The Vietnamese tribesmen who fought alongside American Special Forces won the Green Berets’ admiration—and lost everything else.
The indigenous Montagnards, recruited into service by the American Special Forces in Vietnam’s mountain highlands, defended villages
against the Viet Cong and served as rapid response forces. The Special Forces and the Montagnards—each tough, versatile,
and accustomed to living in wild conditions—formed an affinity for each other....

Seiko 6105
Production: 1968-1977
WR: 150M
cushion-case style 6105-8000/8009
traditional-case style 6105-8110/8119

Seiko 6105-8000 is SAME as the Seiko 6105-8009, the last number denotes sales area
Symmetrical cushion case
hacking movement
non locking crown
Bi-directional 60 minute bezel
wr 150m

1970 &
Seiko 6105-8110 IS SAME AS Seiko 6105-8119, the last number denotes sales area
Asymmetrical cushioned case
44mm wide without a crown
48mm CROWN included
13mm thick
turn lock crown
Suwa style back
turtle case
Bi-directional bezel

The 6105-8110/8119 was made from 1970-1977, and were first delivered with the words "water proof" as in: “water 150m proof” on the dial, and “waterproof” on the case back. But a US ban on using the
words "WATERPROOF" on watches meant SEIKO would alter the words to “water 150m resist” with “water resistant” on the back later in the same year.This adds to value. Many early Seiko watches
carried the waterproof info, finding these, specifically the early 8119.. well, that is a cause for definite premium over the “resist/resist” models.

6105A/B  caliber , 17J rotor automatic, 21,600 bph. NO WINDING, HACKING -MOVEMENT STOPS WHEN CROWN IS Pullet.

Seikosha

 

SEIKO DIVE WATCH 6105 6309 8000 8009 8110 8119 6217 6215 5159