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 CONTION -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 MOVEMEMT PARTS WERE REPLACEED [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 ACHEIVED 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 ACHEIVED 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 INVESTERS . 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 FINISDHED 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-LILUMINATION: 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
crown at 3
NO crown guard
17 jewel automatic
CROWN AT 4
screw down crown at 4
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….
cushion-case style 6105-8000/8009
traditional-case style 6105-8110/8119
Seiko 6105-8000 is SAME as the Seiko 6105-8009, last number denote sales area
Symmetrical cushion case
non locking crown
Bi-directional 60 minute bezel
Seiko 6105-8110 IS SAME AS Seiko 6105-8119, last number denotes sales area
Asymmetrical cushioned case
44mm wide without a crown
48mm CROWN included
turn lock crown
Suwa style back
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 vaslue. 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 PULLEDt.
- 1881 — Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop “K. Hattori” (Hattori Tokeiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
- 1892 — Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
- 1917 — K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
- 1937 — The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (The Second Seikosha).
- 1942 — Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
- 1943 — Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.
- 1959 — Daiwa Kogyo and the Suwa Plant of Daini Seikosha merge to form Suwa Seikosha Co., Ltd.
- 1961 — Shinshu Seiki Co., Ltd. is established as a subsidiary of Suwa Seikosha.
- 1970 — Seikosha is split off from K. Hattori & Co., Ltd., and Seikosha Co., Ltd. is incorporated.
- 1982 — K. Hattori & Co., Ltd. is renamed Hattori Seiko Co., Ltd.
- 1982 — Shinshu Seiki is renamed Epson Corporation.
- 1983 — Daini Seikosha is renamed Seiko Instruments & Electronics Ltd.
- 1985 — Suwa Seikosha and Epson merge to form Seiko Epson Corporation.
- 1990 — Hattori Seiko Co., Ltd. is renamed Seiko Corporation.
- 1996 — Seikosha Co., Ltd. is divided into Seiko Precision Inc. and Seiko Clock Inc.
- 1997 — Seiko Instruments & Electronics is renamed Seiko Instruments Inc.
- 2007 — Seiko Corporation is renamed Seiko Holdings Corporation
- 1 October 2009 — Seiko Instruments becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Holdings.