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Old 08-18-22, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by tjfastback66 View Post
I picked up this 1972 Seiko Diver watch (6105-8119) today for $30 and it will need to be serviced.
For 50 years old not too bad of condition and has the original wrist band too!
Congratulations! That is a steal!

Originally Posted by Warbird21 View Post
Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.
Well - you are off a wee bit. More like 1500 to 2000 USD. So - for 30 bucks it actually was a steal!

I used to own a 6105 but sold in a weak moment to a friend some years ago (about 1400 USD at the time)



Regretted it much and I have tried to get the right one back - but no luck as of yet.

The 6105 being such an icon Seiko has made two re-makes of it and I have them both:

The SLA033 "Willard" (expensive)




The SPB151 "Willard" (less expensive)


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Old 08-18-22, 08:21 AM
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Old 08-18-22, 01:52 PM
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Been looking for a suitable Military style watch in Titanium for riding. The Hamilton Field khaki in smaller 38mm case in black dial with a nylon strap has appeal. Boccia's are inexpensive but haven't found a style that resonates. For more formal riding attire on a gentle vintage outing, this Mido Commander is quite elegant:


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Old 08-18-22, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Warbird21 View Post
Heck of a grab - easily worth $400-$500 I bet.
Yeah I feel blessed - I so love the Seiko Diver watches! I have 4 others with 3 of them needing to be serviced and one of them I use daily. This 1972 just got sent in today for service and I hope to have it back by November in time for Thanksgiving! My others will need to wait. I cannot wait to see what the repair shop comes up with - So looking forward to seeing it on my wrist!
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Old 08-19-22, 07:03 AM
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I use either a Hamilton 992 or 992B Railway Special on the railroad where Iím a steam locomotive fireman. My EDC is usually an Islander Flieger type B, but sometimes a Seiko SNZG 13 automatic or even a Pagani Design PD1701 Speedy homage. Iím currently on vacay, so no photos yet.
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Old 08-19-22, 08:47 AM
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Hamilton handed down from a great uncle.




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Old 11-16-22, 08:13 AM
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The 6105 has been serviced and is on the way back with a new crystal but the North Carolina repair was impressed!

"I’ve had a chance to look over your 6105, and I have an itemized estimate ready for your approval. Just, wow! This is a phenomenal example—all original, and in very fine condition. The bezel insert is one of the nicest I’ve seen, and the case is unpolished with crisp factory finishes. Even the crystal is the original, with only very minor signs of wear. The movement is just as impressive. There are no signs of corrosion or moisture intrusion, and service should go very smoothly. "

But then I had a weak moment:
Blew my companies bonus points on this:
Seiko SNJ033

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Old 11-16-22, 09:10 AM
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Hamilton handed down from a great uncle.



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Originally Posted by tjfastback66 View Post
The 6105 has been serviced and is on the way back with a new crystal but the North Carolina repair was impressed!

"Iíve had a chance to look over your 6105, and I have an itemized estimate ready for your approval. Just, wow! This is a phenomenal exampleóall original, and in very fine condition. The bezel insert is one of the nicest Iíve seen, and the case is unpolished with crisp factory finishes. Even the crystal is the original, with only very minor signs of wear. The movement is just as impressive. There are no signs of corrosion or moisture intrusion, and service should go very smoothly. "

But then I had a weak moment:
Blew my companies bonus points on this:
Seiko SNJ033

Congrats on the 6105. One of the best purchases Iíve heard/read about!
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Old 11-17-22, 11:46 AM
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As always, this site is an enabler. I've purchased several watches due to this thread. Wearing this one today, a 1975 Seiko Lord Marvel hi-beat. The ticking sound is amazing (10 times a second) and it looks great.

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Congrats on the 6105. One of the best purchases Iíve heard/read about!
Fresh from a full service with new Uncle Seiko band and new crystal - Wow!


1972 Seiko 6105-8119
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Originally Posted by tjfastback66 View Post
Fresh from a full service with new Uncle Seiko band and new crystal - Wow!


1972 Seiko 6105-8119
Thatís gorgeous! I like the strap, too. Who makes it?
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Old 11-17-22, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by theofam View Post
Thatís gorgeous! I like the strap, too. Who makes it?
This one is probably less traveled on the 6105 but it caught my eye,
Made by Uncle Seiko, they call it the "Tire Tread Strap"

www.uncleseiko.com
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Love fine watches, yet for mixing bike riding and watches, became a bit obsessed to identify a suitable tool to wear while riding. Developed some criteria: must be very readable on the road, durable, comfortable, stylish, not very big, not very expensive, oh and weight weenie! Decided that Titanium would be the best case material for durability and satisfying the weight weenie criteria, and also pretty cool. Watch band nylon "NATO" or silicone or rubber of some sort for comfort and a sporty style. Military style dial for easy reading. And while riding, don't need to know what day it is, or what the date is, or pretty much anything else other than what the dang time is! Found this boutique brand out of Singapore that makes titanium case watches, RZE, and this 38mm Valour model just came out. Sports a trusty Seiko NH38A automatic movement. With the NATO nylon band and 57gram weight, it disappears on the wrist, yet is highly readable, and the "Arrowhead" yellow dial is fun to my eye (there are several other color choices). Waterproof to 100 meters, Ultrahex hardening coating on the titanium case, screw down crown, sapphire crystal make for what I hope is a durable piece. Found an unused one on ebay for about $200 US.

Review for more detail (note, I've no relationship with RZE, am not trying to sell or market, just a happy customer is all):

https://watchclicker.com/rze-valour-38-review/


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Originally Posted by Shrevvy View Post
As always, this site is an enabler. I've purchased several watches due to this thread. Wearing this one today, a 1975 Seiko Lord Marvel hi-beat. The ticking sound is amazing (10 times a second) and it looks great.

Man, you guys are killing me with these cool vintage Seikos! Love the detail on your dial.
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Old 11-20-22, 12:07 PM
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SEIKO Service

Originally Posted by tjfastback66 View Post
Fresh from a full service with new Uncle Seiko band and new crystal - Wow!


1972 Seiko 6105-8119
Where did you send the watch for service? Thanks!!
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