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Now £4950 GBP
: Seiko 6159-7001 from 1969 in great original condition.
: The 6159a movement was serviced this summer and has 6 months
: mechanical warranty remaining. New seals were fitted last week
: by 'The watch Bloke' (Duncan) and a 10 bar pressure test was
: passed. The dial lume is 100% original and does show some
: darkening at 12. I prefer to leave the dial as original as
: possible as these are becoming harder to find. The case is sharp
: and unpolished and comes on a new uncle Seiko waffle.
: The case is unpolished and all parts are original to the watch,
: only the hands appear relumed. Even with the 10 bar test and
: service this is still a 50 year old watch, I therefor recommend
: that it is not used for diving. The warranty is mechanical only
: and does not include accidental/water damage etc etc.
: £5150 GBP Net plus shipping/full insurance. UK RMSD £20, EU £35
: ROW £40 FEDEX.
: Some 6159 information.
: The 300m 6159-7001 (and 7000) diver is seikos first proper attempt
: at a “professional” dive watch. There was of course the 300m
: 6215-7001 which was released a year earlier in 1967, and the
: 150m 6217-8001 released in 1965, but according to the seiko
: parts catalogue of the time these two models are listed as a
: divers watches and the 6159-7001 is listed as a professional
: divers watch. Of course another clue is the fact the 6159 has
: ”professional” printed on the dial and the 6215 doesn’t!
: The 6215 and 6159 cases are very similar, both are monocoque and
: both share the same dimensions but the 6215 has a larger
: diameter crystal and slightly different bezel. It’s inside
: where the biggest changes are, instead of the 6215’s 35 jewel
: 19,800bph movement it has the beautiful 6159a movement, the 25
: jewel, 36,000bph masterpiece that allows the seconds hand to
: almost glide around the dial. The case style and distinctive
: lines continue to this day in seiko’s sbdx001 more commonly
: known as the MM300.
: Thank you.