What shall follow is how to find out the birth details of the Seiko you just bought. It applies to the vintage Seiko-s as much as the most recent of releases; from the venerable Seiko 5 to the elegant and sombre Grand Seiko. And to everything that are in between. So I thought of answering them once and for all. This also reveals the history or significance of that particular Seiko watch. Thus, you gain the knowledge and also, the power to choose and bargain, in its real sense, especially when you are buying a Seiko from the new, old stocks or models that have been discontinued.
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The page includes a calculator along with instructions and example images to help you find the movement caliber, case code and serial number on the back of your watch. The calculator uses these codes to do its magic. If you don’t know how to find these numbers on your watch please read our instructions below. You can also view the entire datefinder database.
We encourage people to send us additions and corrections. Most Seikos have a “retail” model number that is displayed in the store but not written anywhere on the watch. They also have a “reference” model number that is written on the case back. This reference model number is a combination of two numbers: movement caliber case code Each of these two numbers are four digits long and they are separated by a hyphen. In the example images the reference model number is highlighted in red.
The other number you will need is the serial number.
Deciphering Seiko Case Back Information
In the back of Seiko watches there is a range of information presented. This can tell you the movement type, date of manufacturer, how to open the case, which company produced the product, what the case is made from and the specific case design code. These codes are also occasionally stamped on the inside of the case back while the external surface remains clean.
In the article they describe the different details that were shown on the case backs at that time. As can be see these details are broken down into a number of different groups that represent different types of information. Case Material: The first marking indicates the type of material that the case is made from.
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Seiko Serial Numbers Complete Guide and Date
There are many different types of old Seiko watches, several of which hold a special place in watch making history. Seiko watches have a long and interesting history. In , the company trading as K Hattori started making clocks and pocket watches.
Why This Watch Matters. This vintage Grand Seiko is the Day Date version of the iconic 62GS, the first automatic Grand Seiko watch. The Full Story. The very first.
Date a Seiko by serial number How to decode the serial number on a Seiko watch The easiest way to find the date of a Seiko serial number is to use the automated Seiko serial number decoder but this page explains how to do it manually. Seiko watches use a 6 or 7 digit serial number stamped on the caseback. This serial number contains digits indicating the date. The first digit translates to the year and the second shows the month. As only 1 digit is used for the year this will only show you the last digit of the year, the decade cannot be found from the serial number, more on this later.
For the second digit covers up to September. So the serial number could be May , May , May , May etc.. There are visual clues as to which decade the watch may be from but the easiest way is by using the Seiko movement number, if you can find the date range for the particular Seiko movement you are likely to be able to pinpoint the exact date. This is how this tool works, I have collated the manufacture dates for as many Seiko movements as I could find which this tool uses along with the date code from the serial number.
As some Seiko movements were made for more than a decade you may end up with a couple of possibilities.
1967 Grand Seiko Day Date ’62GS’ Ref. 6246-9001
It has been a long-standing tradition with any watch loving man to pick up or own his ideal birth year watch. The key is to get something that was manufactured or produced during your birth year. There are others who would want a more specific down to the birth month and birth year BMBY. But a lot would just settle for the birth year.
Vintage Seiko 5H Day Date SQ Quartz Watch W/ Box New Battery Engraved Vintage Seiko Quartz 5Y Date Men’s Watch With Original Box.
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When we talk about how to “date” a vintage Seiko, finding crystals, and other things, the guide works across all types of Seiko’s. Whatever we.
Have you ever wondered when your watch rolled off the assembly line at the factory? In other words, when was it manufactured? Questions relating to the production date of Seikos frequently pop up in various watch forums from time to time. And if you have that knowledge, you have an edge over the seller that could be very useful. Especially when it comes to bargaining for a better price for that new, old stock NOS Seiko that caught your fancy.
File photo of a typical watch store in Kuala Lumpur. I have gotten a few discontinued Seikos in this manner, saying “Hey look, this watch is eight years old! Fortunately for me, the watch dealers relented to my counter offers and I got them for the price that I wanted.. Seikos with solid casebacks plastic, stainless steel or titanium will have the 6-digit serial number etched in a straight line. Here are three examples of Seiko casebacks depicting their serial numbers. Type I: Seiko 5 glass display back:.
Basic Seiko 5 models made from the year onwards have clear glass display backs as you can see above.