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Found this Seiko

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I found this Seiko in a drawer recently, must have been my grandfathers. What year is it from? Is it desirable? It seems to be in pretty good condition apart from the light scratch on the screen.. It says 7625-1990 on the back! Thank you

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I would guess late 1960's, it is quite desirable. It not worth loads, but it is a nice watch. 

Keep it and wear it! 

Cheers Martin :thumbsup:

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It's from the 60s or 70s. I wouldn't count on it being desirable or expensive because it's not.

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1 hour ago, gimli said:

It's from the 60s or 70s. I wouldn't count on it being desirable or expensive because it's not.

Seiko Diashock watches are desirable and collected.

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Yes but there are multiple variants, some more desirable some less. This one doesn't seem like the expensive one to me. (in case that is what the owner is trying to know)

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On 10/01/2020 at 19:01, lovingtheclock said:

I found this Seiko in a drawer recently, must have been my grandfathers. What year is it from? Is it desirable? It seems to be in pretty good condition apart from the light scratch on the screen.. It says 7625-1990 on the back! Thank you

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its a lovely watch, its hard to tell from the photo if the bracelet is original? It may have come on a leather when new which is what i expect, if its the original box that will increase its desirability and make it easier to sell, but might not greatly increase the value. It looks in very good condition and if its running correctly then it is sought after and will sell fairly easily. Gold coloured / plated tends to be slightly less desirable than stainless. Its very hard to put a value on it and your best bet is to search the model number against ebay sales and see what people paid. Also look on ebay at those for sale. Put the model into google and check if there are any articles on it by watch forums or online magazines, things like hodinkee articles or worn and wound will indicate how desirable a watch is. It is a classic seiko mechanical, like Martin says from the mid 60's to mid 70's. Use this to date it from the serial number http://www.watchsleuth.com/seikodatefinder/

 

 

 

On 11/01/2020 at 10:29, gimli said:

Yes but there are multiple variants, some more desirable some less. This one doesn't seem like the expensive one to me. (in case that is what the owner is trying to know)

i agree its a fairly standard but classic seiko pre 5 branding. If it was a branded dial like sportsmatic even it would be worth more. If it was a liner etc then lots more! I know what you are saying. 

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32 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

its a lovely watch, its hard to tell from the photo if the bracelet is original? It may have come on a leather when new which is what i expect, if its the original box that will increase its desirability and make it easier to sell, but might not greatly increase the value. It looks in very good condition and if its running correctly then it is sought after and will sell fairly easily. Gold coloured / plated tends to be slightly less desirable than stainless. Its very hard to put a value on it and your best bet is to search the model number against ebay sales and see what people paid. Also look on ebay at those for sale. Put the model into google and check if there are any articles on it by watch forums or online magazines, things like hodinkee articles or worn and wound will indicate how desirable a watch is. It is a classic seiko mechanical, like Martin says from the mid 60's to mid 70's. Use this to date it from the serial number http://www.watchsleuth.com/seikodatefinder/

 

 

 

i agree its a fairly standard but classic seiko pre 5 branding. If it was a branded dial like sportsmatic even it would be worth more. If it was a liner etc then lots more! I know what you are saying. 

thank you for this! Yes the strap is not original, its stamped with "speidel usa" but looks pretty old also. I'm not too fussed about values as I intend to keep it anyway and wear it!...now if only I could figure out how to get the back off easily!

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The bracelet is also vintage and of good quality so keep it around.

A photo of the case back ? Most likely it's screw in.

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2 hours ago, lovingtheclock said:

thank you for this! Yes the strap is not original, its stamped with "speidel usa" but looks pretty old also. I'm not too fussed about values as I intend to keep it anyway and wear it!...now if only I could figure out how to get the back off easily!

Is it a screw on? Get one of these 

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an update, got the back off the watch (I bought some decent tools for watch repairs) and it's now fully functional again! the pendulum screw had come loose and was inside the watch, managed to get it out and put it back where it belonged! also bought a lovely brown vegan leather strap and will be wearing it daily now :)

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On 07/02/2020 at 18:03, lovingtheclock said:

... also bought a lovely brown vegan leather strap...

 

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Looking sharp though mate :thumbsup:

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On 07/02/2020 at 18:03, lovingtheclock said:

an update, got the back off the watch (I bought some decent tools for watch repairs) and it's now fully functional again! the pendulum screw had come loose and was inside the watch, managed to get it out and put it back where it belonged! also bought a lovely brown vegan leather strap and will be wearing it daily now :)

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Very ice example, well done on getting it working again

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