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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.
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SEIKO DIVE WATCHES

Japan's first diver's automatic MAS 6217 self-winding 150m watch, crown, rotating bezel, special gasket .  In 1966, the watch proved its reliability precision the 8th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
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Seiko 6217 300m pro & 6215 1967-1969
WR: 150M CROWN AT 4

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Seiko 6159-7001
1968-1969 6215 variation WR: 300M PRO screw down crown at 4

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68-hi-pro.jpg (6707 bytes)1968 The Diver's 300m Hi-Beat  precision automatic caliber Automatic, with manual winding capability,brighter hands and dial markers

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Professional Diver's 600m

82-qz.jpg (6168 bytes)1982, Quartz 150m, Alarm Chronograph.
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REAL HATTORI SEIKO SEIKOSHA-SEIKO HISTORY,
RESTORING DIVES.
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SEIKO 6105 6309 8000.
8009 8110 8119 6217
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  • 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).
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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....

The 6105-8000 was introduced in 1968. but the 6105 8110/8119 were 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 value. 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.

6105-A  caliber , 17J rotor automatic, 21,600 bph. NO WINDING or  HACKING -MOVEMENT STOPS WHEN CROWN IS PULLEDt.

6105-B  caliber , 17J rotor automatic, 21,600 bph. NO WINDING, HACKING -MOVEMENT STOPS WHEN CROWN IS PULLEDt.

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6105 8000 Production: 1968-1977 WR: 150M
cushion-case style 6105-8000/8009
traditional-case style 6105- 8000 /8110 /8119 6105A AND 6105B MOV NON  HACKING AND HACKING

Symmetrical cushion case,hack,  non Screw Down lock crown .Bi-directional 60 bezel. wr 150m. Asymmetrical cushioned case 44mm wide without a crown 48mm CROWN included 13mm   thick Suwa style back turtle case
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The Seiko 6309 Cal is a 150M rated dive watch, produced from 1976 to 1988l. it is a cushion case watch, the case can identifiy the year of production. 6309-7040, 6309 7049 remain a popular watch that collectors can find and share the reason why,  like the 6105, the 6309 was loved by the Military.

  • 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
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