My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by matt.wu » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:56 pm

New crystal; movement service. Leave the rest.

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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by pbj204 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:47 pm

It arrived today and looks better than I thought. The dial, hands, and case are in great shape. I've already sent it to IWW.

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My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by BBK357 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:06 pm

pbj204 wrote:It arrived today and looks better than I thought. The dial, hands, and case are in great shape. I've already sent it to IWW.

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That looks great!
Good work. Can't wait to see it when its all done.
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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by gonzomantis » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:57 pm

Congrats again!

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Post by T.R. » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:53 am

pbj204 wrote:Jack emailed this back

"That's a good looking example. Dial/hands are AOK.

If it were my watch I'd install a reproduction insert. They look terrific and the watch will really pop. You can always keep the original stored away if you ever decide to sell the watch."
Boom.

That is one fine ass watch. A bit of a grail for me. Stellar. Can't wait to see the results. A new bezel insert and new crystal will make that thing look supa fine. :headbang:
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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by BSears » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:04 am

T.R. wrote:
pbj204 wrote:Jack emailed this back

"That's a good looking example. Dial/hands are AOK.

If it were my watch I'd install a reproduction insert. They look terrific and the watch will really pop. You can always keep the original stored away if you ever decide to sell the watch."
Boom.

That is one fine ass watch. A bit of a grail for me. Stellar. Can't wait to see the results. A new bezel insert and new crystal will make that thing look supa fine. :headbang:

Funny the word grail popped up. I thought about this watch as my own grail for the various threads in DWC on the topic.


That one looks in fantastic shape for its age! Holy shit did you hit the jack pot on that one. Please post some shots when Jack is done with it.
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Post by carlodwc » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:22 am

BSears wrote:
T.R. wrote:
pbj204 wrote:Jack emailed this back

"That's a good looking example. Dial/hands are AOK.

If it were my watch I'd install a reproduction insert. They look terrific and the watch will really pop. You can always keep the original stored away if you ever decide to sell the watch."
Boom.

That is one fine ass watch. A bit of a grail for me. Stellar. Can't wait to see the results. A new bezel insert and new crystal will make that thing look supa fine. :headbang:

Funny the word grail popped up. I thought about this watch as my own grail for the various threads in DWC on the topic.


That one looks in fantastic shape for its age! Holy shit did you hit the jack pot on that one. Please post some shots when Jack is done with it.
yeah, and ensure Jack sends you the original parts back, including the crystal, insert, etc. just in case... I am sure they will make a difference if you want to sell it at one point.

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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by homathetes » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:47 am

Loving the knowledge bombs getting thrown in this thread. Looks like that vintage Seiko will be getting the treatment it deserves. :clap:

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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:59 am

I always wise these were at least 39mm in size, I just can't do 37mm.

Either good luck on it and Jack will do you right on it.

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Post by Zonda » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:15 pm

Great choice of watch and Jack will hold your hand all the way, just thought I'd post a pic for you to look at while she's away :grin:

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Post by BSears » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:14 pm

Wow, Rod. Is that NOS or refurb'd? Damn that looks stunning.
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Post by thg » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:50 pm

Beautiful work done by Duncan (Cannop) & James (Hyman) on my 6105. Can't wait to get it back! I highly recommend them. You decide what you want done. I had a full service on the movement, waterproofed to original specs and vintage relumed as to inject new life to It. Here's to another 40 years

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Re: My first vintage. Seiko 6217 "62mas"

Post by JimboUK » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:53 pm

Did you ever get your watch back from IWW. How long did it take, photos. Can you pm me and give me an idea of cost as I had a little luck tonight.

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Post by 1954Selmer » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:10 pm

Wow. Congrats

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:57 pm

JimboUK wrote:Did you ever get your watch back from IWW. How long did it take, photos. Can you pm me and give me an idea of cost as I had a little luck tonight.
Contact IWW and he can tell his work load and cost.

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Post by Tony C. » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:14 am

Very nice! I have long been tempted by this early model, but have yet to pull the trigger.

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Post by T.R. » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:45 am

Zonda wrote:Great choice of watch and Jack will hold your hand all the way, just thought I'd post a pic for you to look at while she's away :grin:

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HOLY SHIT MAN. :shock:

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Post by pbj204 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:53 am

JimboUK wrote:Did you ever get your watch back from IWW. How long did it take, photos. Can you pm me and give me an idea of cost as I had a little luck tonight.
Still waiting. I think it takes about 6 months. Not sure of the cost. I never even ask. His prices are very fair. The bills from other watches have always been better than expected.

I can't wait to get it back though.

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Post by matt.wu » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:11 am

pbj204 wrote:
JimboUK wrote:Did you ever get your watch back from IWW. How long did it take, photos. Can you pm me and give me an idea of cost as I had a little luck tonight.
Still waiting. I think it takes about 6 months. Not sure of the cost. I never even ask. His prices are very fair. The bills from other watches have always been better than expected.

I can't wait to get it back though.
My 6105 took Jack 11 months.
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:36 am

pbj204 wrote:
JimboUK wrote:Did you ever get your watch back from IWW. How long did it take, photos. Can you pm me and give me an idea of cost as I had a little luck tonight.
Still waiting. I think it takes about 6 months. Not sure of the cost. I never even ask. His prices are very fair. The bills from other watches have always been better than expected.

I can't wait to get it back though.
His builds are actually worth it and he doesn't act like a lunatic when you ask him questions. Where some of the other Seiko guys go full bore ape-shit if you saying anything at all.

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Post by andrema » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:14 am

He is severely backlogged right now...
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Post by pbj204 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:09 am

This should be shipping back to me today. Hopefully here by Wed or Thurs. About 11 months at IWW. Can't wait to see how it looks. I decided to keep the original bezel insert installed.

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Post by pbj204 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Now I just need a strap. Jack did replace the insert, and it looks great.

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Post by greenlightning » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:44 pm

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Post by pbj204 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:18 pm

Ordered a couple of 19mm nato straps. Black and grey stripe and plain black. Hope to be wearing it next week.

I love the original lume on it. A couple of dark spots, but mostly it has aged very well.

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