Seiko Seikomatic Weekdater 6206-8990 1964

The Seikomatic range has been introduced by Seiko in the early 60’s. It was the highest automatic range from the japanese manufacturer at that time.In 1963, the first day & date Seikomatic Weekdater appeared based on the freshly developed Seikosha 400 33 jewels calibre. That was by the way, the first day & date Seiko.One […]

A trip to Switzerland

When it comes to watchmaking, we immediately think about Switzerland. Everyone knows at least one swiss brand, even when absolutely not interested in watches. Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe are among the most notorious and the most expensive but Omega, Zenith or Longines too are known by almost everyone. More and more, I try to […]

Enicar Sherpa Rotor-matic 1958

The Enicar Sherpa range was introduced in the mid fifties as a sports / waterproof watch. At that time, practicing outdoor activities began to become popular, following a trend lead by renown explorers and adventurers like Edmund Hillary, Maurice Herzog, Walter Bonatti, Thor Heyerdahl, Richard Byrd, etc. and one had to be able to know […]

Black beauties

Watches with black dials are common today but it hasn’t always been the case. Until the late 60’s and despite the fact that almost all models were available in black, only a little fraction of them were produced. If we focus on Seiko, all models from that era (except maybe the Lord Marvel, the King […]

Seiko 5 Sports for sale

The 5 Sports range has been introduced in 1968, firstly with the 5126 and 6119 movements. In 1969/70, the 6106 and the freshly developed 7019 movements replaced the two previous calibres. 69 also was the year Seiko introduced their first automatic chronograph movement, the 6139. On the Japanese domestic market, it was integrated in the […]

Some new Seikomatics

The Seikomatic range is one of my favorite. They combine the classic Seiko design of the mid sixties with the reliability of their movements. Until the introduction of the automatic Grand Seiko 62GS in 1967 (which movement was an improvement of the 6206/6218 of the Seikomatic) and then the King 56KS and Grand 56KS in […]

A trio of Sportsmatic 5 Deluxe

Today, a focus on three very nice Sportsmatic 5 Deluxe, one from 1965, the other ones from 1966. These Deluxe are quite underrated according to me. They are assimilated to the Seiko 5 range and hence considered as cheap. But in the contrary, they are very well built with a stainless steel case, nice hour […]

Unusual Seiko Lord Matics

The Lord Matic range is one of the most versatile proposed by Seiko, except the Seiko 5 range of course. Based on the 52xx (LM Special) and the 56xx (LM) movements, their designs went from the very classical to the most excentric. I have at the moment for sale good examples of these 50-year old […]

A trio of Seiko 5 6119

In 1968, Seiko shook the market by introducing new, modern and fresh ranges. Beside the launching of the Lord Matic range, the Seiko 5 became funnier, with coloured dials, shaped cases. The calibres 61xx and 70xx became the new standards. We have here 3 Seiko 5 6119, an early JDM 8220 from 1968, a more […]

King Seiko and Seikomatic

I have some new interesting watches for sale, including two Kings from the 70’s. Seiko just relaunched the King range as you might know. I was quite “surprised” by the price of these new models, only equipped with the modest 6R31 calibre. Honestly, the vintage ones had more efficient movements and should be a cheaper […]