Seiko 5 Actus SS 6106-7600, 1973

 200.00

Automatic Seiko 5 actus SS with a gorgeous green dial, fitted with a new flat mineral crystal. 37 mm all stainless steel case, steel band. Days in english and kanji. Good condition, works perfectly (watch serviced in April 2021).

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Description

This Seiko 5 Actus was marketed for the japanese domestic market (JDM). It was released in May 1973 according to its serial number.
The watch is in its original condition. The crystal has been replaced and the leather band is new.
Nice olive green dial, batons hands and steel indexes. Day (in english and kanji) and date at 3 with working quickset for both.
The movement is a Seiko 25-jewel automatic 6106. It has just been serviced. It works fine (+/- 15 s/d).

The overall condition is good, the dial, hands and steel case having some minor wear.

Vintage watch with unknown history but serviced (2021/04) checked and cleaned. Water resistance non tested (so no dipping or shower with this watch).
The pictures are actual and are part of the description, so please look carefully at them.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Brand

Seiko

Diametre

37 mm

Case material

Stainless steel

Style

Casual

movement type

Automatic

The range

The Seiko 5 Actus is a “sub-range” of the Seiko 5 series. They were marketed from 1969 to ca. 1978 in Japan only (this is a so called JDM – Japanese Domestic Market – product.)

Like every Seiko 5, it features the day and date display, it is water resistant and the movement is automatic. The Actus range is the top of the line “5” at that time. All cases were made of stainless steel (sometimes gold plated too, and very rarely black PVDed), most of the models had a glass crystal.

Concerning the movements, it could be a 7019 21 jewels or a 6106 23 or 25 jewels (for the Actus SS). Both had a day and date quickset.

From 1976 on, Seiko abandonned the “5” and the range became simply “Seiko Actus”. Both movements were replaced by the 6306, which was an evolution of the 6106.

Concerning the design, we can make an easy parallel with the Lord Matic range, the first models were quite classical, but from 1971-1972 on, the dials became coloured, the cases had different shapes (oval, rectangle), the crystal were often facetted.

Finally, all these watches were originally fitted with a stainless steel bracelet, the clasp having the “Seiko 5 Actus” signature.

The brand

Introducing Seiko would be useless, it is the most important manufacturer in the world. Founded 120 years ago, it really begun to be a leader in the 60’s/70’s thanks to their automatic watches and of course with their quartz models.
Seiko invented many concepts (analogic and LCD quartz, Kinetic watches, Spring Drive, etc) and marketed all sorts of designs. Its range of watches is incredibly wide, answering almost all budget, design or quality questions.

Guarantee

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This watch has a 6 months guarantee.

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