So, after always being a Citizen man I desided it was time to get myself a Seiko. And being as all my watches are divers it had to be a Seiko Dive watch. So & read a bit. I looked at some pictures. I desided on a Model. I desided to get a 6309. Had to really. Looked on Ebay, found a seller, checked him out best one can on a few forums & thought "What the heck, take a punt!" Heres the result. Sorry about the photos, I was restricted to holding a compact camera in one hand with a +3 close-up filter being freeheld over the lens with the other!!! Well thought I'd have a quick go, hope shows it well enough for you guys............
Right, low points that I know of (in my VERY limited knowlage!) Aftermarket Dial, Hands & Bezel insert. (On the plus side, they are new(ish) quite happy to keep it this way till i deside if I wish to put it back to original.
The caseback is pretty worn, but hay it was born in the 80's so I can live with that.
Now, good points (I hope!)
It's been servised & running well. Only got here this morning but I set the hands to the BBC clock & its bang-on a mere six hours later.Every gasket on this puppy has been replaced & it was tested to 50 meters for 10 hours. Just grabed a quick 45 mins in the pool to only 6 meters, didn't miss a beat (Though my heart did when I jumped in with it on my wrist!!) Not a very scientific test I admit but I've seen a couple of watches fail it . I'm off diving in Cyprus & some of the dives will be in the 40-45 meter range for up to 20 mins. Seller told me he was happy & conferdent this would be fine. And could send it back if not.We will see, will take it for a slightly more taxing 20 meter sea dive at the weekend.
Got to say, loved the look of the watch in photos, but OMG, in the flesh this watch is stunning. I LOVE this thing!!
So, couple things I could do with help with.
1) whats the exact model? 6309-7049 I think? 2) Embarressed to say it, but how do I set the day & date? Sure one of you will take pity on a Seiko newbie & help out. A link to an "Idiots gude to the 6309" would be great.
Came on a Repo-style Z22 resin strap. Will do for now but hunting for a mesh to give it the pucka Vintage-diver look.
Any comments/infomation you guys could give would be appreciated. I must admit to being one happy diver & sooooo chuffed to be in the 6309 club!