Any help identifying this vintage Seiko?

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    Any help identifying this vintage Seiko?

    I love the TV dial & overall look. Its serial is 810279, 6309 cal. I paid $61 on Ebay
    Is there a definitive source (book) for identifying vintage Seikos?

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    Re: Any help identifying this vintage Seiko?

    the movement is 6309 (a common seiko movement of the time) and the model number is the second series of four numbers next to the movement number. From the serial number I'd guess that it was manufactured in January 1978 (first number is the year. - you have to guess the decade - and the second number is the month).

    There's probably not much more tell.

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    Re: Any help identifying this vintage Seiko?

    Thanks. I was wondering which decade. I thought either 88 or 98
    Anyone know if a replacement '5' metal decal can be gotten? would like to have it back to original shape.

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    Re: Any help identifying this vintage Seiko?

    Hi there,

    I would also suggest 1978... possibly 88.

    Getting back to its original shape may not be that easy! From the few pics shown, Im not sure that the dial is original (but when I saw this yesterday, wondered why someone would bother refinishing it)... the finish looks a little off and may explain the missing seiko '5' logo. The dial should also contain a serial number (like the back) which will be 6309 - XXXX (the X's would identify the dial design) and 'JAPAN' at the bottom of the dial (near 6').

    What are the 4 digits on the back (case design) which proceeds 6306 - ????, as I can make them out?

    Your best bet to get it back to original (complete dial)... it to get a donor watch....


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