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    Birth-year watch. ??

    Any success stories searching for your birth year watch? I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced seiko panda 6138-8040. With a 1977 serial number for over a year. Becoming a bit frustrated.


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    No other way to do it but to wait until you find it.
    I was born in 1966, and there are no watches I care so much about from that year. I did have a 1966 Speedmaster but when values got ridiculously high a couple years ago I sold it.
    Can I assume the watch is more important than the serial number? If so, get a Panda you like for wearing now, and keep looking for a 7x...serial number. You’re not trying to find the year AND month, are you? That could really take some time!
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    You need kismet and patience, especially for BYBM of a specific model. The panda's are hot right now, so unless you have some bamboo-related compulsion, you might have better luck broadening your options.

    Look at the top movies from 1977 and see what the actors were wearing; maybe something else will speak to you.
    1977 | Search Results | Watches in Movies

    Also keep an alert set on watchrecon for 1977...something might come up.
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    2 years ago i found my birth year watch.
    I must admit that i does not get as much wrist time as it deserves, but I love every inch of it.
    I found it from a young guy who buy and sells vintage Omegas..

    So, My 1969 Omega Geneve :)

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    Especially for watch size, I was born in the wrong era...





    About 27mm on my 8" (200mm) wrist! I don't love it any less!
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    Yep! 1964 Breitling Navitimer 806. Great watch, and a thoroughly modern size. However, I now want a 1964 Breitling AVI. Some people are never satisfied .

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    Its easier to search for what is available in your birth year, for instance on Chroni24.

    Going for a specific model, year is a bit tricky, specially if there aren't much available for sale.
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    Re: Birth-year watch. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like em BIG ! ! View Post
    Especially for watch size, I was born in the wrong era...





    About 27mm on my 8" (200mm) wrist! I don't love it any less!
    You should start a “Is this watch too big for my wrist?” Thread for that baby.

    ;))
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    Re: Birth-year watch. ??

    Quote Originally Posted by JB_777 View Post
    Any success stories searching for your birth year watch? I’ve been looking for a reasonably priced seiko panda 6138-8040. With a 1977 serial number for over a year. Becoming a bit frustrated.


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    That watch is attractive and enjoys considerable collector interest. Nice original ones are hard to come by. A "reasonably priced" version will likely have condition problems and may have refurbed and non-original parts. Finding a "reasonably priced" birth year version in at least satisfactory condition will be a challenge.

    You may also want to look at models from brands that are not as intensely collected.

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    After considerable searching and finding "the one" Birthyear piece ..picked it up ..hardly wear it but once a year wee to small ,just looks cool in my watchbox and fills that category LOL

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