What year is this watch from?
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    What year is this watch from?

    Hi everyone, just got this Seiko 6309-8009 watch with serial 7D1266. Does anybody know if this watch is from Dec. 1977, or Dec. 1987?

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    Also, does the JAPAN E below the serial mean that it was made in Japan?
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    My guess is it's an '87. Another perhaps stronger guess is that it was made in Japan. Back then, Japan made Seikos were the norm. I'm not even sure if they had any overseas manufacturing back in the '80s.
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    Thanks!

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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    December 87
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    I'm gonna say December, 1977. The reason is because there is the SUWA logo on the dial. Now your movement (6309) is the same one used in the 6309-70xx dive watch and from 76-82ish (I think) they all had the SUWA mark above 6 o'clock (like yours) which signified they were made at the factory in Suwa, Japan. Seiko then move production to Singapore and the SUWA logo was removed from the dial and caseback. Since all their dive watches were then on made in Singapore (and also Hong Kong) I can't see how a watch made in 1987 would have the SUWA logo. So I will stand on December, 1977 as the production date of your watch.
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seabee1 View Post
    I'm gonna say December, 1977. The reason is because there is the SUWA logo on the dial. Now your movement (6309) is the same one used in the 6309-70xx dive watch and from 77-82ish (I think) they all had the SUWA mark above 6 o'clock (like yours) which signified they were made at the factory in Suwa, Japan. Seiko then move production to Singapore and the SUWA logo was removed from the dial and caseback. Since all their dive watches were then on made in Singapore (and also Hong Kong) I can't see how a watch made in 1987 would have the SUWA logo. So I will stand on December, 1977 as the production date of your watch.
    What he said.
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    Thank you!!
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    Re: What year is this watch from?

    good catch - I knew it was either 77 or 87 and went with the 'style" which seemed more 80's than 70's - I bow to your better analysis

    I got engaged in December 1987 - that's wot threw me ;)
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