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    Re: HOW TO BUY A SEIKO 6309 DIVER - A Collector's Buying Guide

    Hi everyone,
    Do you mind if I get your opinion on the authenticity of this watch? The text on the caseback is very crisp compared to some others I've seen online. I'm wondering if that is normal or if it has somehow been restamped. Name:  20180429_095102_zpsjekrw1gc.jpg
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    Hi Guys.

    Just bought this watch. The price was good. 99.9% sure that its a frankenstein. Wouldnt normaly buy one but this was too beautiful.


    Does anyone know for sure what i just bought?

    Have you seen anything similar before?
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    Re: HOW TO BUY A SEIKO 6309 DIVER - A Collector's Buying Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by pwd View Post
    Hi Guys.

    Just bought this watch. The price was good. 99.9% sure that its a frankenstein. Wouldnt normaly buy one but this was too beautiful.


    Does anyone know for sure what i just bought?

    Have you seen anything similar before?
    Never seen anything quite like that and it's not remotely close to a 6309....the dial color, the markers, hand color, etc, are all inauthentic.
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    Re: HOW TO BUY A SEIKO 6309 DIVER - A Collector's Buying Guide

    Something worth pointing out. I've had 2 x 6309-7040 both dated to 1981 and have the Suwa symbol and Japan A printed on the case back. There is a bevel on the day/date window but it's less obvious than the pre 1981 manufactured pieces.

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    I noticed that too, it's one of the go to areas for spotting non genuine dials without the bevel on the day date window.
    Bevel is deeper on the earlier watches but seems to get more shallow on some 1980 onward dials.
    Quote Originally Posted by borgsauce View Post
    Something worth pointing out. I've had 2 x 6309-7040 both dated to 1981 and have the Suwa symbol and Japan A printed on the case back. There is a bevel on the day/date window but it's less obvious than the pre 1981 manufactured pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borgsauce View Post
    Something worth pointing out. I've had 2 x 6309-7040 both dated to 1981 and have the Suwa symbol and Japan A printed on the case back. There is a bevel on the day/date window but it's less obvious than the pre 1981 manufactured pieces.

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    I was wondering about this too. My 6309-7040 is dated '8, has the Suwa symbol on the dial and JAPAN A, Suwa on the case back. The day/date window is beveled. Also, it has Kanji day wheel. I believe it's mostly original with a question about the Kanji day wheel.

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    I am looking for a 6309-7040...and apparently they are getting rarer and good example ones can fetch good money...also with the amount of aftermarket dials it gets harder to properly examine what you are looking at....I am wondering if isn't just better buy a brand new seiko from an AD and be confident that I bought something original....and not a frankenstein....

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    Re: HOW TO BUY A SEIKO 6309 DIVER - A Collector's Buying Guide

    Hi everyone, it is my first post on the forum. I come regularly to get some expertise from this awesome place, but today I wanted to bring to you a 6309 729A with a "strange" dial text. What do you think ? I have found on the web only one, strictly similar, same everything. But so rare... and on this forum, I couldnt find anything about that one. So I thought you would like to comment about it... thank you for your input !

    The strange thing is the mention JAPAN before dial text.

    I moved my question to another thread which was about the same dial text.
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    Anyone know of reputable places to buy these already serviced / authentic?

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    Re: HOW TO BUY A SEIKO 6309 DIVER - A Collector's Buying Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by murselyfe View Post
    Were particular years made better than others? I see that people are in search of specific month and year models.

    I just picked one up with the caseback "marked JAPAN A 762812" ... can anyone shed information on this serial? I'm thinking June of '77, seeing as it has the earlier JAPAN A stamped case, but I could be wrong.
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    I think people are looking for birth months/years right?
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    Just matching the year will suffice for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Inq View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm the market for a 6309 from 1984 (preferably october). Is there any way to verify the production year/month of the watch? I rember reading about Seiko divers having the production year included in the numbers on the caseback.

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    I'll try this too....

    Can anyone tell us how you ascertain the build date on a 6309-7049?

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