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    Authenticity question

    Hello all,
    I posted this in the Seiko forum area, but I haven't had any responses.
    The watch in question is the short-lived Seikomatic Chronometer 6245-9000 that predates the Grand Seiko version. From what I have read, this watch was only made for a few months and then pulled because of the word Chronometer on the dial.

    I know it isn't a proper GS but seeing as it is verily the same watch I wanted to share it here as well.
    Perhaps one of you can help me identify any concerns or issues with authenticity and originality of this watch.
    Specifically, any issues with being a redial. The seller states it is all original.

    Also, are these very common?

    Thanks for any help or input,
    M_L_W

    Here is the link to the OP:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f21/ne...a-4967645.html

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    Re: Authenticity question

    Looks fine to me.

    It is very rare to come across these being re-dialed. For some reason, they age really well, and you often see near-perfect quality dials despite the fact they are well over 50 years old now.

    They are fairly common watches, but very collectible.

    Kind regards,


    Gerald.
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    Re: Authenticity question

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald_D View Post
    Looks fine to me.

    It is very rare to come across these being re-dialed. For some reason, they age really well, and you often see near-perfect quality dials despite the fact they are well over 50 years old now.

    They are fairly common watches, but very collectible.

    Kind regards,


    Gerald.
    Thanks for your input.
    I agree about the dials. I have seen some examples on the internet where the case looks rough but the dial looks brand new.
    I should trust the seller; he sold me a very nice looking all original Omega Constellation Jumbo, and he usually sells higher end vintage pieces.
    He will also let me return the watch if I find I don't like it, or something is wrong with it.
    Cheers,
    M_L_W

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    Re: Authenticity question

    Sounds like it's worth a shot.
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    Authenticity question

    Looks fine to me, the dial, hands, indexes, caseback medalion and movement engravings are all matching for the model.
    The word „Seikomatic” was printed using different fonts for day and day/date versions.
    I have a transition 6246-9000 ( GS dial with lion medalion ) and its dial is also in perfect condition despite its age.

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    Re: Authenticity question

    It does have the right look to me as well. I agree it might be worth a chance to get.

    Good luck.
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    Agreed. I think it’s authentic. I have a King Seiko whose dial is also near mint even though the case took a beating.
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