DECEMBER 17, 2017
6105 8000 A WATER PROOF
*NON HACKING 'WATER PROOF' DIVE WATCH
MODEL IS THE 150M WATER RESISTANT
|Date/Report Number 66587FR4317 2017 ..DEC 17--2017 Item: Genuine VINTAGE GENUINE 1968 6105-8000-A *NON HACKING SEIKO WATERPROOF DIVE WATCH|
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THIS APPRAISAL CONTAINS HISTORIC
INFORMATION THAT INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL
RESTORATION WORKS. YOU WILL NOTE THAT SUCH RESTORATION WORKS DOES
NOT INCLUDE ALTERATION NOR THE CHANGING OF ANY ORIGINAL PARTS WITH PARTS!
THAT ARE NOT ORIGINAL ALL PARTS ARE ORIGINAL OR ARE ORIGINAL SEIKO 6105 A PARTS!
ALL SERVICING WERE PERFORMED BY AN EXPERIENCED SEIKO
DIVE WATCH EXPERT WITH OVER 4000 PAST RESTORATIONS
APP $3500 USD
[WITH OR W/O]
ALL WORKS & APPRAISAL
DEC 17 2017
I DID NOT USE THE 6309 7040 HAND SET
INSTEAD I RESTORED THE ORIGINAL 6105 8000 SET
2017 5:29 PM
discovered a replacement for the auto date set. if you recall, when i dissembled this beauty for service i discovered a failed part i was
unable to find replacement for, today i traded some old dials for some old 6105 parts and discovered the part. i replaced it about twenty
minutes ago no charge. oh! so happy!. was tired of turning the hour hand back from #12 to #9 and back to #12 over and over to set the date
we are back to one click out sets date, two clicks sets time just waiting for crystal press so i can convert to bezel press
..and set the steel crystal hold down ring snap the bezel in
then attach the steel bracelet .later rock
ABOVE IS THE DIAL WITH THE OLD LUME REMOVED
BELOW ARE THE MANY FACES OF THE COMPLETED
PIECE JUST THE HANDS ARE LEFT !!!
ONCE THE LUME DRIES I WILL MOUNT AND SEAL HER UP!
the dial and the marker windows and hands
will have to wait until the crystal comes in
the movement is overhauled and case is complete
note that the bezel insert supplied by the patron
is installed and though it is not an original ITEM-it is an ORIGINAL AFTER
MARKET ITEM THAT MANY IN COUNTRY SOLDIERS
AND THOSE WHOM INVESTED IN THESE TIME PIECES
IN THE CIVILIAN MARKET PLACE
DID INVEST IN! YOU SEE AFTER MARKET TWO TONE
BEZEL INSERTS WHERE VERY COMMON! THUS I FEEL THAT IT TRULY MAKE THIS
AWESOME TIME PIECE KEEP ITS VALUE
hands marker boxes and dial cleaning will occur
as soon as the crystal comes in
AND I REMOVE THE INSERT AND HOLD DOWN FOR
THE CRYSTAL EXPOSING THE DIAL AND HANDS AND MARKERS
TOP IS THE BEZEL WITH INSERT SET
note the case back is DETAILED POLISHED
ITS ITEMS SEEMINGLY FACTORY RE ENGRAVED
AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY EVEN SEIKO EXPERTS
WOULD SWEAR THIS WAS OFF THE SHELF RIGHT NOW
the following pics MAY SEEM redundant
BUT THEY ARE REQUIRED
ANOTHER SHOT FROM ABOVE NOTE THE FACT THE TWO TONE
IS SLIGHTLY THICKER THAN THE ORIGINAL
THIS STEEL BRACELET DOES NOT HAVE A DEEP SEA DIVING SAFETY
DEVICE ON IT. IT SEEMS TO BE MORE FOR SHALLOW RIVERS AND WOULD
SURELY HAVE BEEN PERFECT FOR MUDDY RIVER RATS IN VIETNAM
a picture of the movement & WATCH CASE totally stripped down
RIOBI DUAL BUFFER GRINDER CONVERTED BY THE ROCK
FOR RESTORING WATCH CASES AND BRACELETS
ROCK WILL USE 1/4 OF EACH PER WATCH CASE AND STEEL BRACELET
IMAGINE!! FOR ONE CASE AND ONE BRACELET
1/4 OF EACH BLOCK OF ROUGH IMAGINE THAT
FOR THE WHITE STEEL VERSION HE WILL USE 1/4 OF TWO BLOCKS!
OR 1/2 OF A BLOCK! FOR ONE CASE AND ONE BRACELET!
TWO Top of the line 6 inch cotton wheels
and 6 bars of mixed rough!
i went through 3.5 bars worth of rough to
bring this beauty back to life!j
NOT ONLY WILL HE USE
BLACK GREY WHITE GREEN & RED
[The white rough is the #1 steel cutter]
BUT HE WILL ALSO USE ACID
ADVANCED WATCH TOOLS WHERE UTILIZED
TO WORK ON THE ENGINE OF THIS AWESOME BEAUTY
I USE THE CAMEL FOOT STOOL TO LAY OVER AND USE MY UPPER ARM
USING ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE UNIT -THE RIGHT SIDE I USE ONLY ONE WHEEL
A SCRAPPER REMOVES THE LEFT OVER ROUGH AS I APPLY EACH TYPE UNTIL I AM DONE
THUS EACH WHEEL CAN BE UTILIZED OVER AND OVER.
ONE MUST BE SKILLED SPECIFICALLY DUE TO THE DANGERS OF THE HIGH SPEEDS AND
THE FACT THAT YOU ARE WORKING WITH DANGEROUS MATERIALS AND HI VELOCITY
A SIMPLE SLIP CAN MEAN THE LOSS OF AN EYE OR DAMAGE TO ONES
FACE OR HANDS ETC.
FACTS ARE IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS EASY BUT THIS WORK IS AFTER
ONE HAS USED THE WATCH WORKERS TOOLS TO REBUILD
THE WATCHES TECHNOLOGY AND RESTORED THE MOVEMENT AND HAS
COMPLETELY REBUILT THE TIME PIECE AND IS NOW REBUILDING THE COSMETICS
AS MOST OF THE COLLECTORS OF SEIKO 6105S KNOW, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE EARLY FINDS HAD MUCH TO DO WITH VIETNAM! ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE NO BASIS WHAT SO EVER WITH THE WAR! YES, IT USUALLY IS IN FACT THOSE THAT RUB AGAINST THE GRAIN TURN OUT TO HAVE THAT SPECIAL HISTORY. FOR THE PROOF VERSIONS SURELY ARE THE EARLY BIRDS WHOM WERE SURELY SO VERY CLOSE TO THE GRAIN THEY HARDLY WERE INNOCENT!
THUS ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE THIS WONDERFUL INNOCENT 6105 WATER PROOF FROM ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. IT WAS PLUCKED FROM THE BATCH THAT SAW ITS WAY INTO THE FORLORN PACIFIC! YES, IT WAS BIRTHED IN THAT PERIOD OF TIME WHEN YOUNG AMERICAN GUN HO SOLDIERS* GAINED ENOUGH IN COUNTRY TIME TO R&R A PLANE TO THE LAND OF THE KANGAROO AND GET THEM SELVES A CUSTOM SHOT GUN BARRELS CUT OFF AND CUSTOMIZED TO BLOW THE YOU KNOW WHAT OFF SOME VIET CONG MOTHER F-FER! YUP..
*NOTE YOUNG GUN HO AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS ALSO SERVED IN VIETNAM!
THIS AINT NO LIE IT IS FACT! YOU COULD SPEND YOUR R&R IN AUSSIE LAND AND FLY THOSE SAWED OFF CUSTOM SHOT GUNS BACK ON THE PLANE AND KEEP THEM IN THE FIELD! YUP! IT WAS SURELY EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH THE DARN TRIP! IN FACT WHEN YOU WATCH APOCALYPSE NOW??? THERE IS A SHOT WHEN THEY ARE GOING THROUGH THE TRENCHES ONE OF THE BOYS GOT HIM ONE OF THEM CUT BARREL BABIES . PURE TRUTH MY BROTHERS TAKE IT FROM THE ROCK!
This 6105 was purchased in Adelaide, South Australia! If you are not familiar with Australia and Vietnam allow me to familiarize you with the facts! The AUSSIES trained our first soldiers in Guerrilla warfare before they stepped foot in the NAM! They were also our allies and our largest in country partners next to the South Koreans!!! In addition, our R&R program included Australia as one of the top destinations! Their special OPPs forces were comparable to our own! Deadly to the VIET CONG to say the least! Heck since WWII the AUSSIES were our partners! GO:
GO HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA & USA POP UP >>
Many Seiko Dive Watches Made Their Way In Country And To Our Forces Whom Visited Aussie Land On R&R! Yup Through Through Australia The First 6105s Wound Up In AMERICA!! <<<<LINK TO SEIKO DIVERS POP UP
Especially Due to the fact Japan Sold Hundreds Of Thousands of their Dive Watches through out the South Pacific including to Australia! Here is a web page honoring the fallen from ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA during the Vietnam War. Note the Awesome Vietnam Memorial Erected ! <<< VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL POP UP
It is amazing how Americans forget or do not even know of the of Australians and South Koreans whom died or where severely wounded in Vietnam! HERE IS ANOTHER LINK TO AUSTRALIAN VIETNAM WAR MEMORIALS!<<< ADDITIONAL MEMORIALS
THE FIRST GREEN BERET ADVISORS WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM WERE TRAINED IN GUERRILLA WARFARE BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL FORCES. BESIDES THE US FORCES, AUSTRALIAN SAS MEMBERS WERE THE FIRST COVERT OPERATIVES IN THE EARLY 1960S. IN FACT, AS I STATED, THE AUSTRALIAN SAS WOULD BECOME AS FEARED BY THE VIET CONG AS THE US NAVY SEALS WOULD IN THE LATE 1960S. BOUNTIES WERE PLACED FOR THEIR DEATH OR CAPTURE.
Australias involvement in the Vietnam War began with briefly TRAINING US SPECIAL FORCES. In 1962, 30 Australian Military Advisors were stationed in Vietnam. Over the decade that number grew to 7,672. Australian troops that deployed to South Vietnam included ground forces, support troops and the SAS [special forces].
The Vietnam War was Australias longest war only recently surpassed by Australias long term commitment of combat forces in Afghanistan. Initially enjoying broad support due to concerns about the spread of communism in Southeast Asia, controversy soon developed into an anti-war movement in response to Australias draft and the same conceived evils as those viewed in the USA. From 1966 to 1971 three sabre squadrons of the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) completed two tours of Vietnam. The SAS was based at Nui Dat where it acted as the eyes and the ears of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) and operated throughout Phuoc Tuy province as well as in Bien Hoa, Long Khanh, and Binh Tuy provinces.
SAS personnel were highly trained and their role in Vietnam varied from conducting reconnaissance patrols and observing enemy movement to offensive operations deep in enemy territory. The SAS had the highest kill ratio of any Australian unit in Vietnam. The Australian SAS operated closely with the New Zealand SAS and New Zealand SAS soldiers were attached to each Australian squadron.
The withdrawal of Australias forces from South Vietnam began in November 1970 when 8 RAR completed its tour of duty and was not replaced. A phased withdrawal followed, and by 11 January 1973 all Australian involvement in hostilities in Vietnam had ceased and only the Australian Embassy Platoon remained deployed in the country until 1 July 1973. In April 1975, during the Fall of Saigon, Australian forces were deployed briefly to evacuate personnel from the Australian embassy.
APPROXIMATELY 60,000 AUSTRALIANS SERVED IN THE WAR: SE ASIA VIETNAM LAOS CAMBODIA THAILAND PHILIPPINES
521 Were Killed More Than 3,000 Were Wounded.
the after market
bracelet ABOVE not original TO THE 6105 8000
was restored and took way longer than the case!
IT IS AN ANTIQUE &
SURELY WAS NO WHERE LIKE
THE RUBBER WAFFLE STRAPS THAT WERE ATTACHED TO
THESE WATCHES WHEN NEW THOSE RUBBER WAFFLE STRAPS
WERE SWITCHED OUT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY!
FOR STEEL BRACELET TYPE STRAPS
WITH HEAVY STEEL
THESE WATCHERS SEEMED TO REQUIRE
STRONG SOLID STEEL BRACELETS AFTER ALL THE HEADS
WHERE SURELY SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
RESTORED ABOVE AND WAITING FOR THE NEW CRYSTAL
6105A 17 jewels
non hacking A model
Time Piece Shows Signed Proof It Was Serviced In Past
the US Gov Outlawed Water Proof
Substituted Water Resistant or Water Resist
THUS ANY 6105 8000 THAT
ON DIAL & CASE BACK MEANS
A SURE AS HECK PRICE VALUE INCREASE!
ANDY ROUSE 6105 8000
Dial & Case Back Stamped
water 150 proof
ANDY ROUSE 6105 8000
THE HISTORY OF THE
VINTAGE DIVE WATCH PROGRAM
Available on US military bases PX/BX AND R&R LOCATIONS, the early Seiko Divers, particular the 6105, were Popular with US soldiers in Vietnam. The 6105 would become a combat watch long before 1974 when Martin Sheen, as Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now, wearing a 6105-8110 while traversing the NAM into CAMBODIA AND ITS HIGHLANDS in search of the Off The Reservation Rogue Colonel Kurt (Marlon Brando) and his Montagnard Army who were wreaking havoc on the Viet Cong [Vietnamese Communist Forces].
The Snake-Eaters and the Yards
The 6105-8000 was introduced in 1968. but the 6105 8110/8119 were made from 1970-1977, and were first delivered with the words water proof as in: water 150m proof on the dial, and waterproof on the case back. But a US ban on using the words WATERPROOF on watches meant SEIKO would alter the words to water 150m resist with water resistant on the back later in the same year.This adds to value. Many early seiko watches carried the waterproof info, finding these, specifically the early 8119.. well, that is a cause for definite premium over the resist/resist models.
6105-A caliber , 17J rotor automatic,
21,600 bph. NO WINDING or HACKING -MOVEMENT
6105-B caliber , 17J rotor automatic, 21,600 bph. NO WINDING, HACKING -MOVEMENT STOPS WHEN CROWN IS PULLED.
The Seiko 6309 Cal is a 150M rated dive watch, produced from 1976 to 1988l. it is a cushion case watch, the case can identifiy the year of production. 6309-7040, 6309 7049 remain a popular watch that collectors can find and share the reason why, like the 6105, the 6309 was loved by the Military.
|THIS IS FACT:
THE 6105B IS THE
THE B VERSION IS THE HACKING VERSION
THE ABILITY TO
ANY SEIKOSHA WITH PROOF
# 2 SEIKO DIVE WATCH IS THE 6309 .
THE 6309-7040 TO
THERE ARE OTHER
RESTORATION PRICE AVERAGES
|BELOW ARE POSTS ON EBAY
DATE 2016 TO OFFER AN UNDERSTANDING OF VALUES.
Dial For Vintage Seiko Diver 6105-8110, 6105-8119, 6105-8000 Dive 6105 $59.99 eBay
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Steel Automatic Divers Watch Original & CLEAN item 1 VINTAGE 1976 Seiko
6105-8110 Mens Steel Automatic Divers Watch Original & CLEAN
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Seiko 6105-8110 MOVEMENT INSTALLED IS A 6106C
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steel waffle strap serviced item 4 Vintage Seiko divers 6105 8110 stainless steel
waffle strap serviced
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