SEIKO Seikomatic 5 Waterproof Diashock 21 Jewels, 6619, 1965
|Mechanical - Automatic
|Strap / Bracelet
|Desirable brushed dial with contrasting strip and grid lines
|Dolphin logo on case back
A lovely Seikomatic '5' from 1965 with automatic calibre 6619. The case is EGP gold plated. The case back states "SEIKO | WATER PROOF | EGP. | 6619-8040", and has the dolphin logo (which indicates an original waterproof rating to 30 metres).
The dial is a desirable variant, with raised indices and a lovely left-to-right brushed finish. It features a top-to-bottom brushed strip across the centre with the writing 'Seiko Seikomatic 5 Waterproof Diashock 21 Jewels", and thin grid lines. This strip really stands when the light catches it at the right angle. The Day/Date fully work as expected. The 6619 movement only has Date quick-set via pushing the crown (to adjust the Day means needs forwarding the time past midnght until the correct day is reached).
The gold plate is in better condition than most that appear for sale, with just a bit of wear to the end of the lugs and on the underside near the crown, and the edges of the crown. The bezel is in nice condition and without the often seen wear, with just a noticeable ding on the edge near the 6 o'clock marker. The crystal has minimal noticeable marking.