Seiko Skyliner Ref. 6102-8000 1971

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The Seiko Skyliner range was a project worked on in the 1960's to 1970's placed right under Grand Seiko and King Seiko. Similar to the likes of Seiko's Sportsmatic, Lord Marvel & Lord Matic lines, the Skyliner was catered towards an everyday consumer. Produced in Seiko's famed Suwa factory - one of the factories created by Seiko to drive competition and innovation, the factory was working on Grand Seiko at the time.

This example from 1971 is features the Skyliner's silver sunburst dial with minimal printing allowing for a minimal presence. The hour markers are sleek and simple and don't disturb the date function nor the "Seiko" logo under 12 o'clock and the "Skyliner" text above 6 o'clock. Manual wind is nothing to be afraid of especially when you have a quick set date function - well before Rolex had implemented this. There is wear and tear as expected on a watch of this age, notably hairline scratches and some wear on the edge of the dial at 2 o'clock. The watch comes on an aftermarket black leather strap.

Personal Comments: 
The 1960's to 1970's saw some of Seiko's greatest work as the Suwa and Daini factory were in competition to produce not just the best watches for the Japanese market but the best watches for the world, period. This Skyliner shares a lot of similarities in design ethos, visual identity and functionality to that of a Grand Seiko or King Seiko but for just a fraction of the cost.

Details Of This Watch

Maker: Seiko
Model: Skyliner
Reference: 6102-8000
Year: 1971 (approx.)
Dimensions: 37mm diameter; 10mm thickness
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: No
 Manual, 6102A
Dial: Original Seiko sunburst dial
Hands: Original Seiko dauphine hands
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Acrylic
Bracelet/Strap: Aftermarket leather strap
Performance: Watch is fully functioning and running

Things We Like

- Quick set date
- Made during one of Seiko's best era's
- Similar looks to Grand Seiko & King Seiko

Things To Note

- Light hairline scratches