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Seikomatic Weekdater Ref. 6218-8971 1974

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This Seikomatic Weekdater Ref. 6218-8971 from 1974 is in great vintage condition. As one of the top line automatic Seiko's this specific example shares mid-century design and minimalism that is still captivating today.

Condition Report:
The dial is a gorgeous glossy sunburst silver which always seems to draw the eyes in for another look. The dial's design and execution remains simple as "less is more" - simple steel bar hour markers, a rounded rectangular day window at 6 o'clock with black weekday's; blue Saturday and red Sunday text, a date window at 3 o'clock, a Seiko logo seen at 12 o'clock and Seikomatic branding just under the hands. There's also a graduated chapter ring and finishing the dial are dauphine stainless steel hands. The crown is inset to the case design at 4 o'clock. The caseback is faded which is common for this specific model and is original. There are minor hairline scratches through the case. Inside the watch is Seiko's 6218 movement with a “tadpole” fine adjustor for the balance. It's an automatic, 35 jewel, 18,000bph, hacking calibre based on the 62xx platform that powered everything from Seiko's World Time and their first dive watch, through to the Grand Seiko's of the same era. The movement is also capable of hacking, a quickset date function and semi-quickset day function by going back and forth between 9PM and 3AM to switch.

Seiko Weekdater History: 
At the time of its introduction in 1964 the 6218-8971 Seikomatic Weekdater was the top of the range flagship of the Seiko automatic lineup. The 1964 Weekdater was the immediate, automatic equivalent of the 1964 Grand Seiko hand-wind, before the appearance of the first automatic Grand Seiko in 1967.


Details Of This Watch

Maker: Seiko
Model: Seikomatic Weekender
Reference: 6218-8971
Year: 1974
Dimensions: 37mm diameter; 11mm thickness
Lug Width: 19mm
Box/Papers: No
 6218, automatic w/ hacking, quickset date & semi-quickset day
Dial: Original Seikomatic dial w/ applied Seiko logo & Seikomatic branding
Hands: Stainless steel dauphine hands
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Acrylic
Bracelet/Strap: Aftermarket leather strap with steel buckle
Performance: Watch is fully functioning and running

Things We Like

- Stunning glossy silver dial
- Automatic equivalent to the manual Grand Seiko's of the same era
- An incredible movement that features hacking, quickset date and semi-quickset day

Things To Note

- Light hairline scratches
- Minor dial blemishes

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