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    Does this Seiko look legit to you?

    I'm watching this on eBay but am slightly put off by the fact that I can't find a similar watch anywhere online. The fat lumed indices look out of place on the dial to me.
    It's advertised as a Seiko 7000-8000 manual wind from the 1990s

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    just on gut feeling I would say bad refurb but did see this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    I'm watching this on eBay but am slightly put off by the fact that I can't find a similar watch anywhere online. The fat lumed indices look out of place on the dial to me.
    It's advertised as a Seiko 7000-8000 manual wind from the 1990s

    You can get a proper 7000 8000 from the early 70s for sod all so I wouldn't risk it. Here's what mine looks like


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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    just on gut feeling I would say bad refurb but did see this one

    Yes, that one is much more like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    You can get a proper 7000 8000 from the early 70s for sod all so I wouldn't risk it. Here's what mine looks like

    Yeah, when I was googling for other examples a post of yours came up
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    I read somewhere recently that as the years went by Seiko downgraded the quality of these movements. I think I was reading about 6000 series not 7000, but it would make me careful.

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    at a guess was it coming out of India they do some great one's and some not so great one's but worth it if you find the good one's
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    at a guess was it coming out of India they do some great one's and some not so great one's but worth it if you find the good one's
    Nope, UK seller (although I think there are a number of those who buy in watches from India and then sell them on with a mark up)
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    Apparently the 7000 8000 was a intended as a low-medium end watch, sold mostly in East / southeast Asia. Sorry can't remember how reliable the source of info was for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Nope, UK seller (although I think there are a number of those who buy in watches from India and then sell them on with a mark up)
    well yeah have seen some silly price one's so could be could be lol it's all in finding the decent seller ant it

    some seller do it with the Russian vostok's all the time
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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