Dating Vintage Seiko, Citizen Watches is not as difficult as you may think, as all the information you need is inscribed on the back case. Dating Vintage Citizen watches can prove a little more challenging but in theory at least they are also as easy to date. Therefore the watch dates January The important number we will concentrate on is the 8 digit serial number. I hope this helps, it is not always as straightforward with dating vintage Citizens, as the case-back information changed over the decades.
The other number you will need is the serial number.
Dating Vintage Citizen watches can prove a little more challenging but in theory at least they are also as easy to date. In the picture above we have a Vintage Seiko Bellmatic with the back-case removed, inscribed on the back-case is all the information needed, Stainless Steel is the watch case & back material, the is the Model number, Water Resistant is self-explanatory, Japan is country of . [email protected] This is also worth a try THE SEIKO WATCH PRODUCTION DATE CALCULATOR if you are not sure what decade your Seiko was made in, it works for some but not others but a nifty little application. Examine the date and time plate on the watch if you are looking to date one in the Seiko 5 series. Watches made prior to the s will be metal, while all watches made afterward are plastic. However, you must be careful when determining this, because metal date and time plates sometimes signify a counterfeit watch.
This is also on the case back and is six digits long. In the example images the serial number is highlighted in blue.
Every watch has a unique combination of reference model number plus serial number. The first digit of the serial number tells you the last digit of the year the watch was made.
Looking at the example images: for example 1 the year ends in 0 for example 2 the year ends in 2 for example 3 the year ends in 4 You may notice this does not tell us which decade.
That is why we also ask for the model number. For many of Seiko's movements we know the first year they were produced and for most movements they were produced for less than 10 years.
This helps us narrow down the decade. Using this additional information we can ate our three examples: the was first made in so 1 is from or the was made from to so 2 is from the 7S36 was first made in so 3 is from or The Seiko serial number decoder Find the manufacture date of any Seiko watch Seiko watches have a 6 or 7 character serial number on their casebacks.
The second character can be a letter but the rest are all numbers. You can use the Seiko serial number in conjunction with the movement number to calculate the year of manufacture. The month and last digit of the Seiko'a date of manufacture is calculated using the serial number and then narrowed down to a decade using my database of Seiko movement manufacture dates.
I purchased my Seiko 5 in december Calulating the above the watch was made in ? I think as well, that as Seiko only use the last year of the date, you must at least know which decade your watch is from. My is a 6N, I'm pretty sure it was neither produced in nor I'm newbie.
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Kindly enlighten me here. Then using the calculator, found production date is August, ?
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May 10, Below is a massive project that has been the better part of the last year in the process. Thanks to the generosity of some of our members (especially Gary Fredericks) we have been able to scan and collect a large collection of vintage seiko catalogs ranging from the late s to H2 Feb 27, How to date the age of your Seiko Watch All Seiko's should have a Serial number on the case back The first number in the Serial is the last number in the year of production, and so if it is a new watch and you see an 8 it should be the year Find the manufacture date of any Seiko watch Seiko watches have a 6 or 7 character serial number on their casebacks. The second character can be a letter but the rest are all numbers. You can use the Seiko serial number in conjunction with the movement number to calculate the year of manufacture.
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