1969 Seiko 6117-8000 Navigator Timer (Proof)

1969 Seiko 6117-8000 Navigator Timer (Proof)


Seiko’s first iteration of a GMT pilot’s watch, the 6117-8000 has become as sought after as it has impossible to find. A monochromatic masterpiece, it features a charcoal gray sunburst dial with a glossy lacquer finish, a seamless chapter ring with minute hashes and large luminous plots at the hours, and a wide coin edged bezel with a clean 24 hour insert. It’s minimal and understated, and that’s exactly what makes it the perfect tool watch. This example from September of ‘69 is as good as it gets, and an all original example that’s bound to be a highlight in any collection. The luminous material on the chapter ring, and in the large polished batons shows almost no sign of its nearly 50 years of age. The bright red GMT hand jumps right off of the deep charcoal dial, and the bezel insert is a beautiful contrast of matte silver and black. It rotates smoothly in either direction, but with the perfect amount of tension to hold it in place once set. The case is crisp and unpolished with all factory finishes still intact. We’ve paired it with a dark brown distressed leather that provides a versatile finish and comfort on the wrist. The 6117A is a robust calibre, and post service this one is keeping near perfect time. This is a must have for any true vintage Seiko fan, and opportunities to own one in this condition will be rare to say the least. 

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Serviced 11/25/17

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