Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

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Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby svaglic » April 21st 2018, 5:43pm

Groundhog did a review on this in 2013 and I have been looking for a nice one at a decent price since then. Another one off my list.
Mine isn't as nice as GH's, it is missing some lettering. I'm not sure why, I'm thinking someone cleaned the dial and used that putty to remove some dust and the letters came off with it. Other than that it is a very nice watch in great condition.
I was in love with the textured indices and date window, the hidden crown was the icing on the cake for me.
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The case back is in great shape, a lot of these are polished and the engraved info is hard to see.
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11mm high and neither crown is signed. 42.8mm lug to lug.
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It is supposed to come on a beads of rice, luckily I have a couple old Seiko ones so that will be fixed tonight. The lug width is 18mm.

The 7619 is supposed to be a good movement, the biggest issue to know about is the date setting. It has a quickset button for the date, if you press it after 9:00pm on the watch you will force the date wheel backwards into the date corrector. Then the lever and hairspring come out when the shaft holding them in comes off. It is a date wheel issue and your date wheel will no longer work until you get it fixed. I can't imagine wanting to wear a watch with loose parts floating around though. So if you are in the market for a 7619, make sure the date changes with no issues or you will have trouble finding parts to fix it and may have loose parts floating in it.
The seller said it was made in May of 1966. I have not checked it out yet, but will later when I have some time.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby artman » April 21st 2018, 5:48pm

That rocks! Love the textures. Thanks for the writeup.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby foghorn » April 21st 2018, 5:58pm

Cool watch.great size and I like the indices.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby svaglic » April 21st 2018, 6:06pm

foghorn wrote:Who's groundhog?


Here is the review Groundhog66 did.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby biglove » April 21st 2018, 6:09pm

Now that's a great looking vintage watch. Nice one.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby bedlam » April 21st 2018, 6:30pm

Some of the Seiko 5 designs are awesome
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby TemerityB » April 21st 2018, 7:34pm

Little piece of history right there. Congrats.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby Airframer » April 21st 2018, 9:22pm

Lovely! :okk:
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby Mark1 » April 21st 2018, 10:41pm

A cool watch that's almost as old as I am. A long hunt finally pays off. This is the kind of stuff I enjoy learning about, congrats Allison.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby conjurer » April 21st 2018, 11:37pm

This watch is fucking cool!
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby biglove » April 22nd 2018, 6:54am

conjurer wrote:This watch is fucking cool!



I concur. Have been back to this thread repeatedly to look at it.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby foghorn » April 22nd 2018, 7:14am

The missing letters don't bother me. They are OK.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby Racer-X » April 22nd 2018, 11:13am

Great style, you sure can pick 'em.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby 3Flushes » April 22nd 2018, 4:28pm

That's as cool a watch from the 60's as I've seen- other than the earlier deco pieces, I think the 60's is the best vintage era, design and R&D wise.

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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby svaglic » April 22nd 2018, 6:04pm

Thanks guys.
I have been into vintage Seiko lately. There is such a variety and the longer I'm on the hunt for a certain movement, the more time I get to see more dial variants. Narrowing it down with cross referencing movements and dials is fun.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby TemerityB » April 22nd 2018, 8:31pm

Ol' Flipper on the caseback only adds to the fun.
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Re: Seiko sportsmatic 7619-7070

Postby gerdson » April 23rd 2018, 1:59pm

Awesome :-)
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