A minor aristocrat: Seikomatic 6218-8950

A minor aristocrat: Seikomatic 6218-8950

Postby Darksider » March 5th 2018, 10:51am

Grist to my mill is what. Something most sane folk might reasonably consign to the scrap heap but what I know, and what you should know by now, is that watches that look like this, more often than not, are ripe for revival. The chronic cosmetics are a signpost to the fact that this is a well used watch that has not been footled around with too much during its long life and therefore likely to contain some innards with potential.

This watch continues a recent Seikomatic theme here but this one is a bit of a minor aristocrat, fitted as it is with the 35 jewel 6218 movement, one clear level above the 26 jewel 6206 fitted to the Seikomatic featured a couple of posts back. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though and instead take a closer look at what we’ve got.

The caseback reports that this is a Seikomatic 6218-8950 dating from July 1966, a model that came in two flavours; this one, with a gold-plated brass case and gold-highlighted dial and hands; and a more sober steel–cased version with the same model number but without the gilt-edged ostentation. A view of the lower lugs provides no more basis for reappraisal than the initial view of the face

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Re: A minor aristocrat: Seikomatic 6218-8950

Postby Thunder1 » March 5th 2018, 11:13am

A nice read, probably right up The Gerdson's alley...
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