Seiko 17 jewel automatic gold watch

Apr 24, 2021. 00:05 UTC
Seiko 17 jewel automatic gold watch
Derwin
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
No
Description

Water resistant. Number on back 440322. Watch decision 39mm x35mm.

Provenance

Father owned watch

Answered within about 3 hours
Apr 24, 02:54 UTC
By David

Fair Market Value

€80 - €100 EUR

Insurance Value

€180 EUR
What does this mean?

Hello Derwin,
Thank your for sending in your family Seiko wristwatch for an appraisal. I shall try to help you with that today.
TITLE:
Gent’s gold-plated steel, self-winding, mechanical, center seconds, day-date, ovoid shaped, wristwatch with gold plated steel and steel link bracelet and Seiko deployment clasp with logo, S/N 440322, ref. 7006/5009 with 7006-5019S dial, made by Seiko, Tokyo, Japan, April 1974.
PROVENANCE:
Belonged to client’s father.
DESCRIPTION:
CASE: 39mm diameter, two leaf, cushion shaped gold-plated steel case with rounded and canted bezel in the form of the mid-20th century TV screens (ovoid), winding and setting crown and screwed down case back cover marked Seiko with electric logo in the center. Around that is engraved, “Stainless steel back, 7006:5009, water resistant, 440322.Japan/g”. The wristwatch is integrated with its original, two tone, stainless steel and gold-plated steel link bracelet with steel deployment clasp, with logo. The case is water resistant.
DIAL: Ovoid champagne colored gilt metal dial with applied baton hour indices with luminous ends, open elongated bar minutes/seconds, day/date rectangular aperture @3. Luminous steel baton hands and center seconds pointer. Dial is marked, “Seiko Automatic, 17 jewels, electric logo, 7006-5019S”.
MOVEMENT: Not shown but assumed to be the Seiko caliber 7006A, 27.4mm diameter, mechanical self-winding movement, sweep seconds, day set by changing 21:30-24h with the date being quickset, 17 jewels, vibrating at a frequency of 21600 beats/hour and having a power reserve of 43 hours on a single winding. ‘Diashock’ shock absorbing system. (See the History for the story of the 7000-caliber series of movements.)
CONDITION:
CASE – Moderate scratches and wear to the case and wear to the gold tone finish. The bracelet is worn and links are not tight as when new.
DIAL – very good condition.
MOVEMENT – Not seen but assumed original to this case, genuine and functional.
Overall condition is good.
HISTORY OF THE SEIKO 7000:
The 7000 series was a family of mid-range mechanical watch movements from Seiko from the 1970's through the 1990's.
Produced from 1973, the 7000 family was a mid-range mechanical offering. It was the basis for the popular 7S26 family, and its descendants remain in production today. The family operated at the same 21,600 beats/hour still used by midrange Seiko mechanisms and all offered 43 hours of power reserve. All members of the family feature Seiko's bi-directional Magic Lever winding system.
There were three versions of the 7000 family before the introduction of the 7S26 with its new quickset day and date mechanism and other improvements:
The original 7005/7006/7025 movements appeared in the early 1970's; had quickset date but not day
The line expanded to include cam switching modular chronographs with the 7015/7016/7017/7018; quickset day by pushing the crown
The line was resurrected in the 1980's as the 7001/7002/7009/7019/7039
The 7005 and 7006 (date only and day/date respectively) designs were re-used and updated in the 1980's as the 7002 and 7009. These later movements were optimized for price and mechanized production, using many more stamped steel and plastic parts. Although they have proven fairly robust, their accuracy has suffered due to this change. . . . . . . . . .
I AM GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A LIST OF THESE 7000 SEIKOS AND THEIR YEARS OF PROCUCTION AND FUNCTION. IT ALL MAY FALL APART WHEN I TRY TO SEND IT ON THE MEARTO.COM FORM. I APOLOGIZE IF IT DOES.:
GENERATION MODEL YEAR JEWELS HEIGHT COMPLICATIONS
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New date mechanism 7005A 1969-1979 17 4.5 mm Date
7006A 1970-1981 17/19/21 4.85 mm Day, date
7025A 1976-1986 Date, small rotor
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Chronographs 7015A 1970-1980
7017A 1971-1981 21 5.9 mm Day, date, chronograph 60s
7016A 1972-1982 21 6.4 mm Day, date, chronograph 60s,
7018A/7018B 1971-1981 23 5.9 mm Day, date, chronograph 60s,
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Push-date 7009A 1976-1998 17 5.0 mm Day, date
7019A 1969-1979
7039A 1974-1999 21 5.0 mm Day, date
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Divers 7001A 1988-1999 17 4.9 mm
7002A 1988-1999 17 4.9 mm Date
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If this chart falls apart when I send it to you, you can find it at: https://www.watch-wiki.net/index.php?title=Seiko_7000
COMPARABLES:
~https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/47861014_vintage-seiko-automatic-17jewel-gold-tone-wristwatch (SOLD FOR $90 IN 2016)
~https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/mcm-mid-century-tv-shape-15-c-9084dc9b63 (21 JEWEL MODEL SOLD FOR 50 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS)
~https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/seiko-watch-200m-c-c024fcfacf (pASSED AT AUCTION IN 2015 WITH AN ESTIMATE OF $40-$50.)
~https://www.barnebys.com/realized-prices/lot/seiko-dx-17-jewel-automatic-tv-dial-watch-HIqsD9rW9F (SOLD FOR $130, SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT VINTAGE MODEL.2015)
~https://www.barnebys.com/realized-prices/lot/seiko-5-type-7s26-02n0-men-s-wristwatch-21-jewels-1970s-1980s-qqWKohcGj (SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT VINTAGE ERA MODEL SOLD FOR $124 IN 2016)
~https://www.barnebys.com/realized-prices/lot/seiko-lm5606-automatic-tv-model-men-s-wristwatch-1970s-cm0rTagTTa (SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT 1970S MODEL SOLD FOR $70 IN 2016)
PRICING:
If offered on today's market watch market I believe the fair market value would be in the $80-$100 range, with retail pricing about twice that amount. It remains a fine vintage watch however, and quite good looking, although not in a style that is desirous in today's marketplace where "big is better". I hope you understand the
appraisal and thank you for choosing mearto.com.
My best,
David

Hello Derwin,
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please tell me the number below 440322?
On the dial at the bottom are the numbers 7005-50195?
Actually since I cannot read anything on the case back cover, could you write down all that you find there?
Thank you,
David

Thanks

Derwin stokes Apr 24, 10:21 UTC

Stainless steel back. 7006:5009 water resistant. 440322.Japan/g

Derwin stokes Apr 24, 10:25 UTC

David Did you get the case cover I sent.

David Apr 24, 12:13 UTC

Derwin,
I go the cover but I could not read anything on it because it is so blurry. All I can see is Seiko.
One picture of the dial is very clear, but the other three photos are not.
I can now proceed with the information you have given me.
I will be able to do the appraisal for you today.
thanks for the help,
David

Derwin stokes Apr 24, 15:41 UTC

Metro claims a payment wasn't made but I already paid.

David Apr 24, 16:00 UTC

Derwin,
The chart I tried to send fell apart. The heading were: GENERATION -MODEL -YEAR -JEWELS -HEIGHT - COMPLICATIONS.
As far as the payment, you need to deal with the administration of mearto regarding that.
David

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