62MAS / 6217-8000 - Re-issue, re-creation or just re-edition.

The 62MAS / 6217-8000 was the first Seiko diver with a 150m. water resistance rating. Unfortunately, several similar models from Seiko over the past few years still confuse most people who love them.

Here is a concise summary of the three most important limited editions.

The SLA017 (or SBDX019) and the SLA043 (or SBDX039) have the same 8L35 movement. 28,800 BPH; 50 hours power reserve; Hand-winding; Hacking.

The odd one is the SLA037 (or SBEX009) in Ever-Brilliant Steel with 8L55 movement. 36,000 BPH; 55 hours power reserve; Hand-winding; Hacking.


 

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SLA017 (or SBDX019) Special production run in 2017 Re-Issue of 1965 "62MAS" just 2,000 units (limited edition) 8L35 movement.

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SLA043 (or SBDX039) Special production run in 2020 for the 55th Anniversary of just 1,700 units (limited edition) 8L35 movement.
 
 

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SLA037 (or SBEX009) Hi-Beat Ever-Brilliant Steel Special production run in 2020 Re-creation of 1965 "62MAS" for the 55th Anniversary of just 1,100 units (limited edition) 8L55 movement.

Please post your Limited and Un-Limited 62MAS issues! Let us see all these incredible iconic divers!

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Beautiful watches. A favourite classic design.

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They indeed have a character of their own. I would class this design as iconic of an era long gone.

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My SLA017 or SBDX019

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my #sla043. this watch has got soul and character. 🤩

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I have the very unlimited SPB143.

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WatchYourIntruder

I have the very unlimited SPB143.

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Awesome! How is the bracelet? 😎

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JaeBust

Awesome! How is the bracelet? 😎

I think the bracelet works fine. Actually I haven’t tested it on any strap yet.

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Have not had a chance to handle the reissue pieces but I've owned this guy for many years.

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I have my own version in bronze 😎👍🏼

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SurferJohn
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Have not had a chance to handle the reissue pieces but I've owned this guy for many years.

The older man in the flesh! How is it keeping function-wise, and how is the strap holding?! Enjoy and wear it in good health, Sir! ❤️‍🔥

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IanCognito

I have my own version in bronze 😎👍🏼

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Just amazing, speechless!! ❤️‍🔥

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JaeBust

The older man in the flesh! How is it keeping function-wise, and how is the strap holding?! Enjoy and wear it in good health, Sir! ❤️‍🔥

Its running good and the strap has not entered the disintegration phase yet (the one on my 6105 has).  About 10-15 years ago I had to do a tear down which resulted in a parts chase.  I ended up buying another watch with the same movement (Olympic Worldtimer) and shamelessly cannibalizing it for the parts I needed.  I also replaced the bezel insert and crystal with the best I could find (and kept the originals).  My watchmaker and I agreed the dial should be left alone.

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SurferJohn

Its running good and the strap has not entered the disintegration phase yet (the one on my 6105 has).  About 10-15 years ago I had to do a tear down which resulted in a parts chase.  I ended up buying another watch with the same movement (Olympic Worldtimer) and shamelessly cannibalizing it for the parts I needed.  I also replaced the bezel insert and crystal with the best I could find (and kept the originals).  My watchmaker and I agreed the dial should be left alone.

You and I, as collectors, are anal/OCD about details! Great job. 🍻

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JaeBust

You and I, as collectors, are anal/OCD about details! Great job. 🍻

That's what its all about IMHO.  

To each his own but something is only original once.

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I avoid vintage pieces because of their apparent problems @surferjohn unless purchased by myself back in the day. 😜 I usually buy new ones and try to merely look after them for the next generations. 🤣