SEIKO 6309 Divers
Caliber 6309-7040 Seventeen jewels
Dated: March 1980
When John (aka The TigerUK) posted this piece on the Sales Forum, I knew I must have her. In fact I was slower and another buyer got hold. Thankfully the deal did not work out and she was soon on her way to Singapore from England.
The early "cushion-cased" diver is truly a magnificent piece of art. The whole watch, though big, feels and looks balanced on the wrist. The aged bezel and semi washed-out dial and indices give this Diver the character she deserves. The telescopic crown displays the fineness in detail of Japanese watch-making. Until I now hold this 6309 in my hand, I finally understood and respect her cult status.