According to its serial number this watch was manufactured in January 1965. The 1964 Weekdater was the immediate, automatic equivalent of the 1964 Grand Seiko hand-wind, before the appearance of the first automatic GS in 1967. The 6218 movements an automatic, 35 jewel, 18,000bph, hacking calibre based on the 62xx platform that powered everything from Seikos World Time and their first dive watch, through to the Grand Seikos of the era. Both the 57GS/43999, 6218 and 62GS have 35 or 39 jewel movements and are all examples where jewels were added to stop what has been translated from the Japanese as the shake fall problem with the datewheel. This 1965 example is in lovely original condition.
Stainless steel case is in very nice condition with signs of ages. It measures 37mm without the recessed crown X 44mm which is quite large for the a 60's watch. The crown on the backcase can still be seen but as many Seiko watches from de 60's, it has nearly been erased by the years. This is an original Seiko 330T06AN, the exact correct ref for this case.Silver dial is absolutely perfect: no patina, trace of rust: it's perfect. Inner index ring is also in perfect condition which is rare. Silver indexes and hands are, as you can see on the photos, absolutely free of any defect. Quickset date is working turning the crown pulled on its first position, day can be set using hour setting between 21h and 24h. 6218A movement has been fully serviced a few weeks ago.
It starts as soon as the watch is gently shaken, keeps very accurate time with an excellent power reserve. This watch will come with a new 19mm brown "burgundish " leather strap. The item "VERY NICE AND RARE VINTAGE 1965 SEIKO WEEKDATER 35J.AUTOMATIC 6218-8971" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Wristwatches". The seller is "vintimers" and is located in Barizey.
This item can be shipped worldwide.