Sep 22, 2015

[SOLD] 1966 Vintage Seiko Seikomatic 6206-8040 Weekdater

Seiko Seikomatic 6206-8040 Weekdater
Circa 1966

The Seikomatic Weekdater oozes class with its highly polished exterior (and you should really scroll down for movement pictures). While the large single language day wheel at 6'O is a step away from the marque's tenant of technical simplicity, it is nonetheless a welcome step.

The dial is a silver white, a flat dull base complementing the polished markers and hands to make the watch very legible. I touched on the atypical aesthetic emphasis on this watch with the large day window, and the raised chapter ring marking the minutes adds to that, making the Weekdater a little less business. Just a little.

The sharp dauphine hands are also polished to a smooth shine, their lengths corresponding to the hour indexes very well. It's a very pleasing sight to see the tip of the hands just graze along the perimeter of the invisible circles. #WatchNerd

Perhaps the one gripe I have about this piece would be the overly simplistic lugs. What with the minimalistic dial and elegant face, the least Seiko could do was a little sharpening. The unimaginative lumps are most unappreciated here. 

Screw open the caseback, however, and you're treated to a visual feast of gold and steel, new as the day it was made. A 26-jewel automatic 6206 movement stuns. 

Excuse the lugs though.

1966 Vintage Seiko Seikomatic 6206-8040 Weekdater 
Hour, minute and central sweeping seconds
Silver dial with polished hour batons
35mm stainless steel case
40mm lug-to-lug
18mm lug width
6206 automatic @ 18,000vph
Acrylic crystal
Blue aftermarket leather strap