Aug 11, 2015

1978 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-8170 "Hulk"

Seiko 5 6309-8170 "Hulk"
Circa 1978

Big, green, mean and solid, is what I would use to describe this watch. Presented in a bulky stainless steel case and three-link bracelet, the watch exudes a toughness that places it in sports watch territory for me.

Matched with visible signs of wear and weathering, Hulk stands out with a deep green dial in every sense of the word.

Firstly, the green hue of its face can be seen as one tilts the watch towards a light source. There's a sense of mystery in it that I very much enjoy for watch dials. 

Then there's the tall hour markers that is very clearly defined from the face of the watch, gold in color and polished bright. The markers are matched with the chunky hands that have visible signs of wear.

Because where's a tough guy without touch hands?

It even wears large too, at 36mm with across and 41mm lug-to-lug. Definitely a good vibe from this one. Very manly.

1978 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-8170 "Hulk"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Spn day display
Dark green dial
36mm stainless steel case
41mm lug-to-lug
10/20mm proprietary lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass
Seiko stainless steel bracelet


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