Re-writing Seiko's History

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Re-writing Seiko's History

Post by koimaster » October 5th 2021, 10:34pm

Chris Dahlman wanted a Silverwave J12082, Seiko's first dive watch (the 62MAS is the first professional diver). So in 2018 he logged onto Yahoo Japan Auctions and placed the $300 winning bid on one and considered himself set.

But when it arrived stateside, he discovered that it wasn't quite the watch he was looking for. It was even better. This Silverwave had a date, something the standard Silverwave didn't. It also had a mix of Katakana and Kanji characters engraved around the perimeter of the caseback. These hadn't been visible in the auction pictures.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/re-wr ... silverwave
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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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