Seiko 'Waterproof' Automatic Date 7005-8050 (White Dial)

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Brand: Seiko

Model: "Waterproof" Automatic Date ref. 7005-8050 (White Dial); RARE; circa February of 1969

Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down back is approximately 38mm excluding the original unsigned crown

Strap: 18mm handmade black Italian leather strap with 14mm polished stainless steel tang buckle

Movement: Seiko cal. 7005A self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with quick-set date; 21,600 BPH; Japan

Features: Rare original white dial with early "WATERPROOF" text and luminous hour markers; original luminous hands; unpolished 38mm stainless steel case with original Seiko Hardlex crystal; original black rotating bezel displays elapsed time; in-house Seiko 7005A automatic movement with quick-set date

Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with minor honest wear consistent with age and very light use; 38mm solid stainless steel case is razor sharp and completely unpolished with the original finishes throughout; crisp screw-down caseback remains clearly legible; original rotating bezel insert with lume pip in tact is jet black with no fade and exhibits extremely light wear; beautiful original white dial with crisp black printing throughout; excellent original luminous hands; nice original Seiko Hardlex crystal

Other: While some collectors refer to this watch as the "Poor Man's Seiko 62MAS," we prefer it to stand on its own since it walks a perfect line between dress and diver. The 7005-8050 is incredibly difficult to find with a white dial, let alone in this superb original condition. This collector-grade example is all original with the exception of the classic black leather strap. The 38mm stainless steel case is completely unpolished and razor sharp. The dial is vibrant white and the bezel insert is jet black - a striking combo indeed. This model debuted in 1969 and was made until 1976, but only the earliest specimens featured "WATERPROOF" text on the dial and caseback as seen here. This watch was originally delivered to the Japanese market. If you've been searching for one of these, this is the one to get!

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