Dating seiko

dating seiko

How do I Date my Seiko Watch?

The good thing is that you can use the serial number of your Seiko to date it in order to know when it was produced. The format for dating it via the serial number is as follows:

Does Seiko share serial numbers with the public?

But at the same time, the recorded databases of the serial numbers are rarely shared with the public, but used and kept by the company alone. This also includes Seiko. Seiko watches are equipped with several different numbers. The numbers on a Seiko can be found on the case back.

What year is my 456789 Seiko watch from?

So the serial number 456789 could be May 1974, May 1984, May 1994, May 2004 etc.. There are visual clues as to which decade the watch may be from but the easiest way is by using the Seiko movement number, if you can find the date range for the particular Seiko movement you are likely to be able to pinpoint the exact date.

How can I tell if my Seiko 5 sports is real?

The movement can contain the letter S, which can look very similar to a 5. Please note, the new Seiko 5 sports cannot be dated by serial number. If you have a 2019 or newer Seiko 5 sports, then the 6 digit serial is actually a production number and cannot be used for dating purposes.

How do you date a Seiko Watch by serial number?

Date a Seiko by serial number. How to decode a Seiko serial number to find production date The easiest way to find the date of a Seiko serial number is to use the automated Seiko serial number decoder but this page explains how to do it manually. Seiko watches use a 6 or 7 digit serial number stamped on the caseback.

How do I adjust the day and date settings on Seiko?

Use your Seikos crown to adjust the day and date settings of the watch. The crown is the small knob located on the side of the watch, to the right of the watch face.

What does the 2nd digit mean on a Seiko Watch?

The second digit represents the month. The numbers 1-9 stand for the months January-September, with O for October, N for November and D for December. Examine the date and time plate on the watch if you are looking to date one in the Seiko 5 series.

What year is my 456789 Seiko watch from?

So the serial number 456789 could be May 1974, May 1984, May 1994, May 2004 etc.. There are visual clues as to which decade the watch may be from but the easiest way is by using the Seiko movement number, if you can find the date range for the particular Seiko movement you are likely to be able to pinpoint the exact date.

How can you tell if a Seiko is real or fake?

Look at the serial number on the back of the Seiko. Fake watches often print fake serial numbers on their watches, but they often add the word Japan above the serial number, which real Seikos never have.

What does the serial number on a Seiko Watch mean?

All modern Seiko watches have the date of manufacture contained in the 6 digit Serial number. Exceptions are pre-1970 models when the numbers were 7 digits long, and limited edition models may have a number reflecting its piece number e.g. 90/200 meaning its the 90th of only 200 pieces.

How do I Date my Seiko 5 sports?

To get the best chance of getting only one date returned it is best to enter your Seiko movement in the 2nd box. The boxes are not case sensitive. The movement can contain the letter S, which can look very similar to a 5. Please note, the new Seiko 5 sports cannot be dated by serial number.

Should I be worried about this Seiko Watch?

You have nothing to worry about, mon ami. I checked the listing and although I’m not familiar with the seller, your watch is a genuine Seiko. Since it comes with a 1 year international warranty, it’s most likely NOT a grey market watch and should anything happen to your watch, you can claim warranty from the Seiko service center in your country.

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