1965 Seiko Diver 62MAS (Ref. 6217-8000) "Small Crown"
Founded in 1881, Seiko is a favorite brand among many watch enthusiasts and the historic Japanese timepiece manufacturer produces watches that occupy an incredibly wide range of different styles and price points. Seiko has a rich history of innovation and the company is famous for producing everything from rugged mechanical dive watches to advanced, high-accuracy quartz models and everything in between.
This Seiko ref. 6217-8000, more commonly known as the 62MAS, is the very first Seiko dive watch ever produced and it occupies an incredibly important role within the brand’s overall history. First launched in 1965, the Seiko 62MAS was the brand’s original debut into the underwater world, and it served as the foundation for countless other Seiko dive watches that would be released during the years that followed. With its utilitarian appearance, highly legible dial, and clean case shape without crown guards, the Seiko Diver 62MAS embodies everything that we love about early dive watches.
|2pc Rubber Tropic Strap
The original stainless steel case is in excellent overall connotation and has thick lugs with sharp lines, despite displaying past signs of light polishing. Crucially, this example is of the “small crown” variety, which is indicative of the first-series Seiko 62MAS watches that are believed to have only been produced for a few months before the brand switched over to the more-common big crown versions. Completing the watch is a black tropic rubber strap with a stainless steel pin buckle.
None. The watch is running and functioning correctly, previous service history is unknown.