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My love: seiko 0624-5009

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My love: seiko 0624-5009

Post27 Jan 2012, 19:24

This is my favorite...simply elegance and beauty.I love the green-yellow display and the high contrast digits!This is from April 1975 (but released in Japan in 1974) whit original B194 strap.Works well.. :-P
Only few scratches on the glass but ok....
I read in the manual that the battery life is over one year but in my case is about 8-9 months :x ....probably i abuse the use of light....(i hope).I use a Duracell silver oxyde 386,there are better batteries?


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Post27 Jan 2012, 19:35

One of my favourites too. Such a beautiful design. I know Seiko Kid also has a passion for these. Another stunning Seiko of that era is the M159-5039. It sits very much like the large 0634-5019 but is much lighter. It also seems to be the only Seiko digital that I have come across with a clasp at one end of the bracelet and none at the other. The factory brushing also turns 90 degrees on each half of the bracelet.

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Post27 Jan 2012, 19:40

I love this model Seiko too Simone. I like to say it' s my favorite.. but there are so many good Seikos out there that can't keep only 1 in the top spot for long. :lol: Still - as you said it's a very elegant design, well balanced, I also love that 'green skin' it has and the way the case is slightly angled. Tillted so that it is easier to view.

I bought mine many years ago on e-bay in a two watch lot. I wasn't really jazzed about it, actually bought it and the other as "non running junkers" for the bands. Anyway, I took out the old Ray-O-Vac battery that was in tit and put in a new battery for the heck of it and to my big surprise the thing worked great - but had a badlly scuffed up crystal. Ed @ retorleds refurbished it and I've been loving it ever since. (BTW - I use Maxell batteres and they last a few years - but it's not my daily wearer.)
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Post27 Jan 2012, 19:42

beautiful!!! :eek:
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Post27 Jan 2012, 19:42

Yes DWL - the M159-5009 is another awesome model! Those 70's era Seikos were the best, IMO. :twisted:
My dumb work compter is acting up and wont let me upload any pics. I'll have to do that later.
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Post27 Jan 2012, 19:44

Yes, elegant, but your pictures are "greenish-Yellow" as well. You have a white balance issue going on.

I have always wanted one of those watches. They are kind of rare. I am not sure how many people know this, but they did make a "Gold Plated" version of this watch.

Can anyone please give some input of the specs or rarity of the "Gold" plated version of the Seiko 0624-5009? I really want to know this.

Thanks you for showing your watch.

- Patrick
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Post27 Jan 2012, 20:15

LEDluvr wrote:Yes DWL - the M159-5009 is another awesome model! Those 70's era Seikos were the best, IMO. :twisted: .


You're right!!! as soon as possible i'll post the pics of my 0532-5029....
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Post27 Jan 2012, 20:18

retrowrist wrote:Yes, elegant, but your pictures are "greenish-Yellow" as well. You have a white balance issue going on.

I have always wanted one of those watches. They are kind of rare. I am not sure how many people know this, but they did make a "Gold Plated" version of this watch.

Can anyone please give some input of the specs or rarity of the "Gold" plated version of the Seiko 0624-5009? I really want to know this.

Thanks you for showing your watch.

- Patrick

Yah...the gold plated is very rare!I see some pics on the net but in my opinion the "classic" version is better than gold....well De gustibus non est disputandum (latin) :lol:
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Post27 Jan 2012, 21:16

I have the gold 0624 here not in great condition as it pits very easily. I have to say the finish is nowhere near as good as the SS version and the bracelet just isnt in the same league as the solid SS version.

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Post27 Jan 2012, 21:22

DWL wrote:I have the gold 0624 here not in great condition as it pits very easily. I have to say the finish is nowhere near as good as the SS version and the bracelet just isnt in the same league as the solid SS version.

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Adam,

Do you have any pics of the gold plated version? Also, are there anymore of the Gold version Seiko 0624-5009 left in mint shape?

I would love to see what a NOS version of this watch looks like with pictures taken with an DSLR using a Macro lens.

Anyway,

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Post27 Jan 2012, 21:32

Patrick. Cant do the great photos but heres what have in pieces as you can see poor gold plating.

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Post27 Jan 2012, 21:37

Wow! That is somewhat rough. Is there a big difference in the 0624-5009 gold plating from other Seiko's? I do see the potential of a very nice watch if it can be replated, but I am not sure the cost would be worth it.

Thank you very much for the quick upload, and no, these pictures are just fine.

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Post27 Jan 2012, 21:55

Those Gold varients of Seiko models are mainly some crap form of Gold Plate or fill, but I think they use a spray can back at the Seiko factory. The bracelets are not affected and hold their ground. I think the base metal of the cases is not SS.

Nice work on buying that 0624. It was a recent one from ebay no? Her pictures are not that good and sometimes the watches arnt either. You got a good score

Be careful with your passion for these watches otherwise you will end up like me and DWL :mrgreen: With tooo many!

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Post27 Jan 2012, 22:02

The 0624-5009 is a lovely combination of the simplicity and front buttons of the 0634, with the green screen of the M158.

I'm currently hunting LEDs, but an 0624-5009 is on my long term list.
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Post28 Jan 2012, 12:04

Not to put you off Caruso but the green display is a gel filter that is taped to the underside of the crystal

Only ever seen the M158 with a pure green LCD
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Post28 Jan 2012, 13:16

I had a 0624, but swapped it with Adam :-D
Still looking for a good one to replace it !!

Clockace had a NOS gold one (0624-5009). Here's the only picture I could find:
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If you can get into the dwf.nu gallery, I think he has many more pictures of it.
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Post28 Jan 2012, 13:36

Found the gallery !
Here's clockace's folder with the NOS gold 0624:
http://www.dwf.nu/Gallery/thumbnails.ph ... y&uid=1094

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Post29 Jan 2012, 02:52

hey andrew, what a memory! that was 2.5 yrs ago. i still have this watch. it is in such mint cond i wear it very carefully. :-D peter
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Post30 Jan 2012, 19:22

Nice collection there Seiko Kid - I can see you earned your name. :-D

DWL - have you considered getting your 0624 re-gold plated? I think it would be worth the effort. 8-)
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Post18 Jan 2016, 22:18

well i know this is a old thread....i have two of these...one is stainless and one in gold...are the gold ones much harder to get parts for?.....only ever seen a few ...God Bless John...
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Post18 Jan 2016, 22:21

Same Watch, same parts
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Post19 Jan 2016, 01:18

well here is mine i have so far...i would love to find some parts to complete them both....i was able to polish the crystal on the gold one....it looks quite nice so far....

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