Thursday, April 02, 2015
Seiko 6309-7049 with best green olive patina ever
Is patina important? Believe me, it is. It makes all the difference in the world. Seiko, so also the Seiko divers are not known for great patina. This diver 6309-7049 has the best patina I have ever seen on a Seiko. I just love the olive green colored markers and hands.
The "7049" was designated for the North American Market, while the "7040" was for the Japanese domestic market and the rest of the world.
There are two main dial variants, the “Suwa dial” and the “non-Suwa dial”. This refers to the use of the Suwa stylized “S” symbol that was used to designate that a watch was made at the Seiko Suwa factory in Japan. The Suwa dial was used from 1976 to about 1980, and has the Suwa symbol just below the “Water 150m Resist” text. It also has the text “Japan 6309-704L T” along the bottom edge of the dial. The date window has a deep bevel around it on this one, and the case back will have “Japan A” on it.