SOLD — Seiko 6106-8229 Rally Diver



For your consideration is a July 1969 6106-8229 Rally Diver. An interesting, rare and early US resist model. All mechanical and cosmetic components are completely original to the watch.  The crystal is a Hardlex from Klein.


I would rate the cosmetic condition as good. The case has all of the original surface brushing on the upper surface and has not been polished; retaining all of its original case lines.  The dial and hands are in restored condition. I restored the dial finish, hands and re-lumed with vintage lume to a consistency and appearance very in keeping with the original. There are very light marks on the dial though they are difficult to see without magnification.  The bezel insert has a lovely ghosted checkerboard design that made these so unique. The watch comes on a new SNK Seiko strap.

Service and Warranty

I serviced this watch on 01/10/2023. That process includes a full cleaning and evaluation of all movement components and proper lubrication. Lubricants used were Moebius synthetic varieties appropriate for this watch movement type. The movement has two custom produced, American made jewels in the ports of the barrel arbor. The amplitude of the balance wheel is 230-240 range and the rate is (+/-) 2 sec/day. The case back and crown all have new, and factory correct seals.  The crown was mechanically rebuilt to replace the gasket. This watch comes with a 100% money back promise of originality and a 1-year limited warranty on the movement from the time of sale.

Shipping through USPS 2-day. Non-US buyers — I ship with a flat rate using USPS International priority.