For your consideration is a November 1969 6116-7173 Silver Rally Diver. An interesting, rare and early proof 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 excellent. 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 case and dial dates are both 9N (see images). The dial and hands are completely original and retain all of their luster and lume. The bezel insert has moderate wear commensurate with the age of the watch. The watch comes on the original Seiko branded bracelet.
Dimensions and Movement
Diameter: 42 mm
Width (L-to-L): 44mm
Lug width: 19mm
Jewels: 21 factory + 2 arbor port
Service and Warranty
I serviced this watch on 05/12/2023. 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 220-230 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.