Seiko introduced the Skyliner brand – of which this full serviced early 1968 Seiko 6220-8010 Skyliner counts itself – in 1961 as a no-nonsense minimalist dress watch, hand wound, and without date.
Seiko positioned the Skyliner as a mid-range offering at the time, and it came in stainless-steel and gold variants. The company subsequently refreshed the line again, in 1966, with a redesign that resulted in a much higher profile and placed the Skyliner at the forefront of Seiko offerings.
Seiko specialized in clean dials, not marred by any date function or numerals, in the 1950s and 1960s, coupled with thoughtfully chose dial fonts to present pure class – and this dial is no different. Complementing this is an unpolished case, with crisp angles and sharp corners, and dauphine hands.
This Seiko Skyliner comes on a generic vintage stainless-steel bracelet, and with nylon strap, rugged travel case, and springbar tool.
1968 Seiko 6220-8010 Skyliner Mechanical
DIAL: Seiko Skyliner-signed silver dial, with matching dauphine hands.
CASE: Stainless-steel case, 38mm (39.5mm w/crown) x 42.5mm, with matching caseback.
CRYSTAL: Correct domed acrylic crystal, no cracks.
BAND: This Skyliner comes on a generic vintage stainless-steel bracelet, which will fit up to an approx. eight inch; it also comes with a dark blue, green, and white nylon strap.
MOVEMENT: Seiko Calibre 62A, 21 jewel manual wind movement, manufactured in March 1968. We have performed a full service on this watch.
CROWN: Stainless-steel crown.