The 7019 family of Seiko sports divers – including this 1972 Seiko 7019-6040 Japanese Domestic Model (JDM) Sport Diver automatic here – saw production through the 1970s, and were the principle calibre used in many Seiko Advan and Vanac models during the same time period.
This 7019 was a Japan-only release, but is similar to Seiko’s smaller 5126 series, in particular the oblong shape of the stainless steel case. During this time period, Seiko placed their movements into multiple highly unique cases, leading to a plethora of out of the ordinary shapes and sizes - not to mention allowing them the ability to stand out on the wrist! The 7019-6040 sports diver is no different, and is, in fact, not terribly common.
This Seiko 7019 automatic sport diver comes with a leather strap, NATO strap, springbar tool, and Pelican travel case.
1972 Seiko 7019-6040 Automatic Sport Diver
DIAL: Original Seiko-signed black dial, with original minute, hour, and second hands. Day/date at 3 o'clock position work as designed, with Kanji Japanese/English day variants. Inner tachymeter rotates via crown, as designed.
CASE: Original 41mm x 45mm stainless steel circular case, with original caseback.
CRYSTAL: Hardlex acrylic crystal, scratch-free.
BAND: New black leather strap, with white accent stitching and stainless steel hardware. This 7019 also comes with a dark blue and orange NATO strap.
MOVEMENT: Original Seiko 21-jewel 7019A automatic movement, manufactured in February 1972.
CROWN: Mostly recessed and unsigned stainless-steel crown.