The 7019 family of Seiko sports divers – including this serviced 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

$599.99Price
  • DIAL: Seiko-signed black dial, with matching 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: Stainless-steel case measures 41mm x 45mm, with matching caseback.

     

    CRYSTAL: Hardlex acrylic crystal, scratch-free.

     

    BAND: Brown leather strap, with white accent stitching and stainless steel hardware. This 7019 also comes with a dark blue and orange NATO strap.

     

    MOVEMENT: Seiko 21-jewel 7019A automatic movement, manufactured in February 1972.  We have serviced this watch.

     

    CROWN: Mostly recessed and unsigned stainless-steel crown.