Seiko’s Sports divers – such as the just serviced 1978 Seiko 6319-6000 automatic diver for sale here – were popular, and quite reminiscent of the late 1960’s and 1970’s chic. This all original automatic dive watch is no different, and - of note - the 6319 automatic movement is highly similar to the 6309 movements, and in fact can be used interchangeably
Seiko’s Sports divers were 70-meter diver watches, aimed at “light” water sports that gained in widespread popularity during the late 1960’s and 1970’s – hence the 70-meter dive rating; however, these dive watches did not feature diving bezels.
Seiko made literally hundreds of Sports diver variations during this time period, with the Japanese manufactures’ Suwa and Dani factory seemingly in competition with one another to see which could devise the most compelling models.
This 6319-6000 sports diver comes with a a leather rally strap, nylon NATO strap, Pelican travel case, and spring bar tool.
1978 Seiko 6319-6000 Automatic Sports Diver
DIAL: Original black dial; day/date - with Roman/English variants - at 3 o’clock position works nicely. Inner tachymeter rotates smoothly via crown, as designed. Original hour, minute, and second hands. Subtle wear on the day/date surround.
CASE: Original 38mm x 43mm stainless steel case in pre-loved condition.
CRYSTAL: Hardlex crystal is scratch-free.
BAND: New black leather rally strap, with white accent stitching and stainless steel hardware, which nicely compliments the sporty nature of this Seiko 6319. This sports diver also comes with a dark blue and red nylon NATO strap, also with stainless steel hardware.
MOVEMENT: Original Seiko 6319 21-jewel automatic movement, manufactured in July 1968. This watch received a full service in May 2020.
CROWN: Original recessed unsigned stainless-steel crown.