The Legendary UNITAS 6497

The Legendary UNITAS 6497

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Seiko Lord Matic 5606-5040

Made for Japan domestic market and not for export, please correct me if I am wrong. It is a high beat 28,800 BPH. Size of this watch is 33cm across and 40mm from lug to lug. Detail craftmanship. It is a one piece case, movement is attached to backplate. Glass and case is together. Tested for 48 hrs and it goes well without fail. Keeping excellent time. Production of this watch was on October 1975, been 35 years old. SOLD.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Seiko Sportsman 6602-9982

Big face 38mm across. Excellent timekeeping. Production of this watch was on September 1969.

Manual winding and was recently serviced. Call or SMS if interested, for sale RM 360, negotiable.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This watch using caliber Unitas 6326, made somewhere in the 1970's. Also refer to my posting on Unitas.

"Wehrmachtswerk" translated as "Movement for Armed Forces ?"and known for its robustness. Direct translation of Wehrmacht is "the armed forces of Germany", used between 1921-1945. "Wehr" means defence and "macht" means might. The story goes back in 1930's when the German government made an international call for tender to equip the Wehrmacht and to be used by all 3 main sections : Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine (Army, Air Force and Navy). The task was to develop the best possible movement, it must be robust, large diameter, could last for several years and low maintenance. They wanted a large diameter so that the balance and gears could be quite big and therefore more durable. The movement should hold the time precisely and dependably. A lot of tests was made and in 1932, the only caliber that was accepted was AS 1130 (the above watch comes with Unitas 6326)

It was still used back in the 1960's where it was part of marketing attraction created by watch manufacturers to sell their watches. It can be said as "military spec" to attract customers. For sale RM 370, call or SMS for best offer.

Below are calibers that are associated with AS 1130, all are manual wind 13".

Alpina 652
AS 1560
AS 1561
AS 1587
AS 1589
AS 1594
AS 1595
AS 1604
AS 1604N
AS 1606
AS 1609
AS 1616
AS 1617
AS 1618
AS 1623
AS 1631
AS 1637
AS 1637N
AS 1642
AS 1648
AS 1694
AS 1697

Seiko Sportsmatic 6619-8110

Everything is intact, all original Seiko. Born in Jan 1968, 42 years and still going strong. Excellent working condition. Take a close look at vintage bracelet, color is a little bit faded and the case is gold plated. Size is 35mm across. Good for collection or you can use daily to office. I am selling this watch, RM 350 or either call/SMS for best offer.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Production of this watch was on Oct 1977, well that is already 33 years old. Excellent time keeping. This model was bought overseas and can't be easily found locally. All original, everything is intact. Look at buckle and leather strap, these are Seiko's. Size of this watch is 33mm across. Dial is still shiny with stainless steel case. For sale now, RM 330 or call for best offer.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


A classic looking Seiko, production of this watch was on Sept 1969.

The only thing good about mechanical watch is, it unexpectedly lasts longer than any other electric watches. Once broken then fix it again, can be used for another decade. Found this watch somewhere and sent for repair. Excellent running condition, and not to forget this is a piece of history. Some scratches on the crystal. Won't find manual winding Seiko anymore or look for GS, they sell manual GS roughly at RM 15K. I am selling this at RM 320, call and give your best offer.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rado President - limited edition

This is a manual winding Rado President, caliber AS 1702 (same as Dorley Supermariner). It was professionally cleaned, oiled and adjusted by an expert. Polished stainless steel case, very clean dial and magnified crystal. Size is 34mm across, without crown. I replaced a pair of new aftermarket leather band.

NOTE : It looks "as other common Rado" but production of this edition was limited to 2,000 units worldwide. Serial 11765. This watch was made between 1965 - 1967. One of them landed here, the one that you see above and below. A rare find and sought after model.