31 May 2010

SOLD: SEIKO Automatic Diver 7002-7039 Transitional Diver #2

Up for sale is a SEIKO Automatic Diver 7002-7039, also known as "the Transitional Diver". If I recall correctly, this is the first SEIKO Automatic Diver to be rated at 200m. The Transitional Divers were produced in very short period between 1995 and 1996, just before SEIKO released the 7S26 Diver (SKX series) in 1996. Therefore, it is harder to find and probably will become collectible item because it marks the transition from SEIKO 150m Diver to 200m Diver.

Production date: April 1996.
Case dimension:
  • Width: 42 mm (excludes crown).
  • Thickness: 13 mm.
  • Lug: 22 mm.
As far as I know, all original parts.
Original dial and hands in good condition. Lumes on index markers and hands still glow.
Bezel rotates uni-directionally with 120 clicks. Bezel clicks firmly without play.
Original bezel insert is scratched but can be polished off or replaced (See enclosed pictures. I used strong light to show the scratches. It is not that bad when you see it in person).
Original crystal is scratched.
Case and case back are in good condition and unpolished. There are scratches on lugs. Edges and corners are still well-defined. Factory finish lines are still visible on the top surface of the case.
Movement and date setting mechanism are working well. Service history is unknown but it runs in a shake and accuracy is within spec. Caseback gasket replaced with new genuine SEIKO gasket.
Crown locks in 1.75x full turn.
Water resistant is unknown.
Comes with aftermarket Z22 wave vent rubber strap for SEIKO Diver and new fat spring bars.
Price: SOLD.

The bad: Bezel insert and crystal have scratches.

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