A beautiful black dialed men’s Seiko, on the very desirable BOR (Beads Of Rice) bracelet.  Model reference 66-8050


From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in February 1971.  The caliber 66A movement was first introduced in 1960, but this watch has a six digit serial number (introduced in 1967) and states water resistant not water proof, which was started being used on Seiko’s in 1970.


Seiko watches from the 1960’s and 70’s are becoming increasing popular.  The quality of materials and robust movements have moved them past many a Swiss watch, and here is another example of why people are seeking them.  A fully stainless steel case, that was rated water resistant, and a solid hand winding movement adds up to a very wearable watch that has survived well.  One week spot on some of the vintage Seiko watches was the bracelets, that were a little flimsy.  Not the BOR one we have here – it has all the right flexibility while feeling well constructed and secure.  This has also been cleaned thoroughly, and the clasp is the correct Seiko branded one.  The black dial is all original, and the dauphine shape hands are crisp and clean.  The acrylic crystal has been polished, and the size of this watch is very comfortable.  This is subjective, but this feels like a vintage SARB033.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  37.5 mm

Width without crown  34.8 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  41.8 mm

Case Thickness  11.9 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 185 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 2 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

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