This 6117-8000 was Seiko’s second GMT watch after their World Timer. The World Timer, as its name suggests, featured an internal rotating bezel displaying 24 time zones. The 6117-8000 Navigator Timer is a decidedly less busy design that instead ops for a standard GMT layout built around the same 6117 movement.
The design is clean and well executed, featuring everything that I like about Seiko’s watches of the 1970's era. The watch has remarkable ghost bezel, a gunmetal grey dial (there’s also a silver sunburst variant), a bright-red GMT hand, lumed hour and minute hands and a ever so subtle second hands. The watch comes on a solid link oyster bracelet and I decided that this watch would be my globetrotting wrist companion.
Model: GMT Navigator Timer
Caliber: Seiko’s 6117
Year/ era: januari, 1968
Case material: Stainless Steel
Case diameter: 38 millimeters
Band and clasp: Stainless steel solid link oyster bracelet and clasp
Crystal material: Plexi glass
Dial: Deep Gray
Index: stick marker index
Lume: Yes, hourmark dotted
Box/Papers: Insured travel box, no papers
MARKS OF TIME
This ghost bezel GMT is in good condition. According to the serial number the watch is produced in Janiari, 1974. The plexi glass crystal is clear but has some minor bubles in the edge. The case is untouched as the top has a matt brushed finish and the sides a high gloss. The stainless steel band has light scratches. The GMT-hands have developed light patina which makes a tint darker red. The lume on the hands and on the dial are matching in color but the lume on the minute hand has a slight imperfection near the base. The bezel is in worn condition with some nicks and scratches. Not to mention the ghost bezel: the fading of the Arabic numerals, this also makes this watch much more subtle.
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The watch will be shipped via PostNL Express worldwide with a tracking code. Delivery time is only a few working days for Europe and approx. 5-7 days for other non-EU-countries. Please, be aware of customs duty. The buyer is responsible for import VAT and taxes if necessary.
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