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Authenticity Check Seiko 6138 8020 Panda

  1. Oysterdelarge727 May 19, 2021

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    Good evening everyone, what do you think of this Panda? original? Don't be fooled by being too clean, the watch is quite expensive. I have very conflicting opinions, do not think as if too clean is synonymous with aftermarket, because perhaps an 8021 always kept in the correct climatic...
     
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  2. smitty190373 May 19, 2021

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    What are your concerns?

    It looks like a correct new old stock 6138-8020 that's sat in a drawer since 1978.

    Looks perfectly fine to me.

    Here is an original I had for comparison.

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  3. ConElPueblo May 19, 2021

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    The dial possibly, but certainly not the case surely? It looks very polished.
     
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  4. tikkathree May 19, 2021

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    Fancypants..... dang.
     
  5. smitty190373 May 19, 2021

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    It looks very shiny, but has it been polished? ive seen similar ones that are supposedly nos and they looked very similar
     
  6. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 19, 2021

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    Caseback shot please. Is the case a suwa?
     
  7. time flies May 19, 2021

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    "JAPAN 6138" looks suspect to me.

    have fun
    kfw
     
  8. smitty190373 May 19, 2021

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    Case back for comparison

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  9. Dan S May 19, 2021

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    Poorly polished case and the hands are aftermarket. Extremely common to find these with aftermarket hands and/or dial, obviously. I would also spend some time looking very carefully at the dial.

    Edit: I originally described the obvious tells about the hands, but then decided to delete them. Just study the hands carefully against some original hands.
     
    Edited May 19, 2021
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