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Help with a 6117-6410 impulse purchase

  1. rendo Feb 8, 2023

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    I hope you can help me with this 6117-6410 that I recently picked up on eBay. It would be better if I asked for opinions before the purchase, but it's too late for that. I believe that at least the dial is not original, but I don't know much about Seikos in general. I may have to return this based on your feedback.

    I found a thread on OF, and a couple others online that show how to check for originality of various Seiko models, but I still have the following questions:

    1. Would you agree that this is an after-market bezel ring based on the imperfections, mainly the borders around the blue and red rectangles?
    2. Isn't the case supposed to be fully polished on all 6117-6410s? This one is mostly brushed.
    3. What does it mean when the "water 70m proof" is missing on the dial? I found a couple other examples of this online, but couldn't find if this is an issue or not.

    Thanks for your help.
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  2. Dan S Feb 8, 2023

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    The rotating ring is definitely no good.
     
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  3. rendo Feb 8, 2023

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    Thank you, lesson learned from this experience. Hopefully the seller will take it back, but if not, I can escalate to eBay as "not as described".
     
  4. Engee Feb 9, 2023

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    If it helps for the future, here are some shots of mine which I believe is right.
     
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