Seiko's second GMT watch, known as the 6117-8000 Navigator Timer, followed the release of their World Timer during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In comparison to the standard GMT design, the 6117-8000 model showcases a more streamlined layout and is powered by the 6117 movement.
The dial of this watch has an eye-catching charcoal sunburst appearance, featuring a glossy lacquer finish and encircled by a raised black chapter. It is adorned with silver hash marks and large square luminous markers at each hour. The only burst of color comes from the vibrant red 24-hour hand, which, along with the bezel, enables tracking time in a second time zone. The bezel itself is designed with a smooth rotating coin-edge style, allowing for effortless adjustments in both directions and maintaining secure positioning once set.
The silver and black 24-hour insert on the dial provides a pleasing contrast and shows minimal signs of wear. The case of the watch remains pristine and unaltered, preserving its original factory finishes, while its barrel shape is ergonomically contoured to offer a perfect fit on the wrist.
For devoted vintage Seiko enthusiasts, this timepiece is a must-have item, and the chance to own one in such excellent condition is rare and valuable.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Navigator Timer GMT 6117-8000
This example from March of ‘69 is in a near-mint condition: The case is crisp and unpolished with all factory finishes still intact, and its barrel shape is perfectly contoured to the wrist. The dial is perfect and the bezel shows almost no wear.
The glass is in a good condition and has some light scratches.
The original bracelet has few light scratches but overall retains its beautiful shape.
MODEL: Navigator Timer GMT
DIAL: Original Sunburst Charcoal dark gray dial
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 37.7mm diameter; 11.8mm thickness, 19mm lug width
CRYSTAL: Mineral Crystal
CASE BACK: Screw-in Stainless Steel
MOVEMENT: Seiko Automatic 6117A
Manufacturing date: March 1969
Service History: Unknown
Bracelet/Strap: Original Seiko railroad bracelet 6117-800