The first GMT pilot's watch from Seiko, known as the 6117-8000, has become highly sought after and incredibly difficult to find.
Following the introduction of Seiko's World Timer during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the 6117-8000 Navigator Timer emerged as their second GMT watch. It boasts a cleaner design compared to the standard GMT layout and is equipped with the reliable 6117 movement.
The watch showcases a captivating silver dial coated with a glossy lacquer finish, enclosed by a raised black chapter. It is adorned with silver hash marks and large square luminous markers at each hour, providing clear visibility.
The vibrant red 24-hour hand adds a touch of color and, in combination with the bezel, allows for tracking time in a second time zone. The bezel features a coin-edge style, ensuring smooth rotation in both directions and securely locking in place once adjusted.
The 6117A movement is robust and impressively accurate, maintaining near-perfect timekeeping.
For devoted vintage Seiko enthusiasts, owning this timepiece is a must. However, finding one in such excellent condition is a rare opportunity that shouldn't be missed.
Ships from Tokyo, Japan.
SOLD - Seiko Navigator Timer GMT 6117-8000
This example from April of ‘69 is in very good condition: The case is crisp and unpolished with all factory finishes still intact and has light scratches with no big dents observed, and its barrel shape is perfectly contoured to the wrist. The dial is perfect and the bezel has some scratches and shows early signs of ghosting.
The glass is in a good condition and has some light scratches.
We've attached the Navigator Timer with a black leather belt to make it more casual and versatile.
MODEL: Navigator Timer GMT
DIAL: Original sunburst silver 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: April 1969
Service History: Serviced in 2017
Bracelet/Strap: Black leather strap