6105 prices...... Holy Crap.........

6105 prices...... Holy Crap.........

Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

July 15th, 2011, 5:27 am #1

I scour daily the "other" Forum looking perhaps for the right deal were it to present itself and couldnt help but notice the SKYROCKET prices that sellers are asking for their 6105-8110 and 8119s
Damn Sam........... 600-850 and thats NOT eve NOS but average used condition! Why the sudden surge in prices????
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

July 15th, 2011, 6:06 am #2

I sold an IWW restored 6105 last year, all original, with an original waffle. That was about $850 I think I got for it. I had more than that in the watch but was happy with what I got for the watch.
Years ago you could get a decent, unrestored original in the $400-$450 range and rough ones in the $200 range. Or, a nice looking repro dial and hands cobble special for $250ish.

Yeah, a lot of coveted Seikos are not "cheap" anymore. You can get a really nice Brosnan Bond era Omega Seamaster for that kind of money. Once you are close to $1000 you are able to buy some amazing pieces.

That being said, a minty 6105 is a thing of beauty.
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

July 15th, 2011, 6:25 am #3

At those rates my Proof/Proof in ALL original condition at appx: 92% should be at $1000.00 NO original band tho!
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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

July 15th, 2011, 6:30 am #4

I sold an IWW restored 6105 last year, all original, with an original waffle. That was about $850 I think I got for it. I had more than that in the watch but was happy with what I got for the watch.
Years ago you could get a decent, unrestored original in the $400-$450 range and rough ones in the $200 range. Or, a nice looking repro dial and hands cobble special for $250ish.

Yeah, a lot of coveted Seikos are not "cheap" anymore. You can get a really nice Brosnan Bond era Omega Seamaster for that kind of money. Once you are close to $1000 you are able to buy some amazing pieces.

That being said, a minty 6105 is a thing of beauty.
Hi. Very few 6105 are unrestored. My cousin has one from new and has rarely been worn. Its been kept in a safe with a number of Bellmatics and Chronos from that era. The 6105 looks as if it would need minor work to look really good. Mine is in good used condition on a NOS silver spoon type bracelet.

Although these things are a attractive watch, I do prefer the 62MAS. - What is one of those worth now. I purchased both my 62MAS and 6105 in a private deal from one of the English guys on the old SCWF

Cheers Phil
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Joined: June 26th, 2006, 11:50 pm

July 15th, 2011, 9:43 am #5

My 6105 is a thing of beauty indeed, I straight up LOVE mine....all original parts with a lot of wabi and a little touches from the Doc Benson....big prices there huh?
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Joined: March 10th, 2007, 10:16 pm

July 15th, 2011, 12:39 pm #6

Hi Dean. Sounds like you have a good one.

Cheers Phil
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

July 15th, 2011, 3:48 pm #7

I scour daily the "other" Forum looking perhaps for the right deal were it to present itself and couldnt help but notice the SKYROCKET prices that sellers are asking for their 6105-8110 and 8119s
Damn Sam........... 600-850 and thats NOT eve NOS but average used condition! Why the sudden surge in prices????
the prices go up and down.

I've got 3, and ones a mod. The others need reluming/restoration.

So, I don't wear any, what a pain and waste.

Tempted to sell, but won't get much I presume.
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Joined: February 28th, 2006, 10:40 pm

July 15th, 2011, 4:16 pm #8

I ended up having so many watches that never left the watch box. It ended up being like a little Seiko dive watch museum with the 62MAS to 1969 proof/proof 6105-800x, 6105-811x... All on original waffles and all IWW restored... Then the 6306 (both variants), 6309s etc.

They were all beautiful but other than the one 6306 I rarely wore the darned things. The 62MAS was a really neat piece and the caseback was srill all there and the Dolphin had barely worn off at all.

They all got scrificed last year along with the Chevelle to make it through to now and also pay for trucking school.

Now that I am on the road back (literally) I will take a good look and see which Seiko diver to put into the collection. Will it be my third Blue Monste
r? A restored 6306?

I have to be realistic about what I will actually wear. I still have a decent collection of vintage Seikos with a nice restored Bell-matic, Seiko Marvels, Seiko Gyro Marvels and various ones from the 1940s and 1950s. No harm with them being watchbox queens. However, I like to wear my divers. Do I get another MM? A SD 600 (boy do I miss mine), a GS SD GMT? Perhaps the 8L35 powered Tuna? The Darth Tuna was a fun watch to wear...

Where to go when I get my next Seiko diver?
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

July 15th, 2011, 5:56 pm #9

focus will be minimized now after you have experienced other brands....I at times cruise the SEIKO auctions and see what the trend shows in Japan.....much more higher end divers now! MMs, Tunas etc...but I'm still not overpowered by them...yet! I guess I am keeping to my MIL theme for some reason. My Hybrids and the Landtrek seem to satisfy me enough for the Seiko brands...strange......haha!
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 3:51 pm

July 15th, 2011, 6:12 pm #10

I'm more or less the same way! Seems like all the Seikos are starting to look the same.
I was almost at the point of being possessed when I was collecting my Zodiacs but have since sold ALL of them and keeping only my Seawolf and my GMT. Now I'm sorta on a Vintage Bulova kick right now but finding them in my desired size range is a bit tough!
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