Seiko 6309-7049 Dive Watch

Seiko 6309-7049 Dive Watch

Why We Love It

Divers like this 6309-7049 are what Seiko is all about. Rough, tough, and eminently reliable, the 6309 has adorned the wrists of professional and amateur divers alike. For the collector who wants a daily driver that can handle whatever punishment that comes its way, this is a turtle that’s hard to beat.

The 6309 came in several different variations, with unique case and dial configurations. What we offer here is a 6309-7049. Like its contemporary, the 6309-7040, the 6309-7049 boasts round hour makers interspersed with the “sword” indices at the Poles. All of this is housed in the famous turtle case that has become a byword for Seiko divers.

Recently serviced, this 6309-7049 is rough and ready to wear!

The Story

In 1976, Seiko released the Reference 6309. Like its predecessor, the 6105, the 6309 has a cushion case. However, the shape of the case was something entirely new for Seiko—a 42mm symmetrical design reminiscent of a turtle’s shell.

This shape has become nothing short of iconic for Seiko, and is still present in their collection today.

The dial on the Seiko 6309 is a masterpiece and, like several other dive watches, is a lesson in simplicity. The famous “sword” hour indices at the poles are complimented by circular lume dots throughout. Other improvements included a day function and a thicker bi-directional bezel with two rings of knurling versus one, making it easier to operate with gloves. 


SKU: TT01261

Stainless steel case is approximately 42mm (excluding crown). Reference 6309-7049.

Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall with moderate signs of use and wear throughout. Bezel likewise has moderate signs of use and wear. Dial is in very good condition with patina to the luminescent elements. Seiko crown. Case back has some signs of use and wear.

Includes one 20mm camo-colored nylon strap.

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