Seiko 5 6309-5080 "Dad"
If my father was a Seiko 5, this would be him.
I would imagine in its hay day, Dad would be very stylish. Silver with a matte grey dial, chapter ring with stark white markers combed down leading to the silver hands making their way smoothly around the watch.
It's a handsome watch, and time has made it dignified. Everything remains as they should, except for signs of aging here and there. The bracelet loosened, the lume broke, the edge of the mineral glass worn and beaten.
But the dial remains, a reminder of what he used to be.
And in the collection he sits, patient and quiet. Like a father watching his child grow up.
1980 Vintage Seiko 5 6309-5080 "Dad"
Hour, minute and seconds hands with quickset day-date
Eng / Rom day display
Brushed grey dial
37mm stainless steel case
24 / 10mm lug width
6309 automatic @ 21,600vph
Mineral glass crystal
Seiko Japan proprietary stainless steel bracelet