Thanks for viewing my listing! I have been a net collector of vintage watches over the years and now I've reached to point where I would like others to enjoy my watches/accessories or finish off projects I don't have time for. Description: Very Rare Titanium Seiko Space Navigator 6M23-7010 SBBD005 Dancing Hands Mecha-Quartz Watch - For Parts/Repair. Condition: Pre-owned in Very Good Cosmetic Condition; Not Fully Working - FOR PARTS/REPAIR. 41mm diameter excluding crown, 43mm lug-lug, 13mm thick; 20/10mm custom lug width.
Accessories: Original titanium YB50A-I bracelet; No box/paper/tags. This specific watch dates to January 1993.
Caliber 6M was used in the famous Age of Discovery Series but some sporty watches like this all-titanium Space Navigator also contained this cool 9 jewel 6M23A mecha-quartz movement. The external bezel has an orbital rule marking that measures the velocity, altitude and number of revolutions of a satellite (a reference PDF scan is available on the web). The crown can be used to change modes in standard position and pulling it out will allow for setting with the 8 and 10 oclock buttons; Cal.6M23A includes time, dual time, alarm, stopwatch, date and perpetual calendar. The 1/10 second chronograph has a very neat recipricating saw action (Youtube "Seiko SBBD005" for a review) - sadly it is not working for this watch. Crystal is scratch free since it's sapphire. There's a unique bubble magnifier within the dial for the date. A bit of aging noted on the hands on the dial; lume medium-weak due to age. For a titanium watch, the case, caseback and bracelet are in very good shape. The buttons press well and are not sticky; they also screw down to prevent inadvertent activation. Battery changed within the year and movement looks clean. Unfortunately the watch is not fully functional as the chrono function and central seconds appear only partially functional (central seconds vibrate but does not tick-advance, while the chronograph turns but does not recipricate); the date change and hour/minutes do move and the watch seems to be able to keep time (observed only over a short period) but I make no guarantees. The original dual side-button clasp YB50A-I titanium bracelet is currently sized loosely for 7.5 inch wrist with 1 microadjustment; there are no extra links. These Dancing Hands movements of the 90s showed off some of Seikos creativity in quartz movements quite collectible nowadays. This 6M23 full titanium Space Navigator is especially rare - this watch will require repair to full functionality but if you need parts/bracelet links for this uncommon titanium Seiko, you have your opportunity here! The item "Titanium Seiko Space Navigator 6M23-7010 SBBD005 Dancing Hands for PARTS/REPAIR" is in sale since Thursday, January 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "hi_bri" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.