Seiko 6618-8001 from 1975
For sale is a Seiko 6618-8001.
Designed for the visually handicapped, the Seiko 6618-8001 features a snap open top bezel which allows easy access to the sturdy hands and Braille dial.
The 6618-8001 features an understated textured tactile dial that allows the visually handicapped to enjoy the finishing on the dial even with the lack of sight.
Powered by the hand winding 6618 calibre, the watch is preferred by collectors over the quartz powered 7c17 variant.
With the increasing amount of time telling app available on smartphone, Braille watches like this have evolved to become novelty items instead a need.
The watch case is in immaculate condition with little to no signs of usage other than minor hairline scratches seen on the case. With the constant exposure to physical touch, it is rare to find a 6618-8001 with a dial in such an incredible condition. A brand new crystal has been installed for clarity.
The watch comes on a brand new handmade top grained leather strap.
Serial number has been covered for privacy.
Lug Width: 18mm