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Help me find my old watch

Back in 1989 I got a Seiko watch that I'm now trying to identify. (It's long since been lost.) It was an analog watch, with just the main watch face with hands and then a second inset 'window' around 6 o'clock. There was the crown at 3 o'clock and two buttons around 2 and 4 o'clock. You would turn the crown, and the selector in the inset would switch from time, alarm, alarm set, countdown, chronograph, etc. If you chose alarm, the main hands would rotate from the time to the setting of the alarm (you could then set the alarm.) If you chose chronograph, the hands would rotate to the straight up position, then you could start the chronograph. I'm hoping to find out the model of this watch. I miss it and want to replace it. Thanks for any help you can throw my way!
Hokie
Answer:
Got this info courtesy of Eric Dodson, who collects Seikos and used to have some 6M13s. The 6M movement types are:
6M13:
- 3 main hands, 24hour hand, date wheel, mode indicator, 4 motors
- crown for mode selection + 4 buttons
- 24h one day and daily alarm
- automatic calendar with day of week for 1400-2499
- day of week search for a specified date
- no stopwatch/chrono
- no countdown timer
6M15:
- 3 main hands, 24hour hand, date wheel, mode indicator, 4 motors
- crown for mode selection + 4 buttons
- 24h daily alarm
- world time function
- automatic calendar until 2099 (no day of week)
- chrono up to 24 hours
- no countdown timer
6M23:
- 3 main hands, 24hour hand, date wheel, mode indicator, 4 motors
- crown for mode selection + 2 buttons
- 2nd crown for inner rotating slide rule bezel
- 24h daily alarm
- dual time function
- automatic calendar until 2099 (no day of week)
- chrono up to 32 days
- no countdown timer
6M25, 6M26:
- 3 main hands, 24hour hand, date wheel, mode indicator, 4 motors
- crown for mode selection + 2 buttons
- 12h daily alarm
- automatic calendar (no day of week, no year)
- chrono up to 60min
- countdown timer up to 60min
6M37:
- 3 main hands, 24hour hand, yacht timer wheel, mode indicator, 4 motors
- crown for mode selection + 2 buttons
- no alarm (only timer signal)
- no calendar
- chrono up to 24 hours
- countdown timer up to 24 hours
- yacht timers 5min, 10min, 15min
6M91:
- 2 main hands, 24hour hand, date wheel, mode indicator, 3 motors
- crown for mode selection + 2 buttons
- 24h daily alarm, dual time alarm
- dual time function
- automatic calendar until 2099 (no day of week)
- no stopwatch/chrono
- no countdown timer
Also, you can find the manuals for these at the link below.
Regards,
Jim Seiko Technical Guides
Answer:
Jim,
That's it! Thanks a lot to you and Eric. Now, any idea how I can get my hands (back) on one of these?
Answer:
...but they aren't too common. Eric found his 6M13s through various contacts he has in various corners of the world. You can reach Eric at wb5apd@alltel.net, and/or check out his site devoted to certain Seiko models (including the 6M13) at the link below.
He may be able to connect you with a source.
Tell him I sent you.
Regards,
Jim Eric's 6M13 page