Seiko World Time Tokyo Olympics

Seiko World Time Tokyo Olympics

SKU: VWS-1454

Here is a wonderful and rare, all original Seiko World Time from 1967. The charcoal sunburst dial is in very fine condition, with a steel Seiko logo and white lettering. It has a mottle of grey and brown spots and looks fabulous. The dial has faceted steel bar hour markers, wider at 12 o’clock. The rehaut contains the main cities in the 24 time zones, which can be set by turning the crown when it is fully depressed. Note that this movement cannot be manually wound. The baton hands are in very fine condition, the 24 hour hand in red with an arrow tip. The window at 3 o’clock displays the quick-set date.


The stainless steel bezel is in fine condition with some overall wear, perhaps most noticeable at around 12 o’clock. The stainless steel case with the original crown and heavy lugs is in fine condition, with some overall wear. The stainless steel case back has a well preserved 1964 Tokyo Olympic games logo and is in fine condition with a few overall marks and scratches.


The watch comes on an after market leather strap of good quality.


Inside the watch, Seiko’s high grade 6217A movement beats strongly and accurately to within about +12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in September 2021 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


Seiko put on a strong display of horological cutting edge for the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and their World Time watch set a precedent for GMT and time zone watches. The rare and fabulous dial on this watch makes it very desirable for a model that’s already very collectible.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Seiko
    Reference number 6217-7000
    Code    VWS-1454
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material    Leather
    Year    1967
    Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Automatic
    Movement/Caliber   Seiko 6217A
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    17
    Frequency  18000 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    37.5 x 43 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Grey
    Dial numerals    No numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Leather
    Bracelet color    Black
    Lug width    19 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions

    GMT, Date

  • Others

    Central seconds, Only Original Parts, Quick-Set