The Seiko serial number decoder

Find the manufacture date of any Seiko watch

Seiko watches have a 6 or 7 character serial number on their casebacks. The second character may be a letter but the rest are all numbers. You can use the Seiko serial number to calculate the year of manufacture. Enter the Seiko serial number and movement from your Seiko watch in the boxes below. The watch's date of manufacture will be calculated using the serial number and my list of Seiko movement manufacture dates. You will be given an eBay link to check the value, useful links such as manuals, etc (if available) and for quartz models the battery information may also be returned. This tool cannot be used to guarantee a Seiko's authenticity but it can be used to help spot a fake Seiko.

If more than one date is returned then either I lack data for that Seiko movement or it was made for over a decade. For details of my Seiko movements list click here. For information about how this actually decodes and how to decode a Seiko serial yourself click here.

To get the best chance of getting only one date returned it is best to enter your Seiko movement in the 2nd box. The boxes are not case sensitive. The movement can contain the letter S, which can look very similar to a 5.

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Vintage seiko wristwatch back containing serial number and caliber.
Seiko Serial Number
(6 or 7 chrs):

Seiko Movement
(bit before the hyphen):


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