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Mine isn't as nice as GH's, it is missing some lettering. I'm not sure why, I'm thinking someone cleaned the dial and used that putty to remove some dust and the letters came off with it. Other than that it is a very nice watch in great condition.
I was in love with the textured indices and date window, the hidden crown was the icing on the cake for me.
The case back is in great shape, a lot of these are polished and the engraved info is hard to see.
11mm high and neither crown is signed. 42.8mm lug to lug.
It is supposed to come on a beads of rice, luckily I have a couple old Seiko ones so that will be fixed tonight. The lug width is 18mm.
The 7619 is supposed to be a good movement, the biggest issue to know about is the date setting. It has a quickset button for the date, if you press it after 9:00pm on the watch you will force the date wheel backwards into the date corrector. Then the lever and hairspring come out when the shaft holding them in comes off. It is a date wheel issue and your date wheel will no longer work until you get it fixed. I can't imagine wanting to wear a watch with loose parts floating around though. So if you are in the market for a 7619, make sure the date changes with no issues or you will have trouble finding parts to fix it and may have loose parts floating in it.
The seller said it was made in May of 1966. I have not checked it out yet, but will later when I have some time.